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Museum Curator Sofia Johansson gives a guided tour
2018-01-21 14:00-15:00 

Museum curator Sofia Johansson gives a guided tour of The Sovereign Forest, a thought-provoking exhibition by Indian artist and film-maker Amar Kanwar, which can be experienced at Bildmuseets third floor until March 11th. Language: Swedish.

Through films, photographs, installations, hand bound books and texts, The Sovereign Forest gives a poetic response to the conflict over land and the resistance of local communities in the Indian state of Odisha. The exhibition bears witness to the conflict as it initiates a creative response to our understanding of crime, politics, human rights, and ecology. With the help of art and poetry, Amar Kanwar tells the story about Odisha, and at the same time raising questions that are most relevant in many regions in the world.

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition:
Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest

Art Friday and live concert with Gidge
2018-01-26 17:00-21:00 

Spring term's Art Fridays at Bildmuseet gets a jump start by a concert with internationally acknowledged electro duoGidge, Jonatan Nilsson and Ludvig Stolterman with their roots in Umeå. The admission is free but the space is limited, so be sure to be here in good time to get in. Welcome!

Gidge released their debut LP "Autumn Bells" 2014, and got brilliant reviews. Since then they also released the EP "For Seoul" with the related short film "Lulin" 2016, as well as the mini album "LNLNN" 2017. Gidge took the top spot as Best New Artist at the influential e-magazine XLR8R's readers' poll and sold out shows in Amsterdam, Berlin and London.

Using the woods and widths of the North as their main source of inspiration, the music of Gidge sounds like a mixture of electronic music and organic elements, such as wooden and stone percussions that the duo recorded in the forests outside of Umeå, together with melancholic vocal samples and warm, fuzzy chord progressions. It is music that affect its audience in an emotional way.

Art Friday at Bildmuseet is open 17:00-21:00, with the concert around 19:00. The admission is free but the space is limited, so be sure to be here in good time to get in. Welcome!

Guided Tour in English.
2018-01-28 13:00-14:00 

Guided tour of the exhibitions in English. Three exhibitions are currently on show: The Sovereign Forest by Indian artist and film-maker Amar Kanwar, Dada is Dada with works fom one of one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century, and Korean British artist Do Ho Suh's exhibition Passages. Read about the exhibitions via the links below:

Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest

Dada is Dada

Do Ho Suh / Passages

Museum Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour
2018-01-28 14:00-15:00 

Museum curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour in the Dada is Dada exhibition, currently on show on the fifth floor of Bildmuseet. As one of three curators of the exhibition, Brita Täljedal will talk about the Dada movement around a selection of works in the exhibition. Language: swedish.

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada, with works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals, to nationalism, and to the on-going First World War. In just a few years, the movement spread across the world. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.

Art Friday with guest DJ:s Duschpalatset
2018-02-02 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar, DJ:s and free admission. Welcome to yet another Art Friday! This Friday you are also welcome to drop-in to the open creative workshop (2nd floor). Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant is open until 21:00.

Guest DJ:s this Friday are Carolina Sandström, Viktor Sandström and Nike Starbrink from the Umeå based band Duschpalatset. Their own music is text based and unpolished indie with an air of the 90's, and perhaps (?) we can get a hint of what they might choose as DJs by their Hymn list of good indie pop songs from the North of Sweden:
http://hymn.se/2017/04/12/duschpalatset-tipsar-om-10-norrlandska-indiepoplatar

Bildmuseet is open all Friday as usual, but the after-work activities start 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 if you want to continue the evening it is just a short walk to Umeå's nightlife.

Welcome!

Ones own place
2018-02-04 14:00-15:00 

One's own place.  A lecture by Ana Betancour, rector of the Umeå School of Architecture, in conjunction to Do Ho Suh's exhibition Passages. Lecture language: English

As Do Ho Suh's art does, Ana Betancour's lecture will concern the idea of home. She will talk about the necessity to have a "place", in relation to current issues and social movements fighting for the right to have a home.

Exploring practices of self-representation, this lecture will introduce alternative modes of working and their impact on and challenge to the social production of space and architecture. Introducing specific examples of artistic activist practices and artistic networks addressing issues of eviction and the right to housing. The focus will be on the depiction of these projects as conflicts, reactions, and responses, namely their dissenting relation to urban processes of urban regeneration, gentrification and privatization.

Ana Betancour is an architect and rector at the Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University. Before that she has been a professor of City planning at the department of Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, she has lectured at KTH, in Stockholm, The Bartlett School of Architecture and School of Architecture at University of East London. She has also been active as an practicing architect.

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition
Do Ho Suh / Passages

Art Friday and Theater / MaMa Dada!
2018-02-09 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday at Bildmuseet. Art exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant is open with free admission until 21:00.

This Friday also a theatre about the female dadaists in the Dada is Dada exhibition (5th floor at 19:00), but to see that you will need a ticket (100 kr, bookings at biljettcentrum.com. Language Swedish).

They wanted to revolutionize art, but were drowned out by the male artist genius. In the playful music theatre MaMa Dada, the forgotten women of Dadaism reclaim their just place in the limelight.

The theatre performance is a collaboration between Bildmuseet and Umeå Teaterförening. It is part of the programme to Dada is Dada, an exhibition currently on show at Bildmuseet with Dada works in loan from collections in Europe.

Guest Tour / Dada - to make a difference
2018-02-11 14:00-15:00 

Dada - To Make a Difference.  Ann-Catrine Eriksson, Art historian, and Christina Svens, Theatre historian, gives a guest tour in the Dada is Dada exhibition on the fifth floor at Bildmuseet. They will focus on the cross-boundary expressions of the Dada movement, and the great courage to question everything to be able to make a difference in art as well as in society.

Ann-Catrine Eriksson is an Art Historian and programme director at the Faculty of Art, and Christina Svens is a Theatre and Literature historian, both at Umeå University.

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada, with works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals, to nationalism, and to the on-going First World War. In just a few years, the movement spread across the world. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.

Art Friday with Walk and Talk
2018-02-16 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission. Welcome to yet another Art Friday! "Walk and Talk" through the exhibitions at 19:00 if you like to discuss the art works with others. Exhibitions, museum shop and restaurant are open until 21:00.

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the Friday after-work activities start 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.

Welcome!

Violence on Indigenous Country
2018-02-18 14:00-15:00 

Violence on Indigenous Country. Kristina Sehlin MacNeil, ethnologist at Umeå University, gives a talk in conjunction to The Sovereign Forest by artist and film-maker Amar Kanwar. The exhibition tells the story about Odisha, and at the same time raising questions that are most relevant in many regions in the world.

In her lecture, Kristina Sehlin MacNeil will talk about what she calls extractive violence, that is direct violence against people, animals and nature in connection to extraction of natural resources. It is a sort of violence that mainly affect people with strong links to their land, such as the Sami people in Sweden and the Aboriginals in Australia. Lecture language: Swedish

In 2017 Kristina Sehlin MacNeil defended her doctoral thesis on Sami and Aboriginal Views on Conflicts and Power Relations with Extractive Industries. She is now doing a postdoc at the Centre for Sami Research at Umeå University.

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition 
Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest

Art Friday with Art Quiz
2018-02-23 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission. Welcome to yet another Art Friday! Exhibitions, museum shop and restaurant are open until 21:00.

This Art Friday offers an art quiz with nice prices at 19:00 for anyone wanting to take part and have a go. The questions will be about art and popular culture, and you don't have to be a specialist. Download the Kahoot app to your smartphone and join the quiz! Language: Swedish.

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!

First World War - 20th Century Disaster
2018-02-25 14:00-15:00 

First World War - 20th Century Disaster. Historian Jacob Stridsman, Umeå University, will give a lecture in connection with the Dada is dada exhibition. Lecture language: Swedish

Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the on-going First World War. In his lecture, Jacob Stridsman will discuss what the war was about and its backgrounds. He will talk about the causes, but also the consequences of the war.

This lecture is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada, with works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.

Book sale in the museum shop
2018-02-27 10:00-17:00 

The annual book sale in the museum shop starts on Tuesday, February 27, at 10.00. Bargain books, art catalogues and various kinds of photo souvenirs.

This is the largest art book sale in Umeå, with 50% off on a unique selection of books on art, design and architecture, comic books, art theory, philosophy, picture books and magazines.

Many of the books found at Bildmuseet are not available at regular booksellers. They often are purchased for special exhibitions and themes, and now we are selling them off to reduce our inventory and make room for new books.

Welcome!

Art Friday with Guest DJ:s and Creative Workshop
2018-03-02 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and guest DJ:s. Welcome to yet another Art Friday! This Friday you are also welcome to drop-in to the open creative workshop (2nd floor). Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00. Free admission

Guest DJ:s this Friday evening are the Umeå musicians Anna Levander (Dolce) and Jesper Lindqvist (Eterkropp and Spiceboys). They promise to play a wide mix of sweet music, a fusion with both older tunes and maybe some new ones. We are looking forward to it!

Bildmuseet is open all Friday as usual, but the after-work activities start 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 if you want to continue the evening it is just a short walk to Umeå's nightlife.

Welcome!

Land Conflicts and the Sami Use of Land
2018-03-04 14:00-15:00 

Land Conflicts and the Sami Use of Land. Malin Brännström, lawyer and legal scholar at Umeå University, gives a talk in conjunction to The Sovereign Forest by artist and film-maker Amar Kanwar. The exhibition tells the story about Odisha, at the same time raising questions that are most relevant in many regions in the world.

In her lecture, Malin Brännström will discuss the conflicts over land in the northern part of Sweden, where Sami people are forced to prove prescription from time immemorial to keep their right to let their reindeer graze on privately owned land. In 2017, she defended her doctoral thesis Forestry and Reindeer Husbandry on the Same Land - A Legal Study of Land Ownership and Sami Reindeer Herding Rights.

This event is part of the Sami Week in Umeå as well as of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest.

Art Friday with the Sámi Week in Umeå!
2018-03-09 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday with the Sami Week in Umeå! Art, bar, guest DJ är 169, Mio Negga and more.

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

17:00-21:00
Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00.

17:00
Presentation of the project Design + Sami. A project incollaboration between Umeå Institute of Design and the sami communities of Övre Soppero, Jokkmokk and Ammarnäs. Language: English. In Humlab-X, Floor 0

18:00-19:00
DJ: 169, Mio Negga
Near the bar, floor 0

18:00-18:30
Guided tour in the exhibition Amar Kanwar/ The Sovereign Forest, Floor 3

19:00-19:15
Quiz in english on sami culture with Johan Sandberg McGuinne.
Floor 0

19:15-19:30
Dance by danser and choriographer Liv Aira, originals from Jokkmokk, now living in Barcelona. In collaboration with Sameslöjdstiftelsen.
Floor 0

19:30-19:45
Live music: Natalie Carrion, sings her song Uppför fjäll. Floor 0

19:45-21:00
DJ: 169, Mio Negga 

Lars Nittve on Duchamps Bottle Drier
2018-03-11 14:00-15:00 

The Bottle Drier, a Freedom Hero of Art. Lars Nittve, former director of several large international art museums around the world, gives a lecture in the exhibition Dada is dada. At Bildmuseet, Nittve will talk about how Duchamp liberated art and expanded what we call art to a category of a completely different order than what we mean when talking about music, literature or theatre. He will also tell us about how a simple bottle drier contributed to emancipate artists in China after the cultural revolution.

Lars Nittve (f.1953) is well known for many art lovers as the director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm 2001-2010. Before that he had a long career as a teacher at Stockholm University, as an art critic in Svenska Dagbladet and Art Forum magazine, and as first curator at Moderna Museet. From 1990 he was the Director of Rooseum-Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst in Humlebæk, Tate Modern London and, after the years at Moderna Museet, for the gigantic museum project M+ in Hong Kong, planned to be opened in the end of 2019. Since Spring 2016 he lives in Jämtland in the north of Sweden, engages in writing and gives advice to ground breaking, non-commercial organisations around the world. Lars Nittve is an honorary doctor at Umeå University.

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada, with works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals, to nationalism, and to the on-going First World War. In just a few years, the movement spread across the world. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.

Art Friday with Littfest!
2018-03-16 17:00 - 2018-03-17 01:00 

Art Friday with Littfest - Umeå International Literature Festival! Readings by poets from all over Europe. Live music with the band Väärt, DJ:s, café and bar. Opening of the exhibition Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill [The Bird Within Flies Wherever It Wants].

Friday March 16th, free admission, no age restriction. The Littfest evening at Bildmuseet offers a rich programme in various parts of the museum building: as visitor you will meet poets, authors, artists and musicians.

The opening hours are prolonged this Art Friday. The whole museum building with shop, exhibitions and programme will be open until 22:30, and the bottom floor with restaurant and music until 01:00.


17:00 LITERATURE MINGLE IN THE RESTAURANT
Bar, food, café from 17:00 and all evening.

17:00 CREATIVE WORKSHOP ON THE PICTURE BOOK THEME
Drop in to the workshop area on 2nd floor until 19:00.

18:00 OPENING: SWEDISH PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill [The Bird Within Flies Wherever It Wants] by author/illustrator Sara Lundberg is named the Swedish Picture Book of the Year. The prize is awarded during the Littfest festival, and the winning book is presented in an exhibition at Bildmuseet. Sara Lundberg will be present and participate at the opening.

19:00 DADA PERFORMANCE: POPRORETOTENONTIOTÖSOS
Skuggteatern interprets Dada (5th floor). Among the visitors in the exhibition Dada is Dada, Skuggteatern gives an on-going performance – about 15 min loop – on a Dadaist theme. Participating actors are Love Ersare, Karin Malmberg, Emil Nilsson-Mäki and Magnus Nilsson-Mäki.

20:00 POETRY READINGS I
Readings in Do Ho Suhs exhibition Passages on 6th floor. Patricipating poets: Göran Greider, Jonas Ellerström, Hanna Hallgren, Yekta and Yolanda Aurora Bohm Ramirez. They will be presented by Per Bergström.

21:00 DJ:S
DJ:s this evening are the dynamic duo behind the cultural magazine Ord & Bild, namely the two editors Ann Ighe and Marit Kapla. You will find them at the bottom floor, beside the restaurant until 23:00.

21:30 POETRY READINGS II
Readings in Do Ho Suhs exhibition Passages on 6th floor. Patricipating poets: Aase Berg, Helen Mort, Mats Söderlund, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl and Nino Mick. They will be presented by Helena Fagertun.

22:30 THE EVENING CONTINUES ON FLOOR 0
The upper parts of Bildmuseet (exhibitions, museum shop, reception) closes at 22:30, but the party goes on on the ground floor, beside the restaurant.

23:00 VÄÄRT!
Väärt! live on stage at Bildmuseet. The band will play older tunes as well as completely new material from their fourth studio album, which is to be released during 2018. The concert is co-arranged with Studieförbundet Bilda

01:00 BILDMUSEET CLOSES - WELCOME BACK

Sunday Tour in English
2018-03-18 13:00-13:45 

Guided tour of the exhibitions in English, free admission as always.Three exhibitions are on show: Dada is Dada with works fom one of one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century, Korean British artist Do Ho Suh's exhibition Passages, and a new exhibition presenting the Swedish Picture Book of the Year. Read about the exhibitions via the links below.

Dada is Dada

Do Ho Suh / Passages

Swedish Picture Book of the Year 

Director Katarina Pierre gives a guided tour (CANCELED)
2018-03-18 14:00-15:00 

The guided tour today by museum director and curator Katarina Pierre has been canceled due to illness.

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Museum Director and curator Katarina Pierre gives a guided tour in the exhibition Do Ho Suh / Passages, currently on show on the 4th and the 6th floor of Bildmuseet. Language: Swedish

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 large Passage/s installation, the artist combines passages and corridors from the different homes he has lived in.

Art Friday with guest-DJs!
2018-03-23 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar, DJs and free admission. Welcome to yet another Art Friday! Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00.

The guest DJ:s this Friday are Sebastian Holmlund and Adam Forsberg of garage rock act Spice Boys from Umeå. Their debut album, Glade, has earned them great international praise. Sebastian and Adam will spin records ranging from anything from Ricky Wilde to Ricky Martin! 

Bildmuseet is open all Friday as usual, but the after-work activities start 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 if you want to continue the evening it is just a short walk to Umeå's nightlife.

Welcome!

Dada and the Yiddish culture of Eastern European Jews,
2018-03-25 14:00-15:00 

Dada and the Yiddish culture of Eastern European Jews, a lecture by Tom Sandqvist, art historian, professor of art theory, and author of, among other books, Dada Öst: Rumänerna på Cabaret Voltaire [Dada East: The Romanians at Cabaret Voltaire]. Free admission. Lecture language: Swedish.

Dada – perhaps the most well-known of the modernist art movements, at the time widely considered scandalous – is said to have started at Cabaret Voltaire during a literary evening in Zürich February 5th 1916. But Dada didn't emerge all of a sudden and fully developed.

In his lecture, Tom Sandqvist will talk about how the Dada movement evolved from a lively artistic tradition in Eastern Europe - especially Romania - and came to Zürich with a group of Romanian modernists that fled from the war. Among them was Tristan Tzara, who coined the term 'Dada'.

It was no coincident that so many of the first Dadaists where Romanians, Tom Sandqvist concludes. He traces the origin of Dada to sources like Symbolism, Futurism, and Folklore and emphasizes the relationship between modernist Romanians and the Yiddish tradition in Eastern Europe.

The lecture is part of the programme to Bildmuseets exhibition Dada is Dada.

Art Friday with guided tour!
2018-03-30 17:00-21:00 

This friday a guided tour of Bildmuseets exhibitions (19:00) The tour takes about 45 minutes. Language: Swedish.

Bildmuseet is open all Friday as usual, but the after-work activities start 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 if you want to continue the evening it is just a short walk to Umeå's nightlife.

Welcome!

Art Friday with Sobad & Skrrk (DJ-set) + workshop
2018-04-06 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and guest DJs. This week also an open creative workshop. Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00. Free admission.

DJs this Friday evening are Sobad & Skrrk (DJ-set). This duo from Random Bastrds will play a mix of Swedish hiphop, RnB, and maybe some disco. Sofia a.k.a. Sobad has been DJing at clubs, events and festivals all over Sweden. Erik a.k.a. Skrrk (one half of the duo Trainspotters) usually works with the RB label at Sliperiet, right next to Bildmuseet. He likes to dig deep for the new and forgotten in SoundCloud as well as in vinyl crates. The duo will bring good vibes and energy, and who knows which direction the evening will go in? Don't miss this!

Bildmuseet is of course open all of Friday as usual, but the bar opens at 17:00. DJs from 18:00. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and if you want to continue the evening it is a short walk to Umeå's nightlife. Welcome!

Museum Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour
2018-04-08 14:00-15:00 

Museum curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour in the Dada is Dada exhibition, currently on show on the fifth floor of Bildmuseet. As one of three curators of the exhibition, Brita Täljedal will talk about the Dada movement around a selection of works in the exhibition. Language: Swedish

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada, with works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals, to nationalism, and to the on-going First World War. In just a few years, the movement spread across the world. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.

Art Friday and opening: John Akomfrah / Purple
2018-04-13 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission. Opening this evening: Purple, a six-channel video installation by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah. Purple is a sequel to Vertigo Sea, which was presented at Bildmuseet after its premiere at the Venice Biennale 2015. Opening talks at 7 pm: John Akomfrah and Director Katarina Pierre in conversation. Welcome!

Purple is an immersive six-channel video installation addressing the future of planet Earth and of mankind, by British artist John Akomfrah. At a time when greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are at historical levels and glaciers are melting, Purple poses the question of human responsibility. In this epic film work, archival film is combined with newly staged footage and a hypnotic sound score.

Dada and dance
2018-04-15 14:00-15:00 

Dada and dance, a lecture by historian of ideas and dance writer Britt-Marie Styrke in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada. She will focus on the female dance artists in the avant-garde of the early 20th century and among the circle of Dadaists. With distorted bodies and provocative movements, they shaped their idea of an anti-art and the dissolution of obsolete ideals.

This lecture is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada, with works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals, to nationalism, and to the on-going First World War. In just a few years, the movement spread across the world. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.

Art Friday and Performance!
2018-04-20 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission. The whole museum - exhibitions, museum shop and restaurant - will be open until 9 pm. This evening at 7 pm there will be a performance by the famous French actor Philippe Girard reading Dada poetry. For the international audience he is well known for films as Cyrano de Bergerac and Micmacs. In France he is also acting at the theatre, in plays by Shakespeare and Molière as well as contemporary authors like Oliver Py.

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada, with works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals, to nationalism, and to the on-going First World War. In just a few years, the movement spread across the world. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.

Sunday Tour in English
2018-04-22 13:00-13:45 

Guided tour of the exhibitions in English, free admission as always.Three exhibitions are on show: Dada is Dada with works fom one of one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century, Korean British artist Do Ho Suh's exhibition Passages, and a new exhibition presenting the Swedish Picture Book of the Year. Read about the exhibitions via the links below.

Dada is Dada

Do Ho Suh / Passages

Swedish Picture Book of the Year 

Artic Change
2018-04-22 14:00-15:00 

Artic Change - thawing Palsa, bubbling streams. Reiner Giesler, Professor of Terrestrial Ecology at Umeå University, gives a lecture in conjunction to John Akomfrah´s exhibition Purple. Language: Swedish.

Art Friday with Art Quiz
2018-04-27 17:00-21:00 

Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission. Welcome to yet another Art Friday! Exhibitions, museum shop and restaurant are open until 21:00.

This Art Friday offers an art quiz with nice prices at 19:00 for anyone wanting to take part and have a go. The questions will be about art and popular culture, and you don't have to be a specialist. Download the Kahoot app to your smartphone and join the quiz! Language: Swedish.

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 and exhibition opening!
2018-05-04 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday! A Friday evening with art exhibition opening and bar.  At 19:00, the opening of C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me), this year's graduation exhibition by students at the master programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. The artists will be present. Inauguration talk by Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, head of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Professor Christoph Dreager, main tutor at the master's programme, presents the exhibition.

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!

The Genesis and Lesson Learned of Dada
2018-05-06 14:00-15:00 

The Genesis and Lesson Learned of Dada. A lecure by Adrian Notz, director of Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich and one of the curators of the exhibition Dada is Dada. Lecture language: English

The presentation will feature the genesis of Dada in Zurich by showing not only the historical developments but also the fields out of which the Dada grew. Notz will present a set up, that makes it easy to demonstrate how Dada can help us, to gain the right attitude and style in a time, that has no style.

This lecture is part of the programme in conjunction with the exhibition Dada is Dada, works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the conservative values of bourgeois society, conventional aesthetic ideals, nationalism and to the on-going First World War. In just a few years, the movement spread across the world. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.

In collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden

Art Friday with film screenings!
2018-05-11 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday! A Friday evening with film screenings and mingling at the bar. At 19:00, screenings of short films on the theme Move, by students form the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts supervised by artist and guest professor Annika Ström. Guest DJ:s this evening are DJ Puzzle (Christoph Draeger) with friend. The bar opens at 17:00.

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!

Guided Tour of C.R.E.A.M.
2018-05-13 13:00-14:00 

The graduate students from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts will give a guided tour in their exhibition C.R.E.A.M.

This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University is entitled C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me). The title refers to a critical questioning of societal values and the possibilities to challenge their definition through artistic expression.

The exhibition presents works by Carolina Andreasson, Emil Carlsiö, Micaela Cignozzi, Laura Heuberger, Jenny Käll, Ariadna Mangrané, Frederico Sjöstrand de Oliveira and Alexander Skats. Their main supervisor is artist Christoph Draeger, Professor at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

C.R.E.A.M. 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.

Distribution of Grants
2018-05-13 14:00-15:00 

Grants ceremony for the graduating students, open to all. The ceremony is led by Head Katrin Holmqvist-Sten and Christoph Draeger, Professor at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

Art Friday with performance and music!
2018-05-18 17:00-21:00 

FRI 18/5 17:00-21:00
Art Friday! A Friday evening with art, readings, performance and music.
The bar opens at 17:00. From 18:00, artists and Fine Arts students
will read texts and poetry, mixed with music acts. The event is
arranged in collaboration with Gore Text and the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University. It's time for some emotional GORE!

Gore Text is a platform for text as an artistic medium. It is an initiative by art students Linnea Johnels and Julia Sjölin, and has earlier has previously taken place at the gallery at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and, in conjunction with Littfest, at Konstfrämjandet. 

Programme

18:00
Joyce, Ma Pui Ying (translated by Martin Wallén)
Sebastian Adolfsson
Ellen Skafvenstedt
Evelina Jönsson

19:00
Hannah Brännström
pasi o jani
Jakob Niedziela
Maja-Li Härdelin & Elvira Varghans
Laura Cemin

20:00
Sorcha Mae Stott-Strzala
Sara Holmström
Jonatan Nilsson
Fest & Sorg

20:30
Arte Gabbere: DJ jet set

Bildmuseet is open all Friday as usual, but the after-work activities start 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 if you want to continue the evening it is just a short walk to Umeå's nightlife.

Welcome!

Guided Tour of C.R.E.A.M.
2018-05-20 14:00-15:00 

Master's students from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts give a guided tour in their exhibition C.R.E.A.M.

This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University is entitled C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me). The title refers to a critical questioning of societal values and the possibilities to challenge their definition through artistic expression.

The exhibition presents works by Carolina Andreasson, Emil Carlsiö, Micaela Cignozzi, Laura Heuberger, Jenny Käll, Ariadna Mangrané, Frederico Sjöstrand de Oliveira and Alexander Skats. Their main supervisor is artist Christoph Draeger, Professor at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

C.R.E.A.M. 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.

Art Friday with DJ Frida Selander
2018-05-25 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday at Bildmuseet with culture award ceremony and guest DJ. Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00. The bar opens at 17:00. Free admission.

During the evening, VK:s culture prize will be awarded to artist Britta Marakatt-Labba. In conjunction to the award ceremony at 18:00 next to the restaurant on floor 0, the artist will talk about her work on 4th floor in conversation with artist Gerd Aurell, member of the prize jury.

Guest DJ from 18:30 is Frida Selander, a Swedish Nina Simone as recently stated in a review of her praised record "När du går på känsla är du alltid i tid". Hopefully we will hear some of her vibrant and beautiful tracks together with the favourite songs by other musicians that she chooses as DJ this evening.

Bildmuseet is open all of Friday as usual, but the evening programme starts at 17:00. At 18:00 VK:s award ceremony. DJ Frida Selander from 18:30. The Art Friday is open until 21:00, and if you want to continue the evening it is a short walk to Umeå's nightlife. Welcome!

Summer exhibition opening
2018-06-15 17:00-21:00 

Summer Opening Party at Bildmuseet! This Friday evening in June, we will open two new exhibitions: The group exhibition Eco-Visionaries and Jochen Lempert's solo show, Sudden Spring.

The bar opens at 17:00. Opening talks with participating artists at 19:00. Free admission – welcome!

With thanks to the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation.

ECO-VISIONARIES
The Eco-Visionaries exhibition includes video works, sound works, drawings, books, and installations presenting alternative views and ideas on humans' relation to nature ecologies, social ecologies, and mental ecologies - systems that are inextricably linked and affect each other. The participating artists propose more sustainable attitudes to man's place on Earth. Works by Ursula Biemann, (b. 1955, Switzerland) and Paulo Tavares (b. 1980, Brazil), Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, the UK), the international group Futurefarmers, Marjetica Potrč (b. 1953, Slovenia), Samuel Roturier (b. 1982, France), Erik Sjödin (f. 1979, Sweden), Leena Valkeapää (b. 1964, Finland) and Oula-Antti Valkeapää (b. 1970, Finland), and Elin Már Øyen Vister (b. 1976, Norway).

JOCHEN LEMPERT / SUDDEN SPRING
Jochen Lempert (b. 1958, Germany) once studied to be a biologist, but since the early 1990s he works as an artist with black and white, analogue photography as his primary medium. However, animals and nature are his principal motifs, which he observes with a gaze and perception that is as much an academic researcher's as an artist's. In the exhibition room, Jochen Lempert presents his photographs in poetic and subtle compositions. He combines various images to evoke associations and new interpretations. Jochen Lempert's work has been shown in art museums all over the world. This is his first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries.

Erik Sjödin / Our Friends the Pollinators
2018-06-16 12:00-16:00 

Erik Sjödin / Our Friends the Pollinators
Workshop Saturday and Sunday 16-17 June
Drop in 12:00-16:00, Bildmuseet's workshop area


'Our Friends the Pollinators' is a workshop where you learn how to build homes for pollinators, such as honey bees, wild bees and bumble bees. Build houses for wild solitary bees out of birch bark, reed, and other organic materials! Those who join the open workshop, will be able to take their newly made house away with them, to place in a garden or park of their choice.

Erik Sjödin is one of the artists in the Eco-Visionaries exhibition. His work is often based on scientific research and deals with the relationship between nature, human beings and other creatures. Through his art, Sjödin aims to raise philosophical questions on how we live today and how we will live in the future, but he also suggests solutions on different problems of the world.

To make it possible for flowers and plants to grow on Earth, they must be fertilized. This is a task done by so-called pollinators, like bumblebees, honey bees and wild bees for example. The honey bee is often spoken of as the most important pollinator, but recent research show that the wild bees are even more efficient and suitable for the task. Unfortunately, many species of wild pollinators are about to disappear completely, among other things due to lack of places to build their nests.

Help to improve the situation of wild pollinators by constructing nests for them! In artist Erik Sjödin's workshop Our friends the pollinators, Bildmuseet's visitors is invited to build bee houses of reeds, bark, hemp and other organic materials. On Saturday, the workshop is led by the artist himself, and on Sunday by Bildmuseet's art pedagogues. Target group: All ages

Erik Sjödin / Our Friends the Pollinators
2018-06-17 12:00-16:00 

Erik Sjödin / Our Friends the Pollinators
Workshop Saturday and Sunday 16-17 June
Drop in 12:00-16:00, Bildmuseet's workshop area

Erik Sjödin is one of the artists in the Eco-Visionaries exhibition. His work is often based on scientific research and deals with the relationship between nature, human beings and other creatures. Through his art, Sjödin aims to raise philosophical questions on how we live today and how we will live in the future, but he also suggests solutions on different problems of the world.

To make it possible for flowers and plants to grow on Earth, they must be fertilized. This is a task done by so-called pollinators, like bumblebees, honey bees and wild bees for example. The honey bee is often spoken of as the most important pollinator, but recent research show that the wild bees are even more efficient and suitable for the task. Unfortunately, many species of wild pollinators are about to disappear completely, among other things due to lack of places to build their nests.

Help to improve the situation of wild pollinators by constructing nests for them! In artist Erik Sjödin's workshop Our friends the pollinators, Bildmuseet's visitors is invited to build bee houses of reeds, bark, hemp and other natural materials. On Saturday, the workshop is led by the artist himself, and on Sunday by Bildmuseet's art pedagogues.

Discover nature in the centre of Umeå
2018-06-17 14:00-15:30 

Join an excursion to Umeå's oldest park, and experience nature in your local surroundings with the guidance of experts.

Sofia Blomquist, forester, and Elisabet Andersson, biologist, from The Swedish Forest Agency, will lead you, answer your questions and talk about the significance of nature in an urban environment.

The excursion starts at Bildmuseet's reception at 14:00, and will take 1,5 h. The event is free of charge and arranged in conjunction to the exhibition Jochen Lempert / Sudden Spring that opens on Friday 15 June.

Jochen Lempert (f. 1958, Germany) is a trained biologist and has been working as an artist since the early 1990s, with black-and-white photography as his primary medium. Flocks of birds, insects, ocean waves or the interplay of light and shadow on foliage; he observes his motifs with the gaze of both a researcher and an artist. In 2017, Jochen Lempert received the prestigious Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography. This is his first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries.

Room for Performance / Shift
2018-09-07 17:00-21:00 

During three intense September days, Bildmuseet and Norrlandsoperan will offer a rich variety of performances by Swedish and International artists. Some are durational acts, performed in parallel at different sites in the buildings, others are performances that you experience from beginning to end. It's time to make Room for Performance! Follow walks, challenge your perception of the performing body, attend the creative workshop or the critique workshop. The theme this year is SHIFT, as in transformation of bodies, questions of life and death, positions between dream and reality.

The performance weekend is the second in a sequel of the successful collaboration in 2015 between Bildmuseet and Vita Kuben/ Norrlandsoperan, and this year Norrlandsoperan's dance department is also partaking. Free admission.

FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
PROGRAMME AT BILDMUSEET

17:00 Art Friday starts, music and bar

17:30-17:45 Introduction Room for Performance
(Flexhallen)

17:45-18:00 Horses and Heroes, re-enactement - Sally von Rosen (Flexhallen. Durational performance.)

18:15-18:50 Selection - Lisa W Carlson & Staffan Westerlund
(Floor 0. Durational performance)

18:00-19:30 Tie, Bind, Bond, Attach, Secure - Miss Vicc Repasi (Floor 6. Durational performance)

19:00-19:15 Horses and Heroes, re-enactment - Sally von Rosen (Reception. Durational performance)

20:00-21:00 Black Holes - Seke Chimutengwende & Alexandrina Hemsley (Flexhallen. Limited seats, please come early to ensure
a seat)


All evening events

17:00-21:00 Symphony of a Missing Room - Lundahl & Seitl
(Inside Bildmuseet. 20 minutes interactive walk. Sign up at
reception)

17:00-21:00 Reflection station by the café.
Come and comment on what you have experienced!  

17:00-21:00 Alzheimer Café Umeå - Valentina Vetturi
(Operaplan. Sound installation)

Room for Performance / Shift
2018-09-08 12:30-17:00 

During three intense September days, Bildmuseet and Norrlandsoperan will offer a rich variety of performances by Swedish and International artists. Some are durational acts, performed in parallel at different sites in the buildings, others are performances that you experience from beginning to end. It's time to make Room for Performance! Follow walks, challenge your perception of the performing body, attend the creative workshop or the critique workshop. The theme this year is SHIFT, as in transformation of bodies, questions of life and death, positions between dream and reality.

The performance weekend is the second in a sequel of the successful collaboration in 2015 between Bildmuseet and Vita Kuben/ Norrlandsoperan, and this year Norrlandsoperan's dance department is also partaking. Free admission.

SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
PROGRAMME AT BILDMUSEET

12:30-14:00 What are you doing here? - Ingela Ihrman/Ögonblicksteatern (Throughout Bildmusee. Durational performance)

13:00-13:50 The History of the Circle Recounts - Elin Már Øyen Vister and singers (Outside Bildmuseet. Durational performance)

14:00-14:40 Dry Fish - YoungSoon Cho Jaquet
(Flexhallen. Durational performance)

15:00-16:00 In the Dark - Laura Cemin
(Floor 6, in the staircase. Durational performance)

16:00-17:00 Palmyra - Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas
(Flexhallen. Limited seats, please come early to ensure a seat)


All day events:

12:00-17:00 Symphony of a Missing Room - Lundahl & Seitl
(Inside Bildmuseet. 20 minutes interactive walk. Sign up at
reception)

12:00-16:00 Workshop inspired by Ingela Ihrman's performance What are you doing here? (Floor 2. Workshop area)

13:00-17:00 Reflection station by the café.
Comment on what you have experienced!  

Night of Art in Umeå
2018-09-08 17:00-21:00 

Bildmuseet will be open to 21:00. Read more about the exhibitions:

Swedish Picture Book of the Year
Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill [The Bird Within Flies Wherever It Wants] by Sara Lundberg is named Swedish Picture Book of the Year. In conjunction to the award ceremony during Littfest, the book is showcased in an exhibition at Bildmuseet.

John Akomfrah / Purple
British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah creates his most ambitious piece to date - an immersive six-channel video installation addressing climate change, human communities and the wilderness. Combining hundreds of hours of archival footage with newly shot film and a hypnotic sound score, Akomfrah brings a multitude of ideas into conversation.

Eco-Visionaries
The works in Eco-Visionaries present alternative approaches to, and ideas about the relationship between human beings and the environmental, social and mental ecologies - systems that are intrinsically linked and interactive. The participating artists propose more sustainable attitudes towards the place of human beings on this earth. The exhibition includes video works, drawings, sound, books and installations.

Jochen Lempert / Sudden Spring
Jochen Lempert (f. 1958, Germany) is a trained biologist and has been working as an artist since the early 1990s, with black-and-white photography as his primary medium. Flocks of birds, insects, ocean waves or the interplay of light and shadow on foliage; he observes his motifs with the gaze of both a researcher and an artist. In 2017, Jochen Lempert received the prestigious Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography. This is his first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries.

Room for Performance / Shift
2018-09-09 12:00-17:00 

During three intense September days, Bildmuseet and Norrlandsoperan will offer a rich variety of performances by Swedish and International artists. Some are durational acts, performed in parallel at different sites in the buildings, others are performances that you experience from beginning to end. It's time to make Room for Performance! Follow walks, challenge your perception of the performing body, attend the creative workshop or the critique workshop. The theme this year is SHIFT, as in transformation of bodies, questions of life and death, positions between dream and reality.

The performance weekend is the second in a sequel of the successful collaboration in 2015 between Bildmuseet and Vita Kuben/ Norrlandsoperan, and this year Norrlandsoperan's dance department is also partaking. Free admission.

SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
PROGRAMME AT BILDMUSEET

12:30-13:00 We Swim in One Water - Anastasia Savinova
(In the flexhallen and outside Bildmuseet. Durational
performance)

13:30-14:30 Long Table and performance discussion with curators, participating artists and audience are welcome (Flexhallen)

15:00-17:00, Interdine - Gaia Crocella
(Outside Bildmuseet. Meal, conversations and performance presentation. All welcome!)


All day events:

12:00-17:00 Symphony of a Missing Room - Lundahl & Seitl
(Inside Bildmuseet. 20 minutes interactive walk. Sign up at reception)

12:00-16:00 Workshop inspired by Ingela Ihrman's performance What are you doing here? (Floor 2. Workshop area)

12:00-17:00 Reflection station by the café.
Come and comment on what you have experienced! 

12:30-17:00 Alzheimer Café Umeå - Valentina Vetturi
(Operaplan. Sound installation)

Gaia Crocella / Interdine
2018-09-09 15:00-17:00 

Interdine is a meeting across borders, a civic classroom that takes place around a dinner table. Responding to the current refugee crises, Interdine discloses the issue of lack of integration, mass deportation and displacement on the dining table. Using food as a tool to enable encounters, it creates an intimate dialogue between actors. By using a menu that combines peculiar food coming from different parts of the world, each course is followed by a short presentation which leads to a political and emotional discussion. 


Interdine was originally born in my home kitchen, and has grown in scale to occupy diverse public spaces in the city of Umeå. Opening up to the public domain, the mission of Interdine is to involve other inhabitants to become hosts of future Interdines in order to bring participation and raise awareness with the hope to come closer to a possible solution. 


Welcome to Interdine on Sunday 9 September, 15:00
The discursive dinner is an open event inviting everyone who wishes to participate and come closer to the issue of refugee seeking and integration on a global and local level. We will celebrate human transactions in space through food, and will take all guests through Interdine's multiple scales of action. The ultimate goal of the discursive dinner is to spread the practice of hosting and find future hosts for Interdine in Umeå.

The dinner will take place at Bildmuseet's open terrace and invites volunteers to become part of the food making team. Starting at 15:00 on the election day, the event will be the ending celebration of the performative week. 


Gaia Crocella (f.1993 Italy) is an architect with postgraduate degree in Immediate Architectural Intervention and Activism from Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University. Her thesis focused on the analysis of the moral role of architecture in a world characterised by mass displacement and migration and the subsequent need for integration. With the aim to address issues of social integration she has developed a participatory project involving local residents, organisation's, refugees, and newcomers.

Pilgatan Cultural Market
2018-09-15 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.

Environment and hydro-power
2018-09-23 14:00-15:00 

Lecture by researcher
Åsa Widén / Environment and hydro-power

Åsa Widén is a PhD student at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science and doing her doctoral thesis on watercourses exploited by hydro-power. In her lecture at Bildmuseet she will talk about her research. By understanding and increasing the knowledge of the regulated ecosystem around regulated watercourses, it is possible to develop models for ecological regulation, more environmentally beneficial and effective usage of nature and land.

The works in the Eco-Visionaries exhibition present alternative approaches to, and ideas about the relationship between human beings and the environmental, social and mental ecologies - systems that are intrinsically linked and interactive. The exhibition includes video works, sound works, drawing, books and installations by: Ursula Biemann, (b. 1955, Switzerland) and Paulo Tavares (b. 1980, Brazil), Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, the UK), the international group Futurefarmers, Marjetica Potrč (b. 1953, Slovenia), Samuel Roturier (b. 1982, France), Erik Sjödin (f. 1979, Sweden), Leena Valkeapää (b. 1964, Finland) and Oula-Antti Valkeapää (b. 1970, Finland) and Elin Már Øyen Vister (b. 1976, Norway).

A programme of open lectures, seminars and film screening is offered in conjunction to the exhibition, of which this event is a part. Lecture language: Swedish.

Art Friday with the Umeå Pride Festival
2018-09-28 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday with the Umeå Pride Festival! Art, DJ, quiz and bar.

This Art Friday at Bildmuseet hosts the Umeå Pride Festival, come and socialize at this pre-party! Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00. The bar opens at 17:00. Free admission.

The quiz is in Swedish and will be led by Christer Edeholt, Regnbågsbiblioteket, together with Bildmuseet's Jenny Simm. Guesting DJ is Evelina Liliequist aka DJ Explosive, who has made people sweat on the dancefloor and mixed the soundtracks for great evenings at clubs like Take Queer, Klubb Subjekt, Klubb Babylon and Klubb Feliz. At Bildmuseet she promises to offer her usual mix of the best danceable filth from various decades and genres.

Bildmuseet is open all of Friday as usual, but the evening programme starts at 17:00. The Art Friday is open until 21:00, and if you want to continue the evening it is a short walk to Umeå's nightlife.

Welcome! 

Artist talks and panel discussion: Eco-Visionaries
2018-10-05 13:00-17:00 

In conjunction to the exhibition Eco-Visionaries, Bildmuseet invites you to an Friday afternoon with artist talks and panel discussions on art as a response to the world's ecological challenges. Free admission, limited seating. Language: english. Welcome!

The artists Amy Franceschini from the international art collective Futurefarmers and Marjetica Potrč are both participating in this event, as well as in the ongoing exhibition. Their artistry takes different expressions but they both work with a sort of activism that not only aim to change our perspectives on the world, but also the way we relate to it. Introduction and moderator: Museum curator Anders Jansson, Bildmuseet.

In collaboration with the Art Consultants in Västerbotten and Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

The seminar ends at 17:00, but warmly welcome to stay for the evenings Art Friday with bar and screening of Acoustic Ocean by Ursula Biemann, one of the artists participating in the Eco-Visionaries exhibition:

The Eco-Visionaries exhibition presents alternative approaches to, and ideas about the relationship between human beings and the environmental, social and mental ecologies - systems that are intrinsically linked and interactive. The participating artists propose more sustainable attitudes towards the place of human beings on this earth.

The exhibition includes video works, sound works, drawing, books and installations by: Ursula Biemann, (b. 1955, Switzerland) and Paulo Tavares (b. 1980, Brazil), Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, the UK), the international group Futurefarmers, Marjetica Potrč (b. 1953, Slovenia), Samuel Roturier (b. 1982, France), Erik Sjödin (f. 1979, Sweden), Leena Valkeapää (b. 1964, Finland) and Oula-Antti Valkeapää (b. 1970, Finland) and Elin Már Øyen Vister (b. 1976, Norway).

A programme of open lectures, seminars and film screening is offered in conjunction to the exhibition, of which this event is a part. 

Art Friday and Film Screening!
2018-10-05 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday with screening of the film Acoustic Ocean.  Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00. The bar opens at 17:00. Free admission. Welcome!

At 19:00 a screening of the film Acoustic Ocean by Ursula Biemann, one of the artists participating in the Eco-Visionaries exhibition. This event is a part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition.

Acoustic Ocean was filmed in Norway is in late September 2017 and Spring 2018. It is a visionary work of art engaging a scientific interest in the images and sounds of an altered sense. The soundtrack is a composition of fish vocalization recorded and made available by marine biologists. Among others, the musician and climate activist Sofia Jannok appears in the film.

Acoustic Ocean is an artistic exploration of the sonic ecology of marine life in the North Atlantic. Located on the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, the video centers on the performance of a marine-biologist diver who is using a life-size model of a submersible equipped with all sorts of hydrophones and recording devices. In this science-fictional quest, her task is to sense the submarine space for acoustic and bioluminescent forms of expression. The submersible itself takes on characteristics of deep-sea creatures with their transparent bodies and luminous organs and tentacles.

Ursula Biemann is an artist, writer, and video essayist based in Zurich Switzerland. Her artistic practice is strongly research oriented and involves fieldwork in remote locations where she investigates climate change and the ecologies of oil, ice and water.

The Eco-Visionaries exhibition presents alternative approaches to, and ideas about the relationship between human beings and the environmental, social and mental ecologies - systems that are intrinsically linked and interactive. The exhibition includes video works, sound works, drawing, books and installations by: Ursula Biemann, (b. 1955, Switzerland) and Paulo Tavares (b. 1980, Brazil), Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, the UK), the international group Futurefarmers, Marjetica Potrč (b. 1953, Slovenia), Samuel Roturier (b. 1982, France), Erik Sjödin (f. 1979, Sweden), Leena Valkeapää (b. 1964, Finland) and Oula-Antti Valkeapää (b. 1970, Finland) and Elin Már Øyen Vister (b. 1976, Norway).

A programme of open lectures, seminars and film screening is offered in conjunction to the exhibition, of which this Art Friday with film screening is a part.

Bildmuseet is open all of Friday as usual, but the evening programme starts at 17:00. The Art Friday is open until 21:00, and if you want to continue the evening it is a short walk to Umeå's nightlife. Welcome! 

Astro Ecology and Ecological Visions
2018-10-07 14:00-15:00 

Lecture by researcher
Natuschka Lee - Astro Ecology - Ecological visions to its utmost point

Welcome to a public Sunday lecture by Natuschka Lee, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University. This event is a part of the programme in conjunction to Bildmuseet's exhibition Eco-Visionaries. Free admission. Lecture language: Swedish.

Natuschka Lee's research interest is focused in how microbes interact and evolve with the bio- and the geospheres on Earth, and how this knowledge can expand our understanding of the biodiversity, ecology and principles of life and our possibilities to develop a sustainable and healthy existence, on Earth as well as where possible elsewhere in the universe. At Bildmuseet she will talk about her research and especially the project Pollinating insects where the goal is to perform research and support ongoing efforts on protecting threatened insects, such as the Nordic honeybee.

A programme of open lectures, seminars and film screening is offered in conjunction to the exhibition, of which this event is a part.

Art Friday and opening!
2018-10-12 17:00-21:00 

Art Friday with exhibition opening, DJ and bar. Welcome to the opening of a new exhibition this Friday evening: William Kentridge / The Refusal of Time. Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00. The bar opens at 17:00. Free admission.

The bar opens at 17:00, opening talks in the new exhibition at third floor at 19:00, a public Skype talk between guest curator Ariane Koek, on site at Bildmuseet, and physisist and science historian Peter Galison, Harvard University. Welcome!

The Refusal of Time is an evocative meditation on the nature of time. With allusions to Einstein's theory of relativity, to space travel, Plato's Cave and silent movies, William Kentridge has created a touching and imaginative narrative on how we comprehend time. Can we ever truly understand the passing of time in a world in a state of constant flux?

The Refusal of Time grew out of conversations with Harvard physicist and science historian Peter Galison and encompasses Kentridge's wide range of artistic practices and visual motifs. Music and soundscape: Philip Miller. Video editing: Catherine Meyburgh.

William Kentridge (b. 1955, South Africa) is based in Johannesburg and is considered to be one of the world's most significant living artists. Kentridge has exhibited at major international art museums and biennials the world over, and his works often reflects upon the effects and aftermaths of apartheid and colonization.

The Refusal of Time represents a first part of the exhibition Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination, which opens on November 16.

Bildmuseet is open all of Friday as usual, but the evening programme starts at 17:00. The Art Friday is open until 21:00, and if you want to continue the evening it is a short walk to Umeå's nightlife. Welcome! 

Post-Industrial Landscapes
2018-10-21 14:00-15:00 

Lecture by researcher
Alejandro Haiek / Post-Industrial Landscapes: A look into diverse ecology and cooperative urban re-engineering.

Welcome to an open Sunday lecture by Alejandro Haiek, Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University. This event is a part of the programme in conjunction to Bildmuseet's exhibition Eco-Visionaries. Lecture language: english. Free admission.

Alejandro Haiek is an architect and a lecturer at the Umeå School of Architecture. In collaboration with diverse arts groups, urban activists and grassroots movements he created The Public Machinery, a series of participatory projects focused on the democratization of the urban soil and the resuscitation of inactive and non-regulated landscapes. Haiek is one of the founders of Lab.Pro.Fab.

The works in the Eco-Visionaries exhibition present alternative approaches to, and ideas about the relationship between human beings and the environmental, social and mental ecologies - systems that are intrinsically linked and interactive.

A programme of open lectures, seminars and film screening is offered in conjunction to the exhibition, of which this event is a part. 

Bolo Bolo Eternal Steps
2018-10-26 11:00-14:00 

The performance Bolo Bolo Eternal Steps takes place in a stage space with 500 kg of salt. With body and movement, dancer and coreographer YoungSoon Cho Jaquet creates a landscape in constant change during a three hour durational act. Based in Switzerland and raised in South Chorea, she is influenced by Asian culture as well as Wester culture. Friday at 11:00-14:00, Saturday and Sunday at 13:00-16:00.

Bolo Bolo Eternal Steps
2018-10-27 13:00-16:00 

The performance Bolo Bolo Eternal Steps takes place in a stage space with 500 kg of salt. With body and movement, dancer and coreographer YoungSoon Cho Jaquet creates a landscape in constant change during a three hour durational act. Based in Switzerland and raised in South Chorea, she is influenced by Asian culture as well as Wester culture. Friday at 11:00-14:00, Saturday and Sunday at 13:00-16:00.

Bolo Bolo Eternal Steps
2018-10-28 13:00-16:00 

The performance Bolo Bolo Eternal Steps takes place in a stage space with 500 kg of salt. With body and movement, dancer and coreographer YoungSoon Cho Jaquet creates a landscape in constant change during a three hour durational act. Based in Switzerland and raised in South Chorea, she is influenced by Asian culture as well as Wester culture. Friday at 11:00-14:00, Saturday and Sunday at 13:00-16:00.

Art Friday with DJ Thomas Hedlund,
2018-11-02 17:00-21:00 

Friday evening at Bildmuseet with art, workshop, walk-and-talk, and DJ. Welcome to yet another Art Friday! Free admission. 

Guest-DJ this evening is the internationally requested super drummer Thomas Hedlund, with bands as Cult of Luna, Deportees, iamamiwhoami, Adam Tensta, Håkan Hellström, Miike Snow and - last but not least - the French mega stars Phoenix on his track record!

Open workshop next to the bar and "walk and talk" at 19:00 if you like to discuss the art works with others. Exhibitions, museum shop and restaurant are open until 21:00.

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the Friday evening activities start 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.

Welcome!

Art Friday and opening!
2018-11-16 17:00-21:00 

Friday evening at Bildmuseet with two new exhibitions, talks, bar, and guest DJ. This Friday we are opening the large group exhibition "Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination" and "Pan African Unity Mural", Ângela Ferreira's first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Free admission.

De nya utställningarna presenteras 19:00-20:00. Förutom museichef Katarina Pierre och museiintendent Anders Jansson medverkar konstnären Ângela Ferreira, gästcurator Ariane Koek, fysiker Subodh Patil samt rektor Hans Adolfsson, Umeå universitet, som inviger utställningarna. På plats finns även modedesigner Iris van Herpen (evenemangsbilden visar hennes Aeriform Dress) samt konstnärerna Julius von Bismarck och Goshka Makuga.

The new exhibitions are presented at 19:00-20:00. Participating with director Katarina Pierre and museum curator Anders Jansson are artist Ângela Ferreira, guest curator Ariane Koek, and physicist Subodh Patil. Vice-chancellor Hans Adolfsson, Umeå University, inaugurates the exhibitions. Also present are fashion designer Iris van Herpen and artists Julius von Bismarck and Goshka Makuga.

Guest DJ of the evening is Jakob Algesten, known not only from his solo project under own name, but also as singer and songwriter in Isolation Years, Two White Horses and in Olof Wretlings show "Diagnoserna i mitt liv".

ENTANGLE / PHYSICS AND THE ARTISTIC IMAGINATION
Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space, time and motion - these are phenomena that fascinate scientists and artists alike. This exhibition is dedicated to painting, installations, fashion, skulptur, film, digital konst och fotografi by contemporary artists and designers inspired by the science which reveals the fundamental forces that shape our world. As curator of the exhibition, Bildmuseet has invited Ariane Koek, founder of the Arts at CERN programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Read more: https://bit.ly/2zsHCrs

ÂNGELA FERREIRA / PAN AFRICAN UNITY MURAL
What is a home if you're constantly on the move? In her exhibition Pan African Unity Mural, artist Ângela Ferreira presents sculptures and murals in different spaces in Bildmuseet. She references South African singer Miriam Makeba and US fugitive George Wright, interweaving their life stories with her own. The exhibition title refers to a mural which Ângela Ferreira created together with thirteen other artists in 1986-87 in Cape Town, South Africa, in protest against the apartheid regime.

Bildmuseet is open all day, but the Friday evening activities start 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. 

Artist Talk by Ângela Ferreira
2018-11-18 14:00-15:00 

Artist Ângela Ferreira will talk in conjunction with her exhibition Pan African Unity Mural which is about the South African singer Miriam Makeba, exiled from her homeland for her anti apartheid stance.

Language: English.

Black in Umeå
2018-11-25 14:00-15:00 

Talks on the correlation between power, the norms of whiteness and Swedishness and how these are manifest as discrimination and violence against black people today. This will be followed by a discussion on anti-black racism, organisation and participation in Umeå.

Umeå is often described as an anti-racist city characterized by the so called Umeå Spirit: a city where people put their foots down against the racists. In this talk and the following panel discussion we will look into anti-black rasism in Sweden as well as challanging the self-image of Umeå.

The event is a collaboration between Bildmuseet and the anti-discrimination bureau Rättighetscentrum Västerbotten, which aims to prevent discrimination and promote people's equal rights and opportunities in society.

Participators
Jenny Saba Persson is since 5 years a developer and lecturer at Rättighetscentrum Västerbotten. She has since the early 90's been engaged in questions of anti-rasism, feminism and the right of asylum.The last 15 years she has been working with questions of rights within the nonprofit and public sectors.

Nasteho Osman is a project leader at the Ögonblicksteatern theatre, spokenword-poet and anti-rasistic debater. Since several years engages in questions concerning self-organisation and childrens rights.

Also participating in the panel discussion are Sumeya Isse, Samira Isse, Suhuur Ahmed, Fatima Mohamed and Najmo Mohamed from a politically and religiously independent network of young women in Umeå, raising questions like post-colonialism, feminism and anti-rasism with a focus on self-organisation and representation.

Audiovisual on Art Friday
2018-11-30 17:00-21:00 

Umeå Europeiska Filmfestival is guesting Bildmuseet's Art Friday this evening. Meet Peter Sundqvist aka Videoapelsin, who during the evening will show his installation 2109 and the performance Det kalla tysta landet (The Cold Quiet Country). Free admission.

2109 is an audiovisual installation that tells of a future, high-tech Sweden that has entered a new ice age. The installation is created together with the poet Sigrun Bragadottir and will be displayed continuously during the evening. Det kalla tysta landet is an approximately 10-minute performance based on samples of instrumental music, interviews and street fights.

Videoapelsin is Peter Sundqvist, audiovisual artist and designer based in Stockholm but with his roots in Piteå. He works with installations, video scenography and other visuals. As Videoapelsin he has conducted a number of events in recent times, at the Roskilde Festival and Rave Illegal among others, and made music videos for bands like Det Jordiska, Nattskärran and Lågliv.

This event is a collaboration between Bildmuseet and Umeå European Film Festival (UEFF).

Family film with creative workshop
2018-12-01 14:00-15:30 

Umeå Europeiska Filmfestival is guesting Bildmuseet this weekend. At 14:00 the family movie Victor and Josefine (81 min), winner of French César for best children's film/animation and Oscars nominated in the category of best animated long films. Inspired especially by the film, we draw, play with shadows and make easy animations in the creative workshop before and after the film. Free admission.

Victor and Josefine an movie for the whole family about an incredible friendship between a mouse and a bear. In the sewers under a world of big bears, the little mouse Josefine lives with all other little mice. When she meets the hungry bear Victor, she is close to be eaten, but after a slap and some sweets, an unlikely friendship arises. The film is based on the books on Victor and Josefine by Gabrielle Vincent.

This event is a collaboration between Bildmuseet and Umeå European Film Festival (UEFF).

Film screening and conversation
2018-12-02 14:00-16:00 

Umeå Europeiska Filmfestival is guesting Bildmuseet this weekend.
At 14:00 this Sunday there will be a screening of Occupied Cinema (87 min), a documentary by the Serbian film director and activist Senka Domanović on the occupation of the closed and privatised cinema Zvezda in Belgrade.
The screening is followed by a conversation (30 min) between the Domanović and Johan Örestig, senior lecturer at Umeå University and one of the editors of the journal Fronesis. Free admission. Subtiles/Lecture language: English.

Occupied Cinema follows an action initiated by young activists and engaged people from many different groups of society. We get to closely follow their commitment and ambition to change society to something better. At the same time the group struggles with internal conflicts in regards to how to reach there. Occupied Cinema is a timely document on urban transformation and the right to public space not governed by commercial interests.

Senka Domanović (1982.) is a film director, screenwriter, cinematographer and political activist from Belgrade, where she works and lives. Her feature debut Occupied Cinema competed in the Documentary Competition at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival.

This event is a collaboration between Bildmuseet and Umeå European Film Festival (UEFF).

Art Friday with Christmas Market!
2018-12-14 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 Friday we will kickstart the annual christmas market in the museum shop and at the open area beside the restaurant.

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
2018-12-15 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.