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After 2014 - the transformation of Umeå and Norrland
2015-01-26 09:30 - 2015-01-30 16:00 

Welcome to "After 2014", a week of public talks and roundtable discussions about the development of Umeå and Norrland after the European Capital of Culture year 2014.

The week is organized around the three themes: Regional Development, City Planning and Civic Life. Invited guests will offer their perspectives and discuss with students and faculty from Umeå School of Architecture.

Curated by Alberto Altés, Karin Berggren, Ana Jara and Anton Shramkov. Organized by Umeå School of Architecture in collaboration with Bildmuseet. Language: English.

Monday 26th / INTRO

13:30-13:40 / Presentation. Welcoming statements by Ana Betancour
13:40-15:30 / Introductory lecture by Örjan Wikforss:
Consequences of non-existing regional planning:
On asymmetries in geographoical division, actors, tasks and responsibilities

Tuesday 27th / REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

9:30-10:30 / Lars Westin: The Role of Umeå in the Future Norrland
10:45-12:30 / Björn Forsberg: The End of Growth - What's Next?
12:30-13:15 / Lunch Break
13:30-15:30 / Roundtable with Lars Westin, Björn Forsberg, Adrià Carbonell, Carl Johan Westerlund, Karin Berggren and Björn Ylinenpää (Moderator: A. Altés)

Wednesday 28th / CITY PLANNING

9:30-10:30 / Olle Forsgren: Visions within Ongoing Planning
10:45-12:30 / Catharina Thörn: Urban Frontlines
12:30-13:15 / Lunch Break
13:30-15:30 / Roundtable with Olle Forsgren, Catharina Thörn, Roemer van Toorn, Sergi Serrat, Yiorgos Papamanousakis, Joshua Taylor (Moderator: A. Altés)

Thursday 29th / CIVIC LIFE

9:30-10:30 / Isabella Forsgren: Umeå - An Attractive Node in the North
10:45-12:30 / Erik Persson: The Neoliberal City - From Urban Branding to Class Politics
12:30-13:15 / Lunch Break
13:30-15:30 / Roundtable with Isabella Forsgren, Erik Persson, Ana Betancour, Aida Sánchez de Serdio, Ana Jara, Hanna Ivansson
(Moderator: A. Altés)

Friday 30th / CLOSING

9:30-10:30 Lars Mikael Raattamaa: Geography is Nothing but the Crossing of Economy and Identity
10:45-12:00 / Performance by Lars Mikael Raattamaa
Fantasierna, a crown of sonnets from his poetry book 'Kommunismen'
12:00-13:00 / Lunch Break
13:00-16:00 / Final Roundtable with all the participants (Moderator: A. Altés)

Guided tour by the Museum director
2015-02-01 14:00-15:00 

Take the opportunity to join Museum director Katarina Pierre in a special guided tour of the ongoing exhibitions.

Guided tours of current exhibitions are usualy only conducted Sundays at 13:00 and Wednesdays at 12:30. Saturdays at 13:00 we offer special family tours, an experience that children and adults can share.

The Campana Brothers - Changes the World
2015-02-08 14:00-15:00 

Ted Hesselbom, designer and museum director, talks about the Brazilian design duo. Language: Swedish.

Inauguration: The Spaces Between
2015-02-22 14:00-18:00 

Welcome to the opening of The Spaces Between / Contemporary Art from Havana at Bildmuseet.

Museum director Katarina Pierre opens the exhibition at 14:00, followed by a presentation by curator Antonio Eligio (Tonel) in conversation with Cecilia Andersson, museum curator at Bildmuseet.

Juan Carlos Alom, Javier Castro, Sandra Ceballos Obaya, artist duo Celia - Yunior, Ricardo G. Elias, Luis Gárciga Romay, Luis Gómez Armenteros, Jesús Hdez-Guero, Ernesto Leal, Glenda León, Eduardo Ponjuán Gonzalez, Grethell Rasúa, Lázaro Saavedra González and Jorge Wellesley.

The Spaces Between addresses the social and economic reality that has taken shape in Cuba in recent years. The exhibition presents fourteen artists living in the dynamic and complex capital, Havana. Their work highlights the people, the city and the social and political conditions of life there. The title, The Spaces Between refers to the gap between the artwork and its reception, between language and truth, and between the actual past and an imagined future.

The exhibition was produced by Bildmuseet and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver, Canada. It is curated by Cuban artist and critic, Antonio Eligio (Tonel), and Associate Director/Curator of the Belkin Art Gallery, Keith Wallace.

Performance by Lazaro Saavedra
2015-02-22 15:00-15:10 

Performance by the Cuban artist Lazaro Saavedra in conjunction with the opening at Bildmuseet of The Spaces Between / Contemporary art from Havana.

Welcome! Free admission. N.B. The perfomance is only 10-15 minutes long. Please take a seat in the "flexhallen" well in advance.

Bildmuseet Book Sale
2015-02-24 11:00 - 2015-03-03 20:00 

Book Sale in Bildmuseets shop. The annual sale begins

Arctic Mental Wellness
2015-02-24 14:00-17:00 

Welcome to take part of international research on Arctic mental wellness. The open conference is a collaboration between Vaartoe/Cesam and Bildmuseet at Umeå University. Lecture language is English.

Coffee is served 30 minutes before the conference.
Welcome! The program is open to the public and admission is free.

PROGRAM
Flexhallen, Bildmuseet, Umeå Arts Campus

14:00
Opening
Patrick Hébert, Chargé d´affaires, Embassy of Canada to Sweden
Lena Maria Nilsson, Project coordinator, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University

14:10
Mental Well-Being and Suicide Prevention in Circumpolar Regions
Susan Chatwood, Director, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research, Yellowknife, Canada

14:40
Living in conflict - on the psychosocial consequences of the conditions for reindeer herding in Sweden
Lars Jacobsson, Professor emeritus, Department of Clinical Sciences, Umeå University

Coffee break

15:30
Sami perspectives on suicide and cultural sensitivity in psychiatric care
Petter Stoor, Clinical Psychologist/Researcher, Sámi Norwegian National Advisory Board on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (SANKS), Norway/Sweden

16:00
Focus on Sami mental wellness: Some thoughts about a new book
Patrik Lantto, Director, Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research (CeSam), Umeå University

16:30
Conclusion

On Cuban Contemporary Art
2015-02-24 18:30-20:00 

Cuban Contemporary Art. Talk by Antonio Eligio (Tonel), one of the curators of the exhibition The Spaces Between / Contemporary Art from Havana. Language: English

The Spaces Between addresses the social and economic reality that has taken shape in Cuba in recent years. The exhibition presents fourteen artists living in the dynamic and complex capital, Havana. Their work highlights the people, the city and the social and political conditions of life there. The title, The Spaces Between refers to the gap between the artwork and its reception, between language and truth, and between the actual past and an imagined future.

The Capital of Culture and the Sami Perspective
2015-03-03 18:30-20:00 

Welcome to a panel discussion in the series Arena Capital of Culture with researchers, cultural practitioners, cultural producers and others about the past year as capital of culture and the future of the Sami culture in Umeå.

Film: Unfinished Spaces (2011)
2015-03-10 18:30-20:00 

Film: Unfinished Spaces (2011), by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray. Sweden premiere of the film about Fidel Castro's vision for a Cuban art scene. In conjunction with the exhibition The Spaces Between

Inauguration: Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2015-03-15 14:00-18:00 

The picture book is an art form that can appeal to all ages. Snöbollen (the Snowball) - The Swedish Picture Book of the Year - is the sole award in Sweden that highlights the picture book as an artistic medium. The winner is announced and the prize is awarded during Littfest - Umeå International Literature Festival, in March 2015. The book will then be presented in an exhibition at Bildmuseet. During this exhibition period, the theme of picture books will be the focus of activities in our workshop which is open to all ages.

Snöbollen will be awarded to the best picture book published in 2013. The initiative for the Swedish Picture Book of the Year prize has been taken by Krumelur - the organisation for young words in the north - together with Umeå2014, the Astrid Lindgren Foundation Solkatten, Kulturföreningen Pilgatan, County Libraries of Västerbotten and Västernorrland, Littfest and Bildmuseet.

Guided Tour: The Spaces Between
2015-03-22 14:00-15:00 

Curator Cecilia Andersson gives a guided tour of the exhibition The Spaces Between / Contemporary Art from Havana

Lecture: On Digital Art
2015-03-24 18:30-20:00 

Curator Cecilia Andersson gives a talk on Digital Art in conjunction to the exhibition Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / A Draft of Shadows

Film: 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering
2015-04-07 18:30-20:00 

Staged performances from the 1960s New York directed and documented by Barbro Schultz Lundstam. A selection of the films are shown

Guided Tour: The Spaces Between
2015-04-12 14:00-15:00 

Director Katarina Pierre gives a guided tour of the exhibition: The Spaces Between / Contemporary Art from Havana

Lecture: Finn Arne Jørgensen
2015-04-19 14:00-15:00 

Finn Arne Jørgensen, Associate Professor of Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment, Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå university will lecture in conjunction with the exhibition, Rafael Lozano Hemmer / A Draft of Shadows

Film: Microbrigades - Variations of a Story (2013)
2015-04-21 18:30-19:30 

Film: Microbrigades - Variations of a Story  (2013) by Florian Zeyfang, Alexander Schmoeger and Lisa Schmidt-Colinet. About collective house building in Cuba. In conjunction with the exhibition The Spaces Between / Contemporary Art from Havana

Let's get together and create a picture book!
2015-04-25 12:00-16:00

Seven picture books created by 167 children in Umeå municipality will be on display at Bildmuseet.

Guided Tour
2015-04-28 18:30-19:30 

A guided tour of ongoing exhibitions.

Guided Tour
2015-05-05 18:30-20:00 

Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour of ongoing exhibitions.

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-16 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Opening / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
2015-05-16 14:00-18:00 

Micael Norberg, head of department at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, and professor Swetlana Heger give a presentation of the exhibition. In conjunction with the opening, Ann-Catrin Olsson presents her performance Donated Moves. At 14.30 presentation of the work Views and Visitors by Douwe Mulder and Loes Degener at the entrance floor of Bildmuseet.

This years exhibition by the graduate students from the masters programme at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts presents works by Benjamin Andersson, Samuel Andersson, Loes Degener, Joakim Friberg, Anna Hillbom, Funny Livdotter, Oscar Mega Männikkö, Douwe Mulder, Erik Nilsson, Ann-Catrin Olsson, Varg Strande, André Talborn, Jonas Westlund and Katrin Westman. Professor Swetlana Heger has been their main supervisor was

The exhibition title Between the Devil and the Deep Sea refers to the time between the students art education and the initiation of their professional careers.

Between the Devil and the Deep Sea represents the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts and displays a wide range of practices and ideas, including performance art, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, audio and video. The students have developed independent practices, specific to their individual intentions and temperaments.

Presentation / Views and Visitors
2015-05-16 14:30-15:30 

Artists Douwe Mulder and Loes Degener give a presentation of their work Views and Visitors at the entrance floor of Bildmuseet. In conjunction to the opening of the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts graduation show, Between the Devil and the Deep Sea.

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-17 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-19 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-20 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-21 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-22 13:30-13:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Create on the theme of plants
2015-05-23 12:00-16:00 

It is Fascination of Plants Day at the Arts Campus on Saturday, May 23. Parts of the extensive program take place at Bildmuseet. Short lectures will be presented in the flexhall and in honour of this day, the theme in the workshop area are plants.

Take a picture of a spring flowers with your camera or mobile phone. In the workshop we will print it to create a joint photo exhibition of spring flowers.
On the platform outside Bildmuseet's main entrance, you're invited to make paint from scratch, using pigments and ingredients from the realm of plants. Together we create plant-inspired paintings. Drop in between 12:00-16:00

There is lots more on the program this day; Fascination of Plants Day is also underway in Sliperiet and outdoors on the Arts Campus where you are invited to meet up with plant scientists and other plant experts, conduct experiments and field trips, listen to short presentations and discover the beautiful plants in small temporary exhibitions. Welcome to spend the day in the fascinating world of plants!

Fascination of Plants Day is an international initiative carried out in various locations around the world. In Umeå, the event is organised in collaboration with Umeå University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå Municipality, Arboretum Norr, Bonsai Society and the Forestry Research Institute. This year the event is arranged in collaboration with Bildmuseet and Sliperiet as part of the program of Umeå University's 50th anniversary and SLU's 100th anniversary.

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-23 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-24 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Guided tour and Concert
2015-05-24 14:00-16:00 

One of the participating artists offers an English tour of the graduation show Between the Devil and the Deep Sea. At 15:00 a concert in the exhibition space with folk rock artist Joe Wulff (UK/Germany) - Rock' n' Rest.

This year's exhibition by the graduate students from the masters programme at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts present works by Benjamin Andersson, Samuel Andersson, Loes Degener, Joakim Friberg, Anna Hillbom, Funny Livdotter, Oscar Mega Männikkö, Douwe Mulder, Erik Nilsson, Ann-Catrin Olsson, Varg Strande, André Talborn, Jonas Westlund and Katrin Westman.

The exhibition title Between the Devil and the Deep Sea refers to the time between the end of the student's art education and the initiation of their professional careers.

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-26 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

A conversation on place, body and material
2015-05-26 18:30-19:30 

Artist Anna Hillbom, participating in the graduation exhibition Between the Devil and the Deep Sea at Bildmuseet, meets poet Pernilla Berglund in a conversation about place as material and material as body in the creative process.

Writing is an important part of Anna Hillboms artistic practice and Pernilla Berglund has recently released her second collection of poetry, "Fälla".

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-28 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-29 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Mural animation with Erik Nilsson
2015-05-30 12:00-16:00 

Mural animation workshop with Erik Nilsson. He is one of the newly examined artists participating in the exhibition Between the Devil and the Deep Sea at Bildmuseet. As part of his exhibited work From here to there in seconds, he leads two open workshops in mural animation. Welcome!

Together we will paint coloured patterns on the walls of the Bildmuseet workshop area, using red, yellow and blue (RGB colours). When we illuminate the darkened room with coloured lights, the illusion of an animation is created. Movements occur when the colours appear in different lights.

No registration or previous experience necessary.

Perfomance / Donated Moves
2015-05-30 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Mural animation with Erik Nilsson
2015-05-31 12:00-16:00 

Mural animation workshop with Erik Nilsson. He is one of the newly examined artists participating in the graduation show Between the Devil and the Deep Sea at Bildmuseet. As part of his exhibited work From here to there in seconds, he leads two open workshops in mural animation. Welcome!

Together we will paint coloured patterns on the walls of the Bildmuseet workshop area, using red, yellow and blue (RGB colours). When we illuminate the darkened room with coloured lights, the illusion of an animation is created. Movements occur when the colours appear in different lights.

No registration or previous experience necessary.

Performance / Donated Moves
2015-05-31 12:30-12:35 

Ann-Catrin Olsson performs Donated Moves. Ann-Catrin Olsson's work is an approximately 5 minute long choreography made out of a mixture of donated moves. The performance will take place once a day, at 12:30, during the exhibition period. 

Presentation / Views from Bildmuseet
2015-05-31 14:00-15:00 

In conjunction with the Umeå Acadmy of Fine Arts masters exhibition Between the Devil and the Deep Sea, participating artists Loes Degener and Douwe Mulder give a presentation - Views from Bildmuseet - in collaboration with Joshua Taylor and Rafaela Taylor.

Inauguration: Mien Meo Mieng
2015-06-14 14:00-18:00 

Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam opens at Bildmuseet. The curators Tran Loung and Le Thuan Uyen presents the exhibition.

Mien Meo Mieng means 'Land of Distortions'. Caution, consideration and contortion are required in order to express one's opinion in Vietnamese society, a reality with origins in the country's history. A serious and critical message is often hidden behind a seemingly innocent and sometimes humorous statement.

The exhibition includes video, painting, sculpture and installations by Vietnamese artists active in their homeland. The works deal with the topics of the aftermath of war, migration, economic conditions and the vulnerability of Vietnamese society.

The participating artists are Bang Nhat Linh, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Tran Nam, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen The Son, Pham Tran Viet Nam, Tran Kim Ngoc, Tran Tuan, Trieu Minh Hai, Truong Cong Tung, UuDam Nguyen, Vu Duc Toan and Vu Hong Ninh.

Mien Meo Mieng has been produced by Bildmuseet and curated by Tran Luong. Assistant curator: Le Thuan Uyen.

Pilgatan culture market
2015-09-12 11:00-16:00 

A collaboration between the Book café Pilgatan, Creative Collective, Verkligheten, ABF and Bildmuseet

Guided Tour: Mien Meo Mieng
2015-09-13 14:00-15:00 

Thuy Nguyen Thi Bich, doctoral student in Art history, Umeå University, and curator Brita Täljedal give a tour of the exhibition Mien Meo Mieng / Samtida konst från Vietnam. Language: English

The exhibition at Bildmuseet is one of the most comprehensive presentations to date of Vietnamese art in Sweden. It fills Bildmuseet with sculpture, video, painting, drawing and installation and has been produced in collaboration with Tran Luong, one of Vietnam's most prominent curators.

Mien Meo Mieng translates as 'The land of distortion'. Caution, consideration and contortion are required in order to express one's opinion in Vietnamese society, a reality with origins in the country's history. A serious and critical message is often hidden behind a seemingly innocent and sometimes humorous statement. The Vietnamese saying "Roll your tongue seven times before speaking" is the thematic origin of the exhibition.

Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam includes sculpture, video, painting, drawing and installation by 14 artists active in their homeland. Most of the works were created during the past two years and some especially for this exhibition. The works concern such topics as the aftermath of war, freedom of expression, economic conditions, migration and the general vulnerability of the Vietnamese society.

Participating artists are Bang Nhat Linh, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen The Son, Nguyen Tran Nam, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Nguyen UuDam, Pham Tran Viet Nam, Tran Thi Kim Ngoc, Tran Tuan, Trieu Minh Hai, Truong Cong Tung and Vu Hong Ninh. This exhibition presents their works for the first time in Sweden.

The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet and organised by Hanoi-based Curator Tran Luong and assistant Curator Le Thuan Uyen. A richly illustrated catalogue is under production.

In conjunction with the exhibition a comprehensive programme of artist presentations, lectures, guided tours, films, workshops and educational programmes will be held during September and October. The exhibition and the related programme series are Bildmuseet's contribution to the celebration of Umeå University's 50th anniversary.

History? Who cares? Seminar on Contemporary Art Scene in Vietnam
2015-09-19 13:00-16:15 

On the occasion of the current exhibition Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam, Bildmuseet and the Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University are pleased to invite you to a Saturday afternoon with public lectures on the independent art scene of Vietnam. 

Talks will be given by artists Nguyen Phuong Linh and UuDam Tran Nguyen who participate in the exhibition, as well as by Veronika Radulovic, Berlin based artist and curator specialising in Vietnamese contemporary art. Moderator: Micael Norberg, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Language: English

The seminar is the first of a series of talks on Vietnam and part of Umeå University's 50th anniversary programme. Free admission as usual, but registration is required because of a limited number of seats.

Organised by Bildmuseet and the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University

Anna Rådström gives a guided tour
2015-09-20 14:00-15:00 

Art historian Anna Rådström, who researches contemporary Vietnamese art at Umeå University, gives a tour of the exhibition Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam.

The exhibition at Bildmuseet is one of the most comprehensive presentations to date of Vietnamese art in Sweden. It fills Bildmuseet with sculpture, video, painting, drawing and installation and has been produced in collaboration with Tran Luong, one of Vietnam's most prominent curators.

Mien Meo Mieng translates as 'The land of distortion'. Caution, consideration and contortion are required in order to express one's opinion in Vietnamese society, a reality with origins in the country's history. A serious and critical message is often hidden behind a seemingly innocent and sometimes humorous statement. The Vietnamese saying "Roll your tongue seven times before speaking" is the thematic origin of the exhibition.

Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam includes sculpture, video, painting, drawing and installation by 14 artists active in their homeland. Most of the works were created during the past two years and some especially for this exhibition. The works concern such topics as the aftermath of war, freedom of expression, economic conditions, migration and the general vulnerability of the Vietnamese society.

Participating artists are Bang Nhat Linh, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen The Son, Nguyen Tran Nam, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Nguyen UuDam, Pham Tran Viet Nam, Tran Thi Kim Ngoc, Tran Tuan, Trieu Minh Hai, Truong Cong Tung and Vu Hong Ninh. This exhibition presents their works for the first time in Sweden.

The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet and organised by Hanoi-based Curator Tran Luong and assistant Curator Le Thuan Uyen. A richly illustrated catalogue is under production.

In conjunction with the exhibition a comprehensive programme of artist presentations, lectures, guided tours, films, workshops and educational programmes will be held during September and October. The exhibition and the related programme series are Bildmuseet's contribution to the celebration of Umeå University's 50th anniversary.

Where is Vietnam Going 40 Years After the Vietnam War?
2015-09-27 14:00-15:00 

Lecture by Börje Ljunggren, Asia specialist and former Ambassador in Vietnam and China. Language: Swedish

Lecture: Thuy Nguyen Thi Bich
2015-09-29 18:30-19:30 

Thuy Nguyen Thi Bich, doctoral student in Art history at Umeå University, gives a talk on female artists in Vietnam. Language: English.

The Vietnam War and its Background
2015-10-04 14:00-15:00 

Lecture by historian Dick Harrison in conjunction to Bildmuseet's exhibition Mien Meo Mieng, so far the most comprehensive presentation of contemporary Vietnamese art in Sweden. Lecture language: Swedish.

Dick Harrison, Professor of History at Lund University, is the author of over forty books and a frequent columnist in the magazine Populär historia (Popular History) and in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. He is one of Sweden's most well-known historians and he has engaged in national as well as world-historical phenomenons such as slavery, the crusades, the black death and the Thirty years' war. Harrison has been affiliated with the Swedish encyclopedia Nationalencyklopedin as an expert and reviewer of its historical content from recent times. He initiated and edited the book series Sveriges historia (The History of Sweden) published by Nordstedts.

The exhibition Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam fills Bildmuseet with sculpture, video, painting, drawing and installation by 14 artists active in their homeland. The works concern such topics as the aftermath of war, freedom of expression, economic conditions, migration and the general vulnerability of the Vietnamese society.

The series of talks in conjunction to the exhibition is a part of Umeå University's 50th Anniversary Programme.

"I have a Vietnam in Västerbotten too"
2015-10-11 14:00-15:00

Literature historian Annelie Bränström-Öhman gives a talk at Bildmuseet on author Sara Lidman and her commitment to Vietnam. An event in conjunction to the current exhibition of contemporary art from Vietnam.

Guided Tour: Mien Meo Mieng
2015-10-13 18:30-19:30 

Curator Brita Täljedal gives a tour of the exhibition Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam, which is one of the most comprehensive presentation to date of Vietnamese art in Sweden. Language: Swedish

Challenges for the Future of Vietnam
2015-10-18 14:00-15:00 

Challenges for the Future of Vietnam - Climate Change From a Health Perspective. Lecture by Joacim Rocklöv, scientist of environment and public health, Umeå University. Language: Swedish.

Poor Because You Got Ill
2015-10-18 15:00-16:00 

Poor Because You Got Ill - On the Catastrophic Health Expenditures in Vietnam.Lecture by Curt Löfgren, scientist of economy and public health, Umeå University. Language: Swedish.

Artist talk / John Akomfrah
2015-10-24 12:00-17:00 

Meet British artist and film maker John Akomfrah. He will talk about his work as an artist and the Black Audio Film Collective as well as his collaborations with Smoking Dogs Films. Lina Gopaul and David Lawson of Smoking Dogs Films will also be taking part. Language: English

Note: Free admission, Fully Booked.

In collaboration with BAC-Baltic Art Center, the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and Humlab-X, Umeå University.

PROGRAMME

12:00-12:50 Preview of Vertigo Sea

13.00-13.10 Welcome by Katarina Pierre, Director Bildmuseet

13.10-14.10 Another history is always possible
Artist John Akomfrah in conversation with Livia Paldi, Director BAC-Baltic Art Center

14.10-14.40 Coffee

14.40 -15.20 Do it yourself or in collaboration?
Artist John Akomfrah, Lina Gopaul and David Lawson from Smoking Dogs Films about the collaborative aspects of their work.
Moderator: Katarina Pierre, Bildmuseet

15.20-17.00 Screenings: Handsworth Songs (1986) and The Stuart Hall Project (2013).

Opening John Akomfrah / Vertigo Sea
2015-10-25 14:00-15:00 

Welcome to the opening of Vertigo Sea, John Akomfrahs new three-channel film installation. Akomfrah will be present to make a public presentation.

The film installation is screened in a darkened exhibition hall on the basement floor, specially built for the purpose. Welcome!

14:00 Welcome från director Katarina Pierre

14:10 John Akomfrah makes a presentation of Vertigo Sea

14:30 Swedish premiere of Vertigo Sea (48 min), which will be screened continuously during Bildmuseet's opening hours

Vertigo Sea forms a meditation on man's relationship with the sea: on the role of the sea for migration, in war and conflict, for the history of slavery and colonization. It is a narrative on man and nature, on beauty, violence and on the precariousness of life. Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick and Heathcote Williams' Whale Nation are two literary points of reference.

Vertigo Sea premiered at the 2015 Venice Biennale, All the World's Futures. As a first touring venue, the work is now presented at Bildmuseet in collaboration with BAC-Baltic Art Center. Production: Smoking Dogs Films.

Guided Tour: Mien Meo Mieng
2015-11-01 14:00-15:00 

Curator Brita Täljedal gives a tour of the exhibition Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam, which is one of the most comprehensive presentation to date of Vietnamese art in Sweden. Language: Swedish.

Opening of three exhibitions
2015-11-22 14:00-15:00 

Opening of three exhibitions: The World Was Flat, Julio Le Parc / Lumière and Nisrine Boukhari / Wanderism is a State of Mind

The World Was Flat
The world was flat, now it's round and it will be a hologram. A group exhibition which thematically reflects upon shifting worldviews and which includes historical as well as contemporary art works. Among the participating artists are Manuela Ribadeneira, John Mario Ortiz, Douwe Mulder, Harun Farocki, Erick Beltrán, Rometti Costales, Julieta Aranda, Herman von Helmholz and Klara Hobza. Curated by François Bucher and Lina Maria López.

Julio Le Parc / Lumière
Julio Le Parc explores perception and spatiality by setting light and reflective materials in motion. These large, spectacular and captivating light installations experiments with our perception of art and its surroundings. Julio Le Parc lives in France and was one of the founders of the influential Groupe Recherche d'Art Visuel (GRAV) in Paris in the 1960s.

Nisrine Boukhari / Wanderism is a State of Mind
Nisrine Boukharis installations may have similarities to a home of someone we know, but is also about people's inner, personal space. To engage the spectator's mind and body she uses everyday materials and objects as well as different principles of color and light therapy. The idea-based works are inspired by psychogeography, theories about how geographical environments affect people's emotions and behavior.

The mind and the brain
2015-11-24 18:30-19:30 

Presentations and discussions on the topic of changing worldviews with researchers from Umeå University.

In conjunction with the exhibition The World was Flat Bildmuseet arranges a series of conversations with researchers from Umeå University. The topics of conversation are about changing worldviews from philosophical, contemporary and historical perspectives. Raising issues about the human desire for order, for logical explanations of the phenomenon and about representations of the world which are in constant flux.

On each occasion, two scientists from different research areas will meet in a thematic discussion moderated by Bildmuseet's curators. Invited researchers will also give a short presentation of their research.

Language: Swedish.

Pär Sundström,
Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Idea and Religious Studies.
Among his research interests, Pär Sundström is mainly concerned with consciousness, perception, colours and the structure and origin of our mind. A large part of his research evolves around questions of how the mind relate to the brain. Is the brain and the mind two entities or one and the same? Pär will talk about how this question has been treated historically and what reasons we have to accept an answer for it today.

Johan Eriksson,
Researchers at Umeå Centre for Functional Brain Imaging
With the help of fMRI Johan Eriksson studies how the brain works while performing different tasks. He is particularly interested in the relationship between consciousness and different types of cognitive functions. May we, for instance, argue that there exists a functioning unconscious memory? During the conversation at Bildmuseet, Johan will talk about the conscious and unconscious processes associated with different functions activation patterns in the brain.

Mind and Memory
2015-11-29 14:00-15:00 

Presentations and discussions on the topic of changing worldviews with researchers from Umeå University.

In conjunction with the exhibition The World was Flat Bildmuseet arranges a series of conversations with researchers from Umeå University. The topics of conversation are about changing worldviews from philosophical, contemporary and historical perspectives. Raising issues about the human desire for order, for logical explanations of the phenomenon and about representations of the world which are in constant flux.

On each occasion, two scientists from different research areas will meet in a thematic discussion moderated by Bildmuseet's curators. Invited researchers will also give a short presentation of their research.

Language: Swedish.

Steven Nordin,
Professor at the Department of Psychology
Steven Nordin researches medical psychology with a focus on human senses, especially chemical senses such as smell. His research includes how the sense of smell deteriorates with age and disease, and hypersensitivity to everyday smells such as perfume. Steven will talk about the role and character of the sense of smell in humans and present examples as to what kind of research goes on in the field today.

Anna Sundström,
Lecturer at the Department of Psychology
Anna Sundström research is mainly focused on memory and dementia and is especially interested in the correlation between lifestyle and the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. Much of her research is based on material from the so called Betula Project, a study of aging and memory that has been going on in Umeå for over 25 years. Anna will talk about how our memory works and how it ages.

Folk medicine and shamanism
2015-12-01 18:30-19:30 

Presentations and discussions on the topic of changing worldviews with researchers from Umeå University.

In conjunction with the exhibition The World was Flat Bildmuseet arranges a series of conversations with researchers from Umeå University. The topics of conversation are about changing worldviews from philosophical, contemporary and historical perspectives. Raising issues about the human desire for order, for logical explanations of the phenomenon and about representations of the world which are in constant flux.

On each occasion, two scientists from different research areas will meet in a thematic discussion moderated by Bildmuseet's curators. Invited researchers will also give a short presentation of their research.

Language: Swedish.

AnnCristin Winroth,
Professor of Ethnology at the Department of Culture and Media Studies
AnnCristin Winroth's research interests are based on stories and belief systems concerning the body, health and disease. Prior to her doctoral thesis, she made interviews based on personal histories of people with symptoms that doesn't fit into the established range of health care treatments. At Bildmuseet, AnnCristin will talk about what is called alternative medicine from a cultural analytical perspective.

Olle Sundström,
Professor of Religious Studies at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Olle Sundström's special field is in religion among the indigenous peoples of the north. He has, among other things, researched on the "struggle against shamanism" which took place in Siberia, particularly during the 1930s. Olle will speak about you how shamanism was looked upon in different times and from different theological, scientific and political views.

Visualization and Visualization
2015-12-06 14:00-15:00 

Presentations and discussions on the topic of changing worldviews with researchers from Umeå University.

In conjunction with the exhibition The World was Flat Bildmuseet arranges a series of conversations with researchers from Umeå University. The topics of conversation are about changing worldviews from philosophical, contemporary and historical perspectives. Raising issues about the human desire for order, for logical explanations of the phenomenon and about representations of the world which are in constant flux.

On each occasion, two scientists from different research areas will meet in a thematic discussion moderated by Bildmuseet's curators. Invited researchers will also give a short presentation of their research.

Language: Swedish.

Ulf Ahlgren,
Professor at Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine
In his research, Ulf Ahlgren develops and uses a new 3D technology in order to study insulin-producing cells in cases of diabetes. He will present examples of how different research revolutions have spurred new visualization techniques further when it comes to documenting scientific findings and to address new questions that arise.

Lenita Lindgren,
Lecturer at the Department of Nursing
Lenita Lindgren's research include how tactile massage and acupressure affects the emotional and physiological reactions in both patients and healthy individuals. Her research interest was sparked in her former professional life working as a nurse in intensive care. At Bildmuseet, Lenita will speak on the theme "Placebo, truth or myth?"

New technologies and the idea of a digital plane
2015-12-08 18:30-19:30 

Presentations and discussions on the topic of changing worldviews with researchers from Umeå University.

In conjunction with the exhibition The World was Flat Bildmuseet arranges a series of conversations with researchers from Umeå University. The topics of conversation are about changing worldviews from philosophical, contemporary and historical perspectives. Raising issues about the human desire for order, for logical explanations of the phenomenon and about representations of the world which are in constant flux.

On each occasion, two scientists from different research areas will meet in a thematic discussion moderated by Bildmuseet's curators. Invited researchers will also give a short presentation of their research.

Language: Swedish.

Finn Arne Jørgensen,
Lecturer in History of technology and environment at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
In his presentation, history of ideas professor Finn Arne Jørgensen will trace the legacy of the digital planet back to post war military satellite programs. Via Buckminster Fuller's metaphor of Spaceship Earth to today's digital maps in Google Earth. He conducts research and teaches on topics such as technology, nature, wilderness infrastructure, the relationships between space and knowledge production, design and consumption as well as waste and recycling.

Anna Croon Fors,
Lecturer at the Department of Informatics and Director at the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies
Anna Croon Fors' research focuses on post humanist and feminist science studies of digitization in our daily lives and in society at large. She is particularly interested in developing alternative forms of knowledge production when it comes to understanding the consequences and effects of digitization. In her presentation, Anna will address the future of research methods - new technologies, new methods and new forms of collaboration.