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Events 2017

Guided Tour with Museum Director Katarina Pierre
2017-01-22 14:00-14:45 

Museum Director Katarina Pierre's personal selection of works in Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition. Language: Swedish.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Lecture: Cecilia Gärding
2017-01-29 14:00-15:00 

Lecture / Filmmaker and author Cecilia Gärding talks about the book Diversity in Swedish Film Heritage (1890-1950) and her film We Are Like Oranges. In collaboration with Film i Västerbotten and Umeå studentkår. Language: Swedish.

Theatre: While the Clock Ticks
2017-01-31 18:30-19:30 

Theatre / While the Clock Ticks, about four researchers focusing on climate. Prod: Dramaten, Riksteatern and Östgötateatern. In cooperation with Umeå Teaterförening. Tickets: biljettcentrum.com. Language: Swedish. Fully booked!

Artist talk: Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway
2017-02-05 14:00-15:00 

Artist talk / The price they are willing to pay - the ongoing battle over uranium mining in Greenland. Artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway talk about their work in the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition. Language: English. 

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Guided Tour in english
2017-02-07 18:30-19:15 

Guided Tour of the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition in english.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Participating artists: James Acord, Shuji Akagi, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Erich Berger and Mari Keto, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Don't Follow the Wind, Finger Pointing Worker, Dave Griffiths, Isao Hashimoto, Erika Kobayashi, David Mabb, Cécile Massart, Eva and Franco Mattes, Yelena Popova, Susan Schuppli, Shimpei Takeda, Kota Takeuchi, Thomson & Craighead, Suzanne Treister, Andy Weir, Robert Williams and Bryan McGovern Wilson, and Ken + Julia Yonetani.

Film: 100 Cheers (KI-AI 100) and The Radiant
2017-02-14 18:30-20:00 

Film / 100 Cheers (KI-AI 100) by the artist group Chim ↑Pom (2011, 10 min) (Language: Japanese with english subtitles) and The Radiant by The Otolith Group (2012, 64 min) (Language: Japanese and English with english subtitles) In conjunction with the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Guided Tour with Museum Curator Brita Täljedal
2017-02-19 14:00-15:00 

Guided Tour with Museum Curator Brita Täljedal. Museum Curator Brita Täljedal talks about a personal selection of works in the ongoing Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition.

Language: Swedish.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Artist Talk: Ana Vaz and Filipa Ramos
2017-02-21 18:30-20:00 

Artist Talk / Floating World: Becoming Through Film.  Language: English.

In cooperation with Vita Kuben / Norrlandsoperan.

During a public dialogue traversed by visions and rumours, filmmaker Ana Vaz and writer Filipa Ramos will talk about The Voyage Out, the provisory title for a film that is still in its process of becoming, discussing the sources and ideas which founded its inception, while also attempting to imagine a way to sharing a work that is not yet finished. In November 2013, wrapped in smoke and fog rose a new volcanic island in the Pacific south of Japan. Fruit of seismic activity or consequence of the toxic disaster in Fukushima, the newly born isle remains untouched by the human imprint.

Whilst the region around the toxic plant in Fukushima threatens to become an inaccessible contaminated island, the new island of Nishinoshima will receive its very first scientific expedition, a trip that aims to study its potentialities and imagine its evolution.

The Voyage Out plots speculative bridges between these parallel worlds: one, untouched by the human imprint, and the other deeply contaminated by human activities - one as the 'beginning' of a world and the other as 'an ending'.

Shot between the isolated islands of Ogasawara, a scientific expedition to Nishinoshima and the contaminated fields of Fukushima, The Voyage Out fabulates stories of earthly survival led by communities who seem to already inhabit a post-apocalyptic world: resilient beekeepers, caring marine biologists, workers of radioactive de-contamination, utopian gardens, radioactive flowers, dolphin divers and mutant species populate this constellation of creatures thriving amidst a world traversed by the spectres of destruction and renewal.

Filipa Ramos is a writer and editor based in London, where she works as Editor in Chief of art-agenda. She is a lecturer in the Experimental Film MA programme of Kingston University, and in the MRes Art:Moving Image of Central Saint Martins, both in London. Ramos is co-curator of Vdrome, a programme of screenings of films by visual artists and filmmakers. In the past she was Associate Editor of Manifesta Journal and Curator of the Research Section of dOCUMENTA (13). She has recently edited Animals (Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press).

Ana Vaz (b. 1986, Brasília) is an artist and filmmaker whose films and other expanded works speculate upon the relationships between self and other, myth and history through a cosmology of signs, references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography and speculation in exploring the frictions and fictions imprinted upon both cultivated and savage environments and their multiple inhabitants.

A graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Ana was also a member of SPEAP (SciencesPo School of Political Arts), a project conceived and directed by Bruno Latour. Recent screenings of her work include the New York Film Festival - Projections, TIFF Wavelenghts, CPH:DOX, Videobrasil, Courtisane, Cinéma du Réel and Lux Salon. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving-image work. Ana is also a founding member of the collective "Coyote", a cross-disciplinary group working in the fields of ecology, anthropology, ethnology and political science through an array of cross­cutting platforms.

Annual book sale
2017-02-22 11:00-18:00 

Annual book sale starts in the museum shop.

Theatre: Faslane
2017-02-28 14:00-15:30 

Theatre: Faslane - a performance that dives into murky waters at Britain's nuclear submarine base. By and with Jenna Watt. After performance a presentation of David Mabb's installation on the same theme. In cooperation with Umeå Teaterförening. Tickets: biljettcentrum.com. Language: Swedish.

Theatre: Faslane
2017-02-28 18:30-20:00 

A performance that dives into murky waters at Britain's nuclear submarine base. By and with Jenna Watt. After performance a presentation of David Mabb's installation on the same theme. In cooperation with Umeå Teaterförening. Tickets: biljettcentrum.com. Language: Swedish.

Concert: Kristian Anttila
2017-03-01 12:10-12:50 

In collaboration with Culture on Campus. Free entry.

A Crash Course in Saami History
2017-03-07 18:30-19:30 

Oi, you. Yes, you.
If a Saami doesn't have reindeers, does he or she really exist? What is colonialization? What is the background of the situation today? This lecture is a fast-paced crash course in Saami history, focusing on historic as well as contemporary issues about language loss, race biology, current indigenous resistance movements, decolonisation and the importance of art and music as tools to challenge colonialism.

Johan Sandberg McGuinne, teacher of Southern Sami, lectures and answers your questions.
Language: English

Lecture: Lena Andersson-Skog
2017-03-12 14:00-14:30 

This Sunday we are visited by two researchers from Umeå University who are lecturing in connection with the ongoing exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty /  Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene

Lena Andersson-Skog is a professor of economic history at Umeå University. Her lecture at Bildmuseet, entitled The History of Swedish Nuclear Power - from clean energy to hazardous waste, uses 1940 as a jumping-off point and continues until today.

Andersson-Skog will talk about the relationship between government, industry and nuclear power and how attitudes about nuclear power have changed, from smart technology to radioactivity, weapons and waste. Lecture language: Swedish.

This is followed at 14.30 by a lecture on Nuclear Problems, Media and Public Opinion by Senior Lecturer Annika Egan Sjölander.

In conjunction with the Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene exhibition.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Lecture: Annika Egan Sjölander
2017-03-12 14:30-15:00 

This Sunday we are visited by two researchers from Umeå University who are lecturing in connection with the ongoing exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene 

Annika Egan Sjölander is a senior lecturer of media and communication science at Umeå University. Her lecture at Bildmuseet, entitled Nuclear Problems, Media and Public Opinion, is about popular opinions concerning nuclear waste.

Egan Sjölander will focus on the role of the media as well as on differences and tensions among local, national and international contexts and what this means in dealing with nuclear problems. She will also talk about the Swedish decision-making process concerning nuclear waste, which is at a crucial stage. Lecture language: Swedish

Just before this lecture (at 14.00), Professor Lena Andersson-Skog will discuss The History of Swedish Nuclear Power.
 

In conjunction with the Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene exhibition.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Littfest at Bildmuseet
2017-03-17 17:00 - 2017-03-18 01:00 

This year Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival - is staging Friday night's major programmes here at Bildmuseet. It will be an evening of poetry readings, author talks, a new exhibition and two well-known DJs. Free admission, café and bar. A warm welcome!

EVENING PROGRAMME FRIDAY, 17 MARCH

17.00 Food and mingling for Littfest guests and all others
(Restaurang Hansson & Hammar, level 0)

18.00 Ishmael Beah reads from his book Radiance of Tomorrow. Presentation: Helena Fagertun
(Chrystal Palace, level 3)

18.30 Carl Johan De Geer reads his short story The Wahlberg Disease. Presentation: Helena Fagertun
(Chrystal Palace, level 3)

19.00-19.30 Author Ulf Stark and illustrator Linda Bondestam talk about this year's Swedish Picture Book of the Year, Djur som Ingen Sett Utom Vi (Animals  No One Has Seen Except Us), during the opening of their exhibition. (Exhibition Hall on level 2)

20.00 What happens to democracy when government agencies become companies and citizens become customers? Christer Hermansson, in the news with Avanti!, Sweden's first novel about new public management, and Inge-Bert Täljedal, former vice-chancellor of Umeå University, meet in a conversation about new public management in the Umeå of culture-driven growth. Moderated by John Örestig
(Flexhallen, level 0)

21.00 Poetry-readings: Kayombo Chingonyi, Ida Linde, Sigurbjörg Thrastardottir, Kira Pietrek och Gloria Gervitz , and a presentation of the artwork Chrystal Palace
(Chrystal Palace, level 3)

22.00 DJ Ida Linde
(Flexhallen, level 0)

23.00 DJ Mattias Alkberg
(Flexhallen, level 0)


The event is part of the Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival - and a collaboration with Bildmuseet.

Opening: Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2017-03-17 19:00-20:00 

This evening we will open the exhibition of this year's Swedish Picture Book of the Year: Djur som Ingen Sett Utom Vi (Animals No One Has Seen But Us). Author Ulf Stark and illustrator Linda Bondestam, who are receiving the Swedish Picture Book of the Year award at Littfest earlier in the day, are both on hand to talk about their joint book.

Djur som Ingen Sett Utom Vi won the prize with the explanatory statement: 'A picture book that includes material for both children and adults to return to and think about for a long time. Linda Bondestam's evocative and incisive images of unseen inner animals and the subtle, philosophical and sometimes melancholic poetry by Ulf Stark create a congenially mix. Readers will recognise themselves and each other in the fantastic animals, safely accompanied and perfected by the knowledge and warmth of Bondestam and Stark.'

The prize is awarded at Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival - on Friday, 17 March 2017 at 14.00 in Umeå Folkets Hus. That same evening Bildmuseet opens an exhibition with images from the book. At the 19.00 opening both author Ulf Stark and illustrator Linda Bondestam will be present to talk about their book.

Ulf Stark (born 1944) is one of Sweden's most famous writers. He has written more than 100 books and has been translated into 35 languages. His writing encompasses everything from picture books to novels for young people. He has written screenplays based on many of the books and received such awards as the August Prize, Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis, a Guldbagge for best screenplay and an Emmy for best television series.

Linda Bondestam (born 1977) has illustrated dozens of children's books, both in Finland and other countries, and is among the most prominent children's book illustrators in the Nordic region. Bondestam has been nominated for the Finlandia Junior prize twice, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2010 and 2011 and the 2013 Nordic Council children's literature prize. Bondestam studied to be an illustrator at Kingston University in London.

Film: Return of the Atom (2015, 110 min).
2017-03-21 18:30-20:20 

This Tuesday evening, we are showing the documentary Return of the Atom by Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola (2015, 110 min) as part of the programme for the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition. Language: English. Free admission - welcome!

Finland was the first country in the West to give permission for construction of a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Construction of the Olkiluoto Power Plant (OL3) in Euraåminne (Eurajoki) began in 2004, and the plant was to be completed in just five years. However, the project has run into problems, and there have been many delays. The latest reports indicate that it should be in service in 2018.

Return of the Atom is a documentary, but it has also been described as a black comedy and satire of the complex process. For more than a decade, Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola have followed construction of OL3. There is hardly any resistance to nuclear power in the surrounding community, which creates a special frame of mind among the locals and allows room for paranoid scenarios.
 

The exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Lecture: Rasmus Karlsson
2017-03-26 14:00-15:00 

Few types of energy arouse such strong emotions as nuclear power. At the same time many scientists - including today's lecturer Rasmus Karlsson as well as the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - believe that nuclear power has a key role to play in reducing the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

This Sunday's lecture is entitled Can Nuclear Power Solve Climate Change? and is part of the programme for the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocen currently showing. Afterwards there is time for questions and discussion. Free admission as usual. Welcome!

When Sweden and France expanded nuclear power in the 1970s and 1980s, they were able to reduce emissions in record time. Now an equally rapid phase-out of fossil fuels is required to meet the ambitious climate targets that the world agreed upon in Paris.

Rasmus Karlsson is a senior lecturer of political science at Umeå University. He points out that nuclear power, unlike most renewable energy sources, can deliver large amounts of stable base power independent of weather and wind and without requiring large land areas.

According to Karlsson, it is mainly the lack of public trust and consent, or what is known as 'social license', that argue against nuclear power. Although it is theoretically possible to show that a rapid expansion of nuclear power could play a crucial role in stabilising the world's climate, it is very unlikely that such an expansion will actually occur. No one has been killed by radiation since the accident in Fukushima five years ago, but its aftermath shows that nuclear power is politically tenuous and that an accident in a country may impact public opinion worldwide.

Rasmus Karlsson still sees signs of a reorientation in many countries. He mentions that in Sweden, for example, the Left Party prioritises the climate threat ahead of a shutdown of nuclear power. He also maintains that the election of Donald Trump has put the spotlight on climate policy and that the combination of renewable energy sources and consumption criticism advocated by the environmental movement really is a way forward in light of the fact that more than 3.5 billion people still lack access to modern energy.
 

In conjunction with the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Guided Tour in english
2017-03-28 18:30-19:15 

Welcome to a guided tour of the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition in English. A warm welcome; free admission. Bring along or share this information with English-speaking friends.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Participating artists: James Acord, Shuji Akagi, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Erich Berger and Mari Keto, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Don't Follow the Wind, Finger Pointing Worker, Dave Griffiths, Isao Hashimoto, Erika Kobayashi, David Mabb, Cécile Massart, Eva and Franco Mattes, Yelena Popova, Susan Schuppli, Shimpei Takeda, Kota Takeuchi, Thomson & Craighead, Suzanne Treister, Andy Weir, Robert Williams and Bryan McGovern Wilson, and Ken + Julia Yonetani.

Film screening
2017-04-02 14:00-15:30 

This Sunday we are showing two films with a nuclear weapons theme: As Soon as Weather Will Permit by Su Rynard, a personal account of the dropping of the first atomic bombs in 1945, as well as Gair Dunlop's Yellowcake, which traces the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Language: English. Free admission.

As Soon as Weather Will Permit (2014, 15 min)
Artist and filmmaker Su Rynard remembers that she had heard that her uncle had something to do with the first atomic bombs. She writes letters to him, and his response inspired the film As Soon as Weather Will Permit. It turns out that he was one of the young soldiers who dropped one of the first atomic bombs. The title refers to the American War Department's instructions to release the first atomic bomb 'as soon as weather will permit' on one of four cities: Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata or Nagasaki.
Language: English

Yellowcake (2016, 75 min)
The title of Gair Dunlop's film, Yellowcake, refers to a mineral concentrate made of uranium that is used both for the production of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The various branches of nuclear technology are closely intertwined throughout history, and the film examines the British nuclear research programme's rise and fall through specific sites, archives, memories and film history. Language: English
 

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Lecture: Katrine Åhlström Riklund
2017-04-04 18:30-19:00 

This Tuesday evening, we are visited by two researchers from Umeå University who will lecture about how radiation is used to detect and treat diseases. Language: Swedish. Free admission.

The lectures are included in the programme for Bildmuseet's ongoing exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Age of Nuclear Antrophoscene.

Katrine Åhlström Riklund is chief physician and professor of diagnostic radiology at Umeå University. Her research focuses on diseases of the brain and diagnostics through various X-ray techniques. She uses radioactivity to detect diseases such as dementia and Parkinson's disease. By infusing a special radioactive tracer in very low doses, one can follow the blood flow in the brain and view brain functions with the help of a gamma-camera.

After this lecture (at 19.00), Professor Björn Zackrisson will discuss controlled radiation as a powerful tool for the treatment of disease.
In conjunction with the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Lecture: Björn Zackrisson
2017-04-04 19:00-19:30 

Björn Zackrisson is professor of oncology at the Umeå University. At Bildmuseet he will talk about controlled radiation as a powerful tool for the treatment of disease. Great advances in radiation therapy have been made during the last few decades. After surgery, radiation treatment is what cures most cancer patients, and treatment options are becoming more extensive as a result of increased precision.

Just before this lecture (at 18.30), Professor Katrine Åhlström Riklund will talk about useful radiation - how it is used to detect and understand diseases.

In conjunction with the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future?

Is the Anthropocene (The Age of Man) of any concern to us?
2017-04-09 14:00-15:00 

Sverker Sörlin´s lecture is based on his new book about the Anthropocene, which is released in April. Sörlin is a professor of environmental history at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).  Language: Swedish. Free admission.

In conjunction with the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition, wich brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

The artworks explore how nuclear weapons and nuclear power has influenced our interpretation of concepts such as archives, memory, knowledge and time. How can we understand and visualise the ungraspable timeframe of radioactive half-life? How can we archive and communicate knowledge about radioactivity from generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of years into the future? 

Opening: Academy of Fine Arts
2017-05-06 14:00-15:00 

Fool's Gold is the title of this year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University.

Welcome greetings by Katarina Pierre, director of Bildmuseet. Swetlana Heger, Rector of the Art Academy presents the exhibition. Exhibition open all day 11.00-18.00.

Guided Tour of the Academy of Fine Arts exhibition
2017-05-09 18:30-19:30 

Guided tour in Swedish of the exhibition Fool's Gold by master students Jonas Malmberg and Melanie Wiksell.

This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is entitled Fool's Gold. The exhibition title refers to the beginning of a journey that involves a permanent questioning of what defines values and expression.

The exhibition presents works by Razvan Anghelache, Ellen Angus, Jessika Björhn, Simon Gran Danielsson, Jonas Malmberg, Anna Olaes Parker, Cia Ringertz, Jonas Silfversten Bergman, Jenny Simm, Annika Stridh and Melanie Wiksell. The main instructor has been Professor Swetlana Heger.

Fool's Gold is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts and displays a wide range of ideas. Based on their specific interests and personalities, the students have developed independent ways of working.

Guided tour of the Academy of Fine Arts exhibition
2017-05-14 13:00-14:00 

Guided tour in English of the exhibition Fool's Gold by master students Razvan Anghelache and Ellen Angus.

This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is entitled Fool's Gold. The exhibition title refers to the beginning of a journey that involves a permanent questioning of what defines values and expression.

The exhibition presents works by Razvan Anghelache, Ellen Angus, Jessika Björhn, Simon Gran Danielsson, Jonas Malmberg, Anna Olaes Parker, Cia Ringertz, Jonas Silfversten Bergman, Jenny Simm, Annika Stridh and Melanie Wiksell. The main instructor has been Professor Swetlana Heger.

Fool's Gold is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts and displays a wide range of ideas. Based on their specific interests and personalities, the students have developed independent ways of working.

Award of scholarships: Academy of Fine Arts
2017-05-14 14:00-15:00 

We invite you to take part in the scholarship award ceremony for some recent graduates from the master's programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. The ceremony is naturally being held in the exhibition by graduate students entitled Fool's Gold. Music by Marcel Mukdad

Films about parents
2017-05-16 18:00-19:00 

Video screening of films made by students about mothers and fathers. A project open for all students at Umea Achademy of Fine Arts lead by led by artist and guest professor Annika Ström.

Guided tour of the Academy of Fine Arts exhibition
2017-05-16 19:00-20:00 

Guided tour in Swedish of the exhibition Fool's Gold by master students - Cia Ringertz and Jessika Björhn.

This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is entitled Fool's Gold. The exhibition title refers to the beginning of a journey that involves a permanent questioning of what defines values and expression.

The exhibition presents works by Razvan Anghelache, Ellen Angus, Jessika Björhn, Simon Gran Danielsson, Jonas Malmberg, Anna Olaes Parker, Cia Ringertz, Jonas Silfversten Bergman, Jenny Simm, Annika Stridh and Melanie Wiksell. The main instructor has been Professor Swetlana Heger.

Fool's Gold is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts and displays a wide range of ideas. Based on their specific interests and personalities, the students have developed independent ways of working.

Bildmuseet celebrates 5 years on the arts campus
2017-05-20 18:00 - 2017-05-21 01:00 

Bildmuseet celebrates 5 years on the Umeå Arts Campus - a Saturday evening of mingling, art and music. New exhibitions, performances, live music, art quiz and DJ until the wee hours. Free admission, café and bar.

Saturday 20 May 18:00-01:00
BILDMUSEET CELEBRATES 5 YEARS AT THE UMEÅ ARTS CAMPUS
(Exhibitions until 23:00, music, bar and café until 01:00)

18:00-18:30
Performance by Jessika Björhn in the ongoing exhibition Fool's Gold.

18:00-20:00
Open dance and movement workshop led by Jenny Simm, one of the artists in the Fool's Gold exhibition. With the help om greenscreen and voice instructions you become part of a collective dance video.

19:00-19:45
Opening x 2: Roger Metto / Cryosphere and Jumana Emil Abboud / The horse, the bird, the tree and the stone. The artists will present their exhibitions

20:00-20:45
On stage: Iiris Viljanen, one of the most praised pop artists in Sweden.

21:00-21:45 Art-quiz

21:45-22:15
Performance by Annika Stridh in the Fool's Gold exhibition

22:30-23:00
On stage: The acidtechno duo Bottenvikens Silverkyrka.

23:00-01:00
Mingle and dance ont the bottom floor. DJs Bottenvikens Silverkyrka and dj-collective Liquid Sky.

Performance
2017-05-20 18:00-18:45 

Performance by Ellen Angus, Jessika Bjöhrn, Jenny Simm and Annika Stridh.

Opening: Jumana Emil Aboud and Roger Metto
2017-05-20 19:00-20:00 

During Bildmuseet's anniversary evening, two new exhibitions make their open: Jumana Emil Abboud's  The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone  and Roger Metto's Cryosphere.  Both artists will be on hand to speak about their exhibitions

Jumana Emil Abboud / The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone
Influenced by the traditions of Palestinian folklore and myth-making, Jumana Emil Abboud (b. 1971) creates work in drawing, installation, video and performance. Her ambiguous narratives are filled with monsters and magical beings, with the landscapes and sites they inhabit including grottos, wells and trees.

Roger Metto / Chryosphere
In a certain sense, Roger Metto is a landscape painter. His imagery, however, has both representative and abstract elements. Magnificent mountain ranges and deep valleys rendered in an extremely intense range of colours, with features from the mountains of northern Sweden and the Rockies, more closely resemble dreamland geographies. If human figures or buildings appear, they are small and insignificant against the backdrop of powerful landscapes.

Performance
2017-05-20 21:45-22:15 

Performance by Ellen Angus, Jessika Bjöhrn, Jenny Simm and Annika Stridh.

Guided Tour of the Academy of Fine Arts exhibition
2017-05-21 13:00-14:00 

Guided tour in Swedish of the exhibition by master students Simon Gran Danielsson and Jonas Silfversten Bergman.

This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is entitled Fool's Gold. The exhibition title refers to the beginning of a journey that involves a permanent questioning of what defines values and expression.

The exhibition presents works by Razvan Anghelache, Ellen Angus, Jessika Björhn, Simon Gran Danielsson, Jonas Malmberg, Anna Olaes Parker, Cia Ringertz, Jonas Silfversten Bergman, Jenny Simm, Annika Stridh and Melanie Wiksell. The main instructor has been Professor Swetlana Heger.

Fool's Gold is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts and displays a wide range of ideas. Based on their specific interests and personalities, the students have developed independent ways of working.

Guided Tour in english
2017-05-30 18:30-19:15 

Tour of Bildmuseet's exhibitions in English. We currently are showing solo exhibitions by Jumana Emil Abboud and Roger Metto as well as an exhibition with images from this year's Swedish Picture Book of the Year: Djur som Ingen Sett Utom Vi (Animals No One Has Seen Except Us).

Opening: Ana Mendieta
2017-06-18 14:00-15:00 

Ana Mendieta / Covered in Time and History
Blood, fire, earth, water and her own body; Ana Mendieta's poetic and striking works from the 1970s and 1980s are a delicate balancing act between vulnerability and strength. Bildmuseet presents her captivating oeuvre through 21 films as well as a selection of photographs, drawings, prints and three-dimensional works.

Gender, identity and the body were recurring themes in Mendieta's art. She drew inspiration from many of the movements of her day - minimalism, conceptual art, land art and feminism - but the special combination of sculpture, land art and performance art is a form of expression that is entirely her own. During her brief career, Anna Mendieta was astoundingly prolific. The acuity of her works inspires artists today, making her art still relevant and important.

Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) grew up in Cuba and in the United States. After studying art in Iowa, she moved to New York, where she was active until her untimely death at the age of 36. Following her death, Ana Mendieta's artistry was presented in solo shows around the world, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, New York; Tapiés Foundation, Barcelona; Hayward Gallery, London; and Berkeley Art Museum.

Her work has also been displayed in important group shows such as WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance, Guggenheim, New York; Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance, Tate Modern, London.

Ana Mendieta / Covered in Time and History at Bildmuseet is the largest presentation of Mendieta's artistic practice shown in Sweden to date. The exhibition has been produced by the Bildmuseet in cooperation with the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota. Our thanks to The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, Galerie Lelong, New York/Paris and Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.

Night of Art in Umeå
2017-09-09 18:00-21:00 

Bildmuseet will be open to 21:00 and offer a guided tour in swedish at 19:00

Read more about the exhibitions:

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
The picture book Djur som ingen sett utom vi [Animals No One Has Seen Except Us] by illustrator Linda Bondestam and author Ulf Stark has been named the best Swedish picture book in 2016. Pictures from the book is showcased in an exhibition at Bildmuseet.

Jumana Emil Abboud / The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone
Inspired by Palestinian folklore, Jumana Emil Abboud (b. 1971, Galilee) imparts new interpretations to stories and myths that she has collected. Through delicate paintings, poetic cinematography and oral performances, she explores personal and collective memories and what myths can tell us about ourselves, our history and the place where we live.

Roger Metto / Cryosphere
In a certain sense, Roger Metto is a landscape painter. His imagery, however, has both representative and abstract elements. Magnificent mountain ranges and deep valleys rendered in an extremely intense range of colours, with features from the mountains of northern Sweden and the Rockies, more closely resemble dreamland geographies. If human figures or buildings appear, they are small and insignificant against the backdrop of powerful landscapes.

Ana Mendieta / Covered in Time and History
Blood, fire, earth, water and her own body - Ana Mendieta's poetic and striking works from the 1970s and 1980s are a delicate balancing act between vulnerability and strength. Bildmuseet presents her captivating oeuvre through 21 films as well as a selection of photographs, graphic works and objects.

Art Friday!
2017-09-15 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet! Art, bar and free admission - Art Friday is a perfect way to round off the working week. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack.

This first Art Friday offers a performance by the Jerusalem-based artist, Jumana Emil Abboud (19:00). DJ: Jonas Malte Holmberg (Komeda, Projektor 7, Gilles & Felix, etc).

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays this Autumn will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk, guest DJs and much more. Check out the Friday programme in the calendar, or just drop in and enjoy whatever is happening. Welcome!

Pilgatan Cultural Market
2017-09-16 11:00-15:00 

Pilgatan Cultural Market continues all the way to Bildmuseet. The creative workshop is open to visitors of all ages.
 

Arr: Kreativ Kollektiv, Bokcafé Pilgatan, Bildmuseet and ABF.

Music with guided tour
2017-09-16 13:00-14:00 

 Co-organisers: Umeå Chamber Music Festival, Piteå School of Music

Presentation and readings
2017-09-16 15:00-16:00 

Editor Pernilla Berglund presents the latest edition of the Provins publication. Readings by poets Sanna Ulfsparre and Najlaa Eltom

Director Katarina Pierre gives a guided tour
2017-09-17 13:00-14:00 

Jumana Emil Abboud / The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone
Magical beings, spirits in wells and demons in trees and caves inhabit Jumana Emil Abboud's multifaceted universe. Inspired by Palestinian folklore, she imparts new interpretations to stories and myths that she has collected. Through delicate paintings, poetic cinematography and oral performances, she explores personal and collective memories and what myths can tell us about ourselves, our history and the place where we live.

The exhibition touches on existential questions about identity, loss, longing and belonging. Abboud hails from her homeland of Palestine, but her work invites us to weave stories of our own.

Jumana Emil Abboud (b. 1971, Galilee) lives and works in Jerusalem. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as the Istanbul Biennial (2009); Acción! MAD-Festival, Madrid (2010); Sharjah Biennial (2011); Bodies that Matter, Galeri Man, Istanbul (2013); the Venice Biennale (2009, 2015); Baltic, Newcastle (2016); and Kunstraum, London (2016). This is the artist's first major solo exhibition in Scandinavia.

Guided Tour in English
2017-09-17 14:00-15:00 

Guided tour of current exhibitions in English.

Art Friday!
2017-09-22 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** Art Friday 22 September: Guest DJs are Nomis, August, Armas and Jätten from Liquid Sky, a DJ collective for elektronic and alternative dance music. A 45 minute "Walk and Talk" through the exhibitions is available (19:00) for those who likes to talk with others about art. ***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Museum curator Lisa Lundström gives a guided tour
2017-09-24 13:00-14:00 

Ana Mendieta / Covered in Time and History
Blood, fire, earth, water and her own body - Ana Mendieta's poetic and striking works from the 1970s and 1980s are a delicate balancing act between vulnerability and strength. Bildmuseet presents her captivating oeuvre through 21 films as well as a selection of photographs, graphic works and objects.

Art Friday!
2017-09-29 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** This Friday art quiz (19:00) for anyone interested. ***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Screening of the documentary Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside
2017-10-01 11:00-18:00 

A short documentary on Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta (2015, 8 min) in on loop in Bildmuseet's Flexhallen this Sunday. Free admission.

Ana Mendieta: Nature Inside is also part of the Ana Mendieta exhibition that is om display at Bildmuseet's floors 5 and 6, but this Sunday you can see it in large format in the Flexhallen on floor 0. The documentary is produced and edited by Raquel Cecilia Mendieta and all art is by Ana Mendieta (1948-1985). Music by Carlos José Alvarez.

Blood, fire, earth, water and her own body - Ana Mendieta's poetic and striking works from the 1970s and 1980s are a delicate balancing act between vulnerability and strength. Bildmuseet presents her captivating oeuvre through 21 films as well as a selection of photographs, graphic works and objects.

Art Friday!
2017-10-06 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** Art Friday 6 October: Bildmuseet is open until 21:00 with art exhibitions and bar mingle. Guest-DJs are Dennis Lyxzén and Sara Almgren from INVSN, playing records at Bildmuseet the one free weekend between their USA and Europe Tours! They probably need no further presentation, but we cannot help mentioning a few other matchless band projects of theirs: Refused (Dennis), Masshysteri (Sara) and The (International) Noice Conspiracy (Sara and Dennis).

The Friday evening will also offer an open creative workshop. Drop in for all those interested, no previous knowledge is required. The theme for this evening is nature and the landscape, memories from landscapes of childhood and nature as a symbol for emotions and dreams. Equipped with sketch material we will move around the building, looking at art as well as at the landscape outside of Bildmuseet's large windows. In the workshop area we will continue working with our landscape in drawings and paintings. ***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Screening of the documentary Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside
2017-10-08 11:00-18:00 

A short documentary on Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta (2015, 8 min) in on loop in Bildmuseet's Flexhallen this Sunday. Free admission.

Ana Mendieta: Nature Inside is also part of the Ana Mendieta exhibition that is om display at Bildmuseet's floors 5 and 6, but this Sunday you can see it in large format in the Flexhallen on floor 0. The documentary is produced and edited by Raquel Cecilia Mendieta and all art is by Ana Mendieta (1948-1985). Music by Carlos José Alvarez.

Blood, fire, earth, water and her own body - Ana Mendieta's poetic and striking works from the 1970s and 1980s are a delicate balancing act between vulnerability and strength. Bildmuseet presents her captivating oeuvre through 21 films as well as a selection of photographs, graphic works and objects.

A lecture by Annika von Hausswolff
2017-10-08 14:00-15:00 

Sorry, but this lecture is cancelled and we are trying to find a new date.

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Body Double, a lecture based on the art of Ana Mendieta. Annika von Hausswolff is an artist and lecturer at the Valand Academy in Gothenburg.

Art Friday!
2017-10-13 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission. Welcome to yet another Art Friday!

Except from art exhibitions and the bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, this Friday you will have the chance to meet American artist and filmmaker Reynold Reynolds and Chinese artist Yafei Qi. At 19:00-20:00 they will give talks in the Flex hall (20-30 min each), while showing images and films from their works. Language: English.

REYNOLD REYNOLDS (f. 1966) is an American artist and filmmaker. From 1995 on he closely collaborated with Photographer Patrick Jolley (1964-2012) in film, video and photo art, as well as in sculpture and installation art. The film Burn became the final part of a film trilogy built on the themes air, water and fire. Reynolds works, his own as well as the ones he made with Jolley, deals with themes such as trauma, paranoia and displacement and the way disasters are reproduced in the media. His work is characterized by surrealism, macabre humour and melancholic poetry. (http://artstudioreynolds.com/)

YAFEI QI (b.1987) is a Chinese artist who lives and works in Bergen and Beijing. With a background from painting and filmmaking, she is now working with video art. Her focus is on the relationship between different spaces, using lights, performance, scenes and audio to expand the space and break the time into video. She has directed several short films and experimental videos and participated in several group shows in Beijing and Bergen. She graduated 2016 with a Master degree in Fine Art from Bergen Academy of art and Design, and before that she was majoring in Film and Video Art at China Academy of Fine Arts. (http://qiyafei.com/)

This Friday evening is co-organised with Iaspis, an International exchange programme for artists. Through Iaspis, the participating artists are given the opportunity to work in Umeå for a few months this autumn. In Umeå, Iaspis is run by Bildmuseet and the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University; Vita Kuben, Norrlandsoperan; the Verkligheten Gallery; Umeå Municipality and Museum Anna Nordlander in Skellefteå.

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the Friday after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeå's nightlife if you want to continue the evening.

Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour
2017-10-15 13:00-14:00 

Curator Brita Täljedal talks about a personal selection of works by Ana Mendieta in the exhibition Covered in Time and History.

Art Friday and opening!
2017-10-20 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** This friday: Opening (19:00) of Amar Kanwar's exhibition The Sovereign Forest. The artist will be participating.***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Art Friday!
2017-10-27 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** This Friday: Release and public play through of Po Tildholm's audiobook Järnburen (18:00), a journey through the USA and Norrland, with music by The Tallest Man on Earth. Co-organiser: Teg Publishing.***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Museum Curator Sofia Johansson gives a guided tour
2017-10-29 13:00-14:00 

Museum curator Sofia Johansson gives a talk about the artist and film maker Amar Kanwar and his exhibition, The Sovereign Forest.

Art Friday with Guest DJ Annika Norlin
2017-11-03 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** Art Friday 3 November: Bildmuseet is open until 21:00 with art exhibitions and bar mingle. Guest-DJ is Annika Norlin (Säkert!, Hello Saferide), playing records at Bildmuseet. Open Workshop in the Flexhall space (19:00) for those wanting to end the working week with creativity ***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Art Friday!
2017-11-10 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** This Friday: Art quiz (19:00) for anyone wanting to take part and have a go. ***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Artist Talk with Do Ho Suh
2017-11-17 16:00-17:00 

Before the Friday evening opening of Do Ho Suh's solo exhibition at Bildmuseet, the artist will give a public talk. The event is a collaboration with the Umeå School of Architecture, Bildmuseet's neighbour at the Umeå Arts Campus.

Time for the lecture: 4pm. Venue: The Theatre, Umeå School of Architecture.

Artist Do Ho Suh investigates architecture as both physical and psychological spaces. He has painstakingly documented the rooms where he has lived and worked - his childhood home in South Korea and apartments and studios in New York and London - to then recreate them as striking visual works of art.

In the 16 m long Passage/s installation on Bildmuseet's top floor, the artist combines passages and corridors from the different homes he has lived in. In translucent textile structures, he gives form to experiences of mobility and change; crossing borders and moving between different mental spaces. A video installation leads us through an infinite corridor of shifting environments; another transports us vertically through a never ending building.

Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, South Korea) lives and works in London. He represented South Korea at the Venice Biennale in 2011, and has exhibited at an array of museums in Asia, the USA and Europe. This is his first solo exhibition in Scandinavia.

Art Friday and opening!
2017-11-17 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week. This evening will see the opening of two new exhibitions, Dada is Dada and Do Ho Suh / Passages

Director Katarina Pierre gives an introduction to Do Ho Suh's exhibition Passages at 7pm. The artist will be present. Curators Brita Täljedal, Alexandre Fruh and Adrian Notz introduce the exhibition Dada is dada. The bar is open 5-9 pm.

Please note: Before the Friday evening opening of Do Ho Suh's solo exhibition, the artist will give a public talk. Don't miss! The event is a collaboration with the Umeå School of Architecture, our close neighbour at the Umeå Arts Campus.
Time for the lecture: 4pm. Venue: The Theatre, Arkitekthögskolan.
 

Dada is Dada
The Dada is Dada exhibition presents paintings, drawings, documents, photography, collages, objects, sound recordings and films from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dadaism began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the on-going First World War, nationalism, the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals. The exhibition highlights the anti-nationalism of Dadaists, their cross-border networks and desire to question established structures.

Do Ho Suh / Passages
Artist and architect Do Ho Suh investigates architecture as both physical and psychological rooms. In the large Passage/s installation, the artist combines passages and corridors from the different homes he has lived in. In translucent textile structures, he gives form to experiences of mobility and change; crossing borders and moving between different mental spaces.

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

When Mona Lisa got a mustasche and a goatee
2017-11-19 14:00-15:00 

When Mona Lisa got a mustasche and a goatee. Art Historian Ivar Tornéus discusses Dadaism and the break from classical and bourgeois art. A Sunday lecture at Bildmuseet in conjunction to the recently opened Dada is Dada exhibition. Free admission. Lecture language: Swedish.

Dada is Dada presents paintings, drawings, documents, photography, collages, objects, sound recordings and films from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dadaism began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the on-going First World War, nationalism, the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals. The exhibition highlights the anti-nationalism of Dadaists, their cross-border networks and desire to question established structures.

Art Friday and film festival: Queer short films
2017-11-24 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with film festival, art, bar and free admission - welcome to Art Friday!  Umeå European Film Festival is underway and is guesting Bildmuseet this weekend. During Art Friday it offers a programme of queer short films in the flexhall (19:00, 52 min), curated and introduced and by artist and filmmaker Anna Linder.

The Swedish Archive for Queer Moving Images Presents: Let's Fly
Curator Anna Linder: "If the 1916 film The Wings by Mauritz Stiller is the world's first queer film we can say that Swedish queer cinema is more than 100 years old. We celebrate this by starting an archive, a platform, a community for Swedish queer moving images. We are strong. We are amazing. We are many.

There is an enormous collection of queer expressions from 1916 to today. For the screening in Umeå a broad selection has been made, based on thoughts of collectivity, struggles and identity freedom. Some of the films have been laying on shelves in storerooms for many years and need to be dusted off to be shown. Manhood is an example of a film that hasn't been shown for a long time. The film's director Mia Engberg hirself feels that it is one of hir best films. An early trans movie with a lot of warmth and humour. The same goes for the animation based on one of Marie-Louise Ekman's most famous paintings Strip-Tease. A little pearl.

As the program is shown in conjunction to Bildmuseet's Art Friday it is of course loaded with music and action(s).

Mai Zetterling returned to Sweden with a critical gaze to film a portrait of the city of Stockholm. In sharp monologues, Zetterling mocks Swedishness and marriage, hir does drag and quotes August Strindberg. Zetterling's collectivity in the process of creating films brings us over to Verklighetens Folk, who made an activist musical before the parliamentary elections of 2010. They are not forgiving of Sweden either, and belt out their rage together with choreographed dance. The Knife's old music video Pass This On is still always great, beautiful, and yes, totally wonderful. The whole program starts with a lesbian make out-orgy. A film that is pleasurable, and raises its middle finger to the status quo.
Come Let's Fly!"

Films included in the program (52 min)
Babes Roll Out (Brynhildur Thorarinsdottir & Sanna Carlson, 2017, 4:20 min, lesbian action), Strip-Tease (Marie Louise Ekman, 1982, 3 min, animation), The Knife - Pass This On (Johan Renck, 2003, 3:45 min, music video), Manhood (Mia Engberg, 1999, 10 min, documentary), Mai Zetterling's Stockholm (1979, 25 min, film essay) and Gråt allians av vårt hat (Verklighetens Folk, 2010, 5:33 min, activist musical)

Film festival: Diamond People by Sara Jordenö
2017-11-25 14:00-15:00 

Umeå European Film Festival guests Bildmuseet! Screening of Diamantfolket [Diamond People], Sara Jordenö's documentary from 2016 on how her childhood village Robertsfors changed with the closing of the diamond factory. Introduction by Anders Jansson, director of Skellefteå museum. Film and introduction language: Swedish. Free admission.

Robertsfors 2015, the diamond factory shuts down. Which means that the community's largest workplace closes. What happens to people and the place when such a big social change occurs? In this documentary, people in Robertsfors tell us about their lives, what happened to the community, the sense of confidence and identity when the diamond factory was closed.. Sara Jordenö has earlier received recognition for her celebrated documentary Kiki. Now she depicts in a profound way how her birthplace changed with the closing of the diamond factory.

2010/2011 Bildmuseet showed Sara Jordenös first large solo exhibition, Diamond People - Instructions for a Film, the beginning of her long standing projekt about the diamond factory in Robertsfors and an inquiry into the processes of documentary writing and artistic practice informed by anthropological fieldwork. Jordenö also received recognition for her celebrated film Kiki, a documentary about the LGBTQ scene in New York.

Film festival: Instead of Summer by Tom Alandh.
2017-11-26 14:00-15:00 

Umeå European Film Festival guests Bildmuseet this weekend! Screening of I stället för sommar [Instead of Summer] (58 min) by Tom Alandh. Director Tom Alandh will be present, as well as Heleen Rebel who edited the film.
Language: Swedish. Free admission.

In mid-Winter 2010, Tom Alandh made a radio Sommar [Summer] programme, but for television. It was not about himself, as the Sommar programmes in Swedish radio traditionally are, but about some of all the people he met during his 40 years as a documentary film maker at SVT, the Swedish national television. His unique voice guides us through the film, but the focus is on the people he meets. Among others, he tells us about musicians as Cornelis Wreswiik and Monica Zetterlund, and about legendary sportsmen as Nacka Skoglund and Bosse Höglund. He also tells us about Berner the huster, Pia who sold Situation Stockholm and about the "king murderer" Ahlbom that every day listened to Ravel's Bolero.

http://2017.ueff.se/film/i-stallet-for-sommar

Art Friday!
2017-12-01 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** A 45 minute "Walk and Talk" through the exhibitions and discussions about the art with others is available (19:00). Guest DJ:s are Vilma and Ludvig from NORR arts.***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Museum Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour
2017-12-03 13:00-14:00 

Museum curator Brita Täljedal discusses a personal selection of works from the Dada is Dada exhibition. Language: Swedish.

Dada is Dada
The Dada is Dada exhibition presents paintings, drawings, documents, photography, collages, objects, sound recordings and films from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dadaism began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the on-going First World War, nationalism, the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals. The exhibition highlights the anti-nationalism of Dadaists, their cross-border networks and desire to question established structures.

Guided Tour in English.
2017-12-03 14:00-15:00 

Tour of current exhibitions in English.

Art Friday!
2017-12-15 17:00-21:00 

Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week.

Except from bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, the Art Fridays will offer music, performance, encounters with artists and writers, openings, art quiz, film screenings, walk-and-talk and much more.

*** This Friday we will kickstart the annual christmas market in the museum shop and at the open area beside the restaurant. 

Guest DJ of the evening is musician Lina Högström, also known by the artist name Skator. In recent years you have seen her behind the projects Holy and Boys, on tour with Säkert this Spring and Summer and contributing on the artists latest album.***

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeås night life if you want to continue the evening.

Welcome!

Christmas Market at Bildmuseet
2017-12-16 11:00-15:00 

Christmas market in the museum shop and Flexhall space. Students of the Schools of Art, Design and Architecture will be selling their works. The Christmas Market is a collaboration with Kreativ Kollektiv, Bokcafé Pilgatan and ABF