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Museum Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour
2019-02-03 14:00—15:00

Museum curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour in the Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination exhibition, currently on show on the fifth and sixth floor of Bildmuseet. Language: Swedish.

This event is part of the programme in conjunction to Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination which presents painting, installation, fashion design, sculpture, film, digital artwork and photography inspired by the science which reveals the fundamental forces that shape our world.

The curator of the exhibition is Ariane Koek, founder of the Arts at CERN programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. A number of the internationally recognised artists in the exhibition have participated in the CERN programme. Some of the works have been created especially for the Bildmuseet exhibition.

The participating artists include Julius von Bismarck (Germany), Julian Charrière (Switzerland), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Iris van Herpen (Netherlands), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan, France), William Kentridge (South Africa), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Canada), Goshka Macuga (Poland, UK), Davide Quayola (Italy, UK), Solveig Settemsdal (Norway, UK), Sarah Sze (US), Keith Tyson (UK), Jorinde Voigt (Germany) and Carey Young (US, UK).

Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination is produced by Bildmuseet, Umeå University.

Popular science in Entangle
2019-02-10 14:00—15:00

Popular science in conjunction with Bildmuseet's current exhibition Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination. Listen to short talks by physicists from Umeå University about the fundamental forces that shape our world. This Sunday you will meet Thomas Wågberg and Michael Bradley, both Professors of Physics. Each short lecture will take about 20–25 minutes, and afterwards there will be time for questions.

Energy from Einstein to hydrogen gas
Thomas Wågberg, Professor of Physics
In the sun, marvellous processes occur, where light elements, especially hydrogen, combine into heavier elements such as helium. The energy released can be described by Einstein's most famous equation: E=mc2. The energy from the sun drives in principle all processes on our earth, but mankind has failed through history utilizing the sun's energy to satisfy our energy needs, especially for industrial processes and transport.

At Bildmuseet, Thomas Wågberg will tell you about the different types of energy that we can convert from sunlight. He will describe how processes can be refined so that with the help of the sun and clean water, we can produce hydrogen gas, an excellent fuel that will be part of the solution for a future sustainable society.

Thomas Wågberg is a Professor of Physics at Umeå University, with speciality in nanophysics and materials. He leads the research group "Nano for Energy", which focus on nanomaterials for renewable energy applications.

Black holes, gravitational waves and GPS
Michael Bradley, Professor of Physics
In general relativity gravity is described as curvature of space and time. For weak fields and low speeds, it gives roughly the same result as Newton's gravity theory, but it also predicts several new phenomena. Under extreme conditions, gravity can become so strong that even light is stopped and a black hole is formed. Celestial bodies in relative motion emit gravitational waves which on their journey through the room stretch and compress it.

Observatories have recently measured gravitational waves that formed when gigantic black holes one billion light-years away from Earth merged. The deviations from Newton's theory are usually so tiny that we can ignore them in everyday life, but when positioning with the help of GPS, one needs to take into account that time passes differently at different heights.

Michael Bradley is a Professor of Physics at Umeå University. His research has mainly concerned problems in general relativity, e.g. methods for constructing of solutions to the field

Popular science in Entangle
2019-02-17 14:00—15:00

Popular science in conjunction with Bildmuseet's current exhibition Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination. Listen to short talks by physicists from Umeå University about the fundamental forces that shape our world. This Sunday you will meet Senior Lecturer Claude Dion and professor László Veisz. Both will give their lectures in English, so please bring your English-speaking friends. Each short lecture will take about 20–25 minutes, and afterwards there will be time for questions.

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou quantum? How particles can be apart but still be linked to each other
Claude Dion, Senior Lecturer in Physics
(Lecture language: English)
Like Romeo and Juliet, when two quantum particles meet, their fate becomes intertwined. In some cases, the particles become entangled such that measuring a property on one particle will affect the result obtained for the other particle, even though the properties were not defined before the measurement, and even if the particles are far apart. This puzzled Einstein who didn't appreciate "spooky action at a distance." At Bildmuseet, Claude Dion will present physicists' current understanding of the problem and ponder which of love or quantum mechanics is harder to understand.

Claude Dion is an Associate Professor at Umeå University, and docent in atomic and molecular physics. He teaches, among others, an advanced course in quantum mechanics, where he tries to get his students to appreciate the mysteries of the quantum world.

Tools made of light: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
László Veisz, Professor of Physics
(Lecture language: English)
The Nobel Prize in physics in 2018 was awarded for 'tools made of light', ground-breaking inventions in the field of laser physics. The prize covers two fascinating topics: the optical tweezers and the generation of high-intensity ultra-short optical pulses.

Optical tweezers can grab and position small, micrometre-sized objects and have broad range of applications, for example moving cells in biology and medicine. The high-intensity ultra-short pulses provide extreme concentration of light energy into a small spatial volume and temporal duration. This permits also a broad range of novel applications from industrial material processing, eye surgery in medicine, or generation of the shortest pulses in fundamental science. At Bildmuseet, László Veisz will explain the background of these inventions and show how they influence modern life.

László Veisz, is a Professor of Physics at Umeå University and Head of the relativistic attosecond physics laboratory

Art Friday and Hollywood Physics
2019-02-22 17:00—21:00

Art Friday with art, Hollywood Physics and a guest DJ. Free admission, the bar opens at 17.00.

At 18:00 you are invited to Hollywoodfysik with Patrik Norqvist, Senior Lecturer in Physics at Umeå University, acknowledged for his pedagogical work and popularization of Physics and well-known from various tv-shows. The event is a part of the programme in conjunction with Bildmuseet's current exhibition Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination. (Language: Swedish)

DJ this evening is the musician Hilda Heller. She creates dark pop and performs after two critically acclaimed solo EP:s with the band Blodet. This Art Friday, she will play Tom Waits, PJ Harvey and other beautiful dark music. 

At 19:00 you can join a guided tour in English in the exhibition "Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination" if you wish. Please bring your English-speaking friends.

Hollywood Physics
Patrik Norqvist, Senior lecturer in Physics
In the world of films, especially in action movies, everything seems to be possible. Car jumps, bullets get crooks to fly and weapons roar in space when you see the laser light pass by. But how does it work in the real world? In his humorous show at Bildmuseet, Patrik Norqvist compares Hollywood's homemade Physics with the Physics of the real world. Film clippings will be mixed with his own filmed material and pedagogical explanations. (Language: Swedish)

Patrik Norqvist is a Senior Lecturer at Umeå University and doing his research in the field of Space physics. He has received several pedagogical prizes for his entertaining way to raise interest for Physics. Except for the Hollywood Physics shows, he is also an author of popular science books and has participated in TV shows like, among others, Boston Tea party, Breaking News, Plus, Smartare än en femteklassare och Hela kändis-Sverige bakar.

Popular science in Entangle
2019-02-24 14:00—15:00

Popular science in conjunction with Bildmuseet's current exhibition Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination. Listen to short talks by physicists from Umeå University about the fundamental forces that shape our world. This Sunday you will meet Ph.D. Student Robin Ekman and professor Michael Bradley. Each short lecture will take about 20–25 minutes, and afterwards there will be time for questions.

Particle Physics from Democritus to Higgs, and beyond
Robin Ekman, Doctoral student in Physics
What matter and light consist of is a question asked since antiquity. At Bildmuseet, Robin Ekman will talk about the development from the idea of indivisible atoms to the standard model of particle physics. Among other things, he will discuss the nature of matter and light as both wave- and particle-like, the prediction and discovery of anti-matter, and the role of the Higgs particle. We will also hear about some unanswered questions, including why there is so much more matter than anti-matter, and what kinds of undiscovered particles may exist.

Robin Ekman is in his final year as Ph.D. student at Umeå University. His dissertation project is focused on quantum mechanical effects in plasmas. Besides that, his interests are in fundamental and particle physics.

The Dark Side of the Universe
Michael Bradley, Professor of Physics
Michael Bradley's talk at Bildmuseet will focus on the dark side of the universe. He will and tell us about the elusive and thought-provoking phenomena dark energy and dark matter.

The universe started its development from a very dense and hot state, the Big Bang, and has then expanded and cooled. The expansion is still ongoing, but since the universe is influenced by its own gravity, the expansion rate should slowly decrease. On the contrary, observations show that the expansion rate increases, as if some mysterious force is trying to stretch the universe out! The various explanations for this phenomenon usually gather under the term 'dark energy'.

This is not to be confused with 'dark matter'. Studies show that most of the matter of the universe is of a different kind than the stuff we and our surroundings are made of. Dark matter does not interact with light and is therefore invisible, hence the name. Estimates suggest that its total mass is about five times the total mass of "ordinary" matter.

Michael Bradley is a Professor of Physics at Umeå University. His research has mainly concerned problems in general relativity, as for example models for rotating stars and propagation of gravity waves in cosmological models.

The annual book sale in the museum shop
2019-02-26 10:00 — 2019-03-10 17:00

The annual book sale in the museum shop starts. 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 the Sami week!
2019-03-08 17:00—21:00

Art Friday with the Sami Week in Umeå! Art, bar, quiz, spoken word, jojk, guest DJ, and more. Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00. Free admission – welcome!

PROGRAMME
17:00-21:00
8 March 2019, Bildmuseet

17.00
Mingle at the bar, plan 0.
The restaurant offers a light menu util 19.30 if you want to have a snack, the bar is open until 21.00 as well as tha art exhibitions and museum shop.

17:00-19:00
DJ this evening is Ida Ovmar, model and host in the SVT series Idas skilda världar [Ida's Different Worlds]. Miss Universe Sweden 2016.

19:00
Crash course and quiz on Sami Culture with Johan Sandberg McGuinne, teacher in South Sami language and culture. (Language: English)

19:30
Spoken word by Juvvá Pittja, poet from Gällivare based in Umeå

19:45-20:45
DJ Ida Ovmar

20:45
Ola Stinnerbom combines Sami joik with a beatbox sound to what he calls Joik box. Single release this evening!

Art Friday the Sami Way goes on until 21:00, when Bildmuseet closes for the evening.

Art Friday with Littfest
2019-03-15 17:00 — 2019-03-16 01:00

Art Friday with Littfest – Umeå International Literature Festival! Readings by poets from all over Europe. Anniversary party for Galago and Ordfront with a cavalcade of cartoonists, music and party! Café and bar. Opening of the "Swedish Picture Book of the Year" exhibition. This year, the prize goes to Eva Lindström's "Kom hem Laila" [Come home Laila], a warm and playful story about adventure and longing. The exhibition opens in the presence of the prize-winner. Workshop on the theme of picture books

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

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

Art Friday with exhibition opening!
2019-04-12 17:00—21:00

This Art Friday sees the opening of artist Carl Johan De Geer's exhibition "The Big Misconception". Welcome to a wonderfully eventful Friday night at Bildmuseet. Free admission.

PROGRAMME 17:00-21:00
Opening mingle, short film screenings and restaurant/café/bar during the whole evening.

17:00-19:00 DJ Faux Rabbit

19:00-20:00 Opening talk by artist Marie-Louise Ekman in Carl Johan De Geer's exhibition "The Big Misconception". De Geer presents the exhibition in a conversation with museum curator Brita Täljedal. Language: Swedish.

20:00-21:00 DJ Faux Rabbit


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
"The Big Misconception" presents Carl Johan De Geer's textile work. Textiles, test prints, pattern sketches and photographs from the early 1960s to the early 2000s have been lent to Bildmuseet from museums and private collections. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet and is put together in collaboration with the artist.
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ABOUT THE FILM PROGRAMME
A selection of Carl Johan De Geer's short films will be looped during the opening evening, for example autobiographical "Mormor, Hitler och jag" (17 min) and "Jag minns Lena Svedberg" (6 min), a portrait of an artist friend who took her life and a support for documentary photography. Film language: Swedish.

ABOUT THE GUEST DJ
DJ this Art Friday is Faux Rabbit, who will present an audio-visual set with a swirling mix of indie, alternative, neo-psychedelic, dream pop, post-punk and garage. Accompanied by a collage-like video projection of old movie clips.

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.

Film: Med kameran som tröst
2019-04-14 14:00—15:00

Film screening in conjunction with Bildmuseet's new exhibition Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception. Free admission. Film language: Swedish.

MED KAMERAN SOM TRÖST, DEL 2 (2004, 76 min)
BY CARL JOHAN DE GEER
A young man who reads to much becomes a motorcycle fan, then a photographer, then a left-wing activist. Middle-aged and disillusioned, he launches an ambitious project: examining his Manhattan books in great detail to discover where mankind's thinking went wrong. Language: Swedish.

Art Friday with exhibition opening!
2019-05-03 17:00—21:00

Art Friday with an exhibition opening, performance, DJ and bar from 17:00, when doors are opened to "Meanwhile", this year’s Master’s degree exhibition from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.
 
Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts. The exhibition presents works by:
 
Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
PROGRAMME FOR THE OPENING EVENING
The doors to the exhibition open at 17:00. Take your time to experience works by the fifteen young artists. Bar and DJ on floor 0. At 18:00 Laura Cemin will perform her piece O (white cube, bouncy ball) in her installation on floor 6. Inauguration talk at 19:00 by Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, head of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and a presentation by Ariane Müller, guest professor and main tutor at the master’s programme. The artists will be present. Following this, more mingling in the exhibition and by the bar on floor 0.
 
Free admission, as always. Welcome!

The Master’s degree exhibition Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Artsruns at Bildmuseet 3 – 19 May, 2019. During the same period, you can see the Bachelor’s degree exhibition at Västerbottens museum.

Performance: O (white cube, bouncy ball)
2019-05-05 16:00—16:30

Laura Cemin performes "O (white cube, bouncy ball)" in conjunction to her installation in the exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts" on floor 6.
 
In her work Laura Cemin looks at the relationship between movement and language and how this language shapes and influences the way we think and physically interact. She is interested in the physicality of the body and its awareness, as well as what is expected of it by society.
 
“You are a square, and you will never be a ball”. The work "O (white cube, bouncy ball)" is an installation with a related performance that reflects upon perfection, demands and high expectations projected on the human body. The performance is a choreographed routine on the borderline between fitness training, breathing exercises and modern dance. Starting from different expressions (some personal, some collectively repeated), the performer guides the audience through questions, images and bodily sensations.
 
About the Master’s degree exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts": In stories, the word ‘meanwhile’ transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. We are transported to this other place because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story.
 
Participating artists: Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
Read more about the "Meanwhile" exhibition.

CANCELLED: Workshop: If you were a plant
2019-05-11 12:00—16:00

Please note: The workshop is cancelled due to illness.

Workshop: How would you look, if you were a plant?

Alex Rosa, one of the participating artists in the Master’s degree exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts",is hosting a workshop for all ages on making plant-like sculptures by found materials, in the workshop space. Drop in whenever you want between 12:00 and 16:00.

How would you look, if you were a plant?
How would you look if you turned into a tree? Or into your favourite plant? Imagine if you were an imaginative flying, glittering flower. How did you look then? If you were a potted plant, would your leaves then be spotted and what kind of pot would you live in? In this experimental workshop for all ages, we play both practically and in our minds on how we would look if we took a plant's figure. We create plant-like sculptures of recycled material.
 
About the Master’s degree exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts": In stories, the word ‘meanwhile’ transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. We are transported to this other place because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story.
 
Participating artists: Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
Read more about the Meanwhile exhibition.

Performance: O (white cube, bouncy ball)
2019-05-11 14:00—14:30

Laura Cemin performes "O (white cube, bouncy ball)" in conjunction to her installation in the exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts" on floor 6.
 
In her work Laura Cemin looks at the relationship between movement and language and how this language shapes and influences the way we think and physically interact. She is interested in the physicality of the body and its awareness, as well as what is expected of it by society.
 
“You are a square, and you will never be a ball”. The work "O (white cube, bouncy ball)" is an installation with a related performance that reflects upon perfection, demands and high expectations projected on the human body. The performance is a choreographed routine on the borderline between fitness training, breathing exercises and modern dance. Starting from different expressions (some personal, some collectively repeated), the performer guides the audience through questions, images and bodily sensations.
 
About the Master’s degree exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts": In stories, the word ‘meanwhile’ transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. We are transported to this other place because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story.
 
Participating artists: Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
Read more about the "Meanwhile" exhibition.

CANCELLED: Workshop: If you were a plant
2019-05-12 12:00—16:00

Please note: The workshop is cancelled due to illness 

Workshop: How would you look, if you were a plant?

Alex Rosa, one of the participating artists in the Master’s degree exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts",is hosting a workshop for all ages on making plant-like sculptures by found materials, in the workshop space. Drop in whenever you want between 12:00 and 16:00.

How would you look, if you were a plant?
How would you look if you turned into a tree? Or into your favourite plant? Imagine if you were an imaginative flying, glittering flower. How did you look then? If you were a potted plant, would your leaves then be spotted and what kind of pot would you live in? In this experimental workshop for all ages, we play both practically and in our minds on how we would look if we took a plant's figure. We create plant-like sculptures of recycled material.
 
About the Master’s degree exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts": In stories, the word ‘meanwhile’ transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. We are transported to this other place because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story.
 
Participating artists: Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
Read more about the Meanwhile exhibition.

Guided Tour by graduate students
2019-05-12 14:00—15:00

Newly graduated artists from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts present their exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts." (Language: Swedish and English)

In stories, the word ‘meanwhile’ transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. We are transported to this other place because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story.
 
Participating artists: Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
Read more about the "Meanwhile" exhibition.

Grants ceremony
2019-05-12 15:00—16:00

Grants ceremony in the "Meanwhile" exhibition

Ceremonial distribution of grants to graduating students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, Head of department and the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts will present the Grants.

The Grants ceremony will take place in the Master’s degree exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts"

Grants from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
Three grants will be presented by Professor Christoph Draeger, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, and Torkel Molin, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Umeå University.

Skytteanska samfundets arts grant
The grant will be presented by Professor Britta Lundgren, member of the board of Skytteanska samfundet.

Umeå Municipality grant
The municipality grant for student graduated from Umeå Academy of Fine Artswill be presented by representatives from the Cultural Committee of Umeå Municipality

Verklighetens grant
Art gallery Verkligheten’s yearly grant for student graduated from Umeå Academy of Fine ArtsMaster program will be presented by a representative from the gallery.

Art Friday with Umeå Academy of Fine Arts!
2019-05-17 17:00—21:00

Art Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar, DJ and free admission. Readings, performance and music all evening. In collaboration with students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

On May 17th the graduate students will host the Art Friday, celebrating the end of the Master’s degree exhibition Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.The programme will include a wide range of live acts, such as readings, performances, and music.

The participating artists are current, former and graduating students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts:

August Bällgren, Laura Cemin, Nils Gunnars, Linnea Johnels, Viktor Mattsson, Gazi Mrah, Maria Olsson, Sally von Rosen, Ellen Skafvenstedt, SkitzoSatan.

In stories, the word ‘meanwhile’ transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. We are transported to this other place because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story.
 
Participating in the exhibition are artists Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
Read more about the Meanwhile exhibition.

Performance: O (white cube, bouncy ball)
2019-05-18 14:00—14:30

Laura Cemin performes "O (white cube, bouncy ball)" in conjunction to her installation in the exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts" on floor 6.
 
In her work Laura Cemin looks at the relationship between movement and language and how this language shapes and influences the way we think and physically interact. She is interested in the physicality of the body and its awareness, as well as what is expected of it by society.
 
“You are a square, and you will never be a ball”. The work "O (white cube, bouncy ball)" is an installation with a related performance that reflects upon perfection, demands and high expectations projected on the human body. The performance is a choreographed routine on the borderline between fitness training, breathing exercises and modern dance. Starting from different expressions (some personal, some collectively repeated), the performer guides the audience through questions, images and bodily sensations.
 
About the Master’s degree exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts": In stories, the word ‘meanwhile’ transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. We are transported to this other place because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story.
 
Participating artists: Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
Read more about the "Meanwhile" exhibition.

Guided Tour by graduate students
2019-05-19 14:00—15:00

Newly graduated artists from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts present their exhibition "Meanwhile / Umeå Academy of Fine Arts." Last chance, this is the last day of the exhibition! (Language: Swedish and English)

In stories, the word ‘meanwhile’ transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. We are transported to this other place because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story.
 
Participating artists: Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.
 
Read more about the "Meanwhile" exhibition.

Art Friday at Bildmuseet with culture award ceremony
2019-05-24 17:00—21:00

Art Friday at Bildmuseet with culture award ceremony and an open creative workshop in connection to the café and bar. 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 a person with great importance to the cultural life in northern Sweden. Whom the jury has chosen this year is still a secret, but it will be made public a couple of days before the award ceremony. Among the laureates of the last few years are the poet and musician Mattias Alkberg (2016), the choreographer and composer Birgitta Egerblad (2017) and the artist Britta Marakatt-Labba (2018).

Bildmuseet is open all of Friday as usual, but the evening programme starts at 17:00 with an open creative workshop next to the café/bar. At 19:00 VK:s award ceremony, followed by a conversation between the prize winner and cultural editor Sara Meidell. 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!

Art Friday with summer opening!
2019-06-14 17:00—21:00

Welcome to Art Friday with exhibition opening, bar and DJ! Exhibitions, museum shop and restaurant are open until 21:00.

At 19.00, we will inaugurate the exhibition "Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings". Museum director Katarina Pierre will give a speech of welcome and the exhibition will be presented by guest curate Filipa Ramos and museum curator Anders Jansson.

The exhibition "Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings" presents film, painting, sculptural installation, and sound art which reformulate the relationship between humans, nature and non-human creatures.

Among the participating artists are Allora & Calzadilla (US/Cuba), Mary Beth Edelson (US), Luca Frei (Switzerland / Sweden), Pierre Huyghe (France / Chile), Annika Larsson (Sweden), Louise Lawler (US), Britta Marakatt-Labba (Sweden), Amalia Pica (Argentina), and Paloma Varga Weisz (Germany).

"Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings" has been produced by Bildmuseet and compiled in collaboration with the London-based curator and art critic Filipa Ramos. Filipa Ramos is the editor-in-chief of art-agenda, writes for several international art journals, and teaches at Kingston University, Central Saint Martins in London and at Institut Kunst in Basel.

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 with Carl Johan De Geer!
2019-09-13 17:00—21:00

Art Friday at Bildmuseet! At 19:00 Carl Johan De Geer gives a tour in "The Big Misconception" Free admission.

"The Big Misconception" presents Carl Johan De Geer's textile work. Textiles, test prints, pattern sketches and photographs from the early 1960s to the early 2000s have been lent to Bildmuseet from museums and private collections. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet and is put together in collaboration with the artist.
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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.

Pattern Workshop with Carl Johan De Geer
2019-09-14 10:30—12:30

Welcome to a pattern workshop led by artist Carl Johan De Geer, who will introduce you to the art of creating pattern rapports. You will get the opportunity to construct designs based on your own motifs.

The workshop starts with an artist talk and is held on two occasions on Saturday, September 14. Free admission but pre-registration is required due to a limited number of seats. Please note: Fully Booked!

The event is part of the programme in conjunction with the exhibition "Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception" and offered in a collaboration between Bildmuseet and the Department of Creative Studies, Umeå University.

Ever since his debut in the 1960s, Carl Johan De Geer (b. 1938) has been a prominent figure in Swedish culture. Innovative, provocative and brilliantly versatile, he has worked as an artist, designer, film maker, photographer, scenographer and author. But from the start he wanted to become a textile designer. 

Until September 15th, you can be inspired by Carl Johan De Geer's textile works, fabrics and pattern sketches in Bildmuseet's exhibition "The Big Misconception".

Cultural Market at Bildmuseet
2019-09-14 11:00—16:00

Cultural market along Pilgatan all the way to the museum shop. A collaboration between Kreativ Kollektiv, Bokcafé Pilgatan, Bildmuseet and ABF.

Pattern Workshop with Carl Johan De Geer
2019-09-14 14:00—16:00

Welcome to a pattern workshop led by artist Carl Johan De Geer, who will introduce you to the art of creating pattern rapports. You will get the opportunity to construct designs based on your own motifs.

The workshop starts with an artist talk and is held on two occasions on Saturday, September 14. Free admission but pre-registration is required due to a limited number of seats. Please note: Fully Booked!

The event is part of the programme in conjunction with the exhibition "Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception" and offered in a collaboration between Bildmuseet and the Department of Creative Studies, Umeå University.

Ever since his debut in the 1960s, Carl Johan De Geer (b. 1938) has been a prominent figure in Swedish culture. Innovative, provocative and brilliantly versatile, he has worked as an artist, designer, film maker, photographer, scenographer and author. But from the start he wanted to become a textile designer. 

Until September 15th, you can be inspired by Carl Johan De Geer's textile works, fabrics and pattern sketches in Bildmuseet's exhibition "The Big Misconception".

Museum Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour
2019-09-15 14:00—15:00

Museum curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour in the "Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception" exhibition, currently on show on the third floor of Bildmuseet. Language: Swedish.

Ever since his debut in the 1960s, Carl Johan De Geer (b. 1938) has been a prominent figure in Swedish culture. Innovative, provocative and brilliantly versatile, he has worked as an artist, designer, film maker, photographer, scenographer and author. But from the start he wanted to become a textile designer.

Bildmuseet's exhibition "The Big Misconception" presents Carl Johan De Geer's textile works. Fabrics and pattern sketches are on display together with photographs from the same period.

Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception is produced by Bildmuseet, Umeå University.

A Guided Tour by the Curators
2019-09-22 14:00—15:00

Welcome this Sunday afternoon to meet guest curator Filipa Ramos and museum curator Anders Jansson in a conversation across the artworks in Bildmuseet's ongoing exhibition Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings. (Language: English)

The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of artworks that invite museum visitors to rethink the human position in the world and its relationship to all other life forms. It is produced by Bildmuseet in collaboration with London based curator and writer Filipa Ramos with Bildmuseet's Anders Jansson as assisting curator.

Interested in the intersection of art, cinema and animal studies, Ramos is the Editor in chief of art-agenda and co-curator of Vdrome. She is a lecturer at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins, London, and at Institut Kunst, Basel.

Film programme: The Animals of Love - Part I
2019-09-22 15:00—16:30

Film screenings in conjunction with the ongoing exhibititon Animalesque – Art Across Species and Beings! Two Sundays in a row, we will be screening film programmes on the theme of species transcending love and friendship relationships. Free admission.

The films screened this first Sunday is:

Progress vs Sunsets: Reformulating the Nature Documentary (49 min, 2017). By Melanie Bonajo

Drakskogen (9 min, 2017)
By Richard Bjurström

Lake Valley (9 min, 2016)
By Rachel Rose

Please note, that before the screenings there is an opportunity to listen to a conversation in the exhibition between the curators Filipa Ramos (London) and Anders Jansson (Bildmuseet). More info

Film programme: The Animals of Love - Part II
2019-09-29 14:00—15:30

Film screenings in conjunction with the ongoing exhibititon Animalesque – Art Across Species and Beings. Two Sundays in a row, we will be screening film programmes on the theme of species transcending love and friendship relationships. Free admission.

The films screened this second Sunday afternoon is:

At the Time of the Ebb (16 min, 2019)
By Alia Farid

Animal [In 14 Movements] (41 min, 2012)
By Annika Larsson

Lesser Apes (19 min, 2011)
By Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke

Välkommen!

An Ethic for Nature
2019-10-06 14:00—15:00

Lars Samuelsson, senior lecturer in philosophy, gives a talk in conjunction with the Animalesque / Art Across Speices and Beings exhibition. Language: Swedish.

The Image’s Power
2019-10-10 12:00—20:00

10-11 October
Bildmuseet / Sune Jonsson Centrum för dokumentärfotografi

In this year’s photo seminar we meet photographers and artists from different parts of the world who talk about their work and their thoughts on illuminating and questioning power structures in society. All interpersonal relations are characterised by social hierarchies and power relationships of various kinds. Visual artists and documentary photographers must deal with these but also recognise the power they themselves possess.

The seminar takes place in two places: Bildmuseet and the Sune Jonsson Centre for Documentary Photography at Västerbottens museum. It is a collaboration addressing how power structures are examined and portrayed in documentary photography and the visual arts.

PARTICIPANTS
Albin Biblom
Tina Enghoff
Grada Kilomba
Edith Marie Pasquier
Jenny Rova
Fredrik Svensk
Fanny Carinasdotter

Moderator is Micael Norberg, senior lecturer at the University of Art, Umeå University

Language - Swedish and English
Seminar fee SEK 875 including VAT
Coffee included both days

Registration before October 7

See the programme and follow the event on facebook

Registration (In Swedish)

The Image’s Power
2019-10-11 08:45—21:00

10-11 October
Bildmuseet / Sune Jonsson Centrum för dokumentärfotografi

In this year’s photo seminar we meet photographers and artists from different parts of the world who talk about their work and their thoughts on illuminating and questioning power structures in society. All interpersonal relations are characterised by social hierarchies and power relationships of various kinds. Visual artists and documentary photographers must deal with these but also recognise the power they themselves possess.

The seminar takes place in two places: Bildmuseet and the Sune Jonsson Centre for Documentary Photography at Västerbottens museum. It is a collaboration addressing how power structures are examined and portrayed in documentary photography and the visual arts.

PARTICIPANTS
Albin Biblom
Tina Enghoff
Grada Kilomba
Edith Marie Pasquier
Jenny Rova
Fredrik Svensk
Fanny Carinasdotter

Moderator is Micael Norberg, senior lecturer at the University of Art, Umeå University

Language - Swedish and English
Seminar fee SEK 875 including VAT
Coffee included both days

See the programme and follow the event on facebook

Registration before October 7

Registration (In Swedish)

Art Friday and opening of Grada Kilomba / A World of Illusions
2019-10-11 17:00—21:00

Art Friday with the opening of Grada Kilomba's stunning trilogy of film installations, "Illusions". Bar and DJs from the Umeå band Kungens Rider. Free admission.

The exhibition opens at 17.00, and at 19.00 there will be a conversation between the artist Grada Kilomba and director Katarina Pierre, curator. Exhibitions, museum shop and bar is open until 21.00 on Fridays.

In Grada Kilomba's film trilogy "Illusions" we encounter the well-known fables of Narcissus and Echo, Oedipus, and Antigone, reworked and performed by mime artists. Through ancient mythology and colonial history, Illusions speaks of human rights directly into our contemporary times.

Artist Grada Kilomba (b. 1968, Portugal) is based in Berlin. Her works have been shown at art institutions around the world, like the São Paulo Biennale (2016) and the Berlin Biennale (2018) where she was one of the most acclaimed artists. Kilomba's book Plantation Memories: Episodes of Everyday Racism (2008) has been printed in five editions.

Grada Kilomba / A World of Illusions has been produced by Bildmuseet, Umea University

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.

Lecture: Ancient Myths from Ovid to Freud
2019-10-20 14:00—15:00

Narcissus and Oedipus
- Ancient Myths from Ovid to Freud

Aa a part of the programme in conjunction with the exhibition Grada Kilomba / A World of Illusions, Literary scholar Anders Persson, former associate professor at Umeå University, gives a lecture about the the ancient Greek myths.

He will tell us about the myths of Narcissus and Echo, Oidipus and Sphinx, and Antigone, about their historical context and how they have been used and transformed through the ages. Free admission. (Language: Swedish)

Art Friday and opening of Design Matters and Ann Edholm
2019-11-15 17:00—21:00

Welcome to join us this Art Friday that sees the opening of two new exhibitions: Design Matters and Ann Edholm / Tongue on the Tip. Artist talks and socializing in the exhibitions, as well as restaurant/bar/café all evening. Guest DJ: Nora Karlsson/Boys. Free admission.

DESIGN MATTERS
The exhibition "Design Matters" presents objects and technologies that may soon become part of our everyday lives. In an age in which we face major challenges, the design of the future has the potential to mark out new pathways. We must produce and consume differently.

The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet and will be inaugurated in 2019 when our neighbour the Umeå Institute of Design celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Design Matters has been produced by Bildmuseet, Umea University

ANN EDHOLM / TONGUE ON THE TIP
Ann Edholm wants her paintings to be experienced as an encounter with a human being, direct and physical. Despite their sharply defined geometric shapes, Edholm's imagery is based on human experience and contains cultural and symbolic references. Using oil paint mixed with wax - thinly applied layer upon layer - she imbues her paintings with a physical, bodily materiality

Ann Edholm (b. 1953) lives and works in Nyköping, Sweden. She was educated at Gerlesborgsskolan and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, and is represented in art institutions such as Moderna Museet, the Gothenburg Museum of Art and the Public Art Agency Sweden.

Ann Edholm / Tounge on the Tip has been produced by Bildmuseet, Umea University

GUEST DJ
DJ this Art Friday is Nora Karlsson, Stockholm based musician with roots in Umeå and best known as the solo project Boys. The debut album Rest in Peace (2018) was praised by the critics, and Sonic Magazine answered their own question: “What the record makes you think of? Love. Friendship. Loyalty. Strokes of grief.” Hopefully, there will be one or two songs from the album in the mix that she chooses for us as DJ this evening.

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 Ann Edholm
2019-11-17 14:00—15:00

Conversation between artist Ann Edholm and museum curator Brita Täljedal in the " Ann Edholm / Tongue of the Tip" exhibition. Language: Swedish

ANN EDHOLM / TONGUE ON THE TIP
Ann Edholm wants her paintings to be experienced as an encounter with a human being, direct and physical. Despite their sharply defined geometric shapes, Edholm's imagery is based on human experience and contains cultural and symbolic references. Using oil paint mixed with wax - thinly applied layer upon layer - she imbues her paintings with a physical, bodily materiality.

Ann Edholm (b. 1953) lives and works in Nyköping, Sweden. She was educated at Gerlesborgsskolan and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, and is represented in art institutions such as Moderna Museet, the Gothenburg Museum of Art and the Public Art Agency Sweden.

Conversation in the "Design Matters" exhibition
2019-11-24 14:00—15:00

Conversation in the "Design Matters" exhibition between curator Anders Jansson and industrial designer Demian Horst, head of department at the Umeå Institute of Design and responsible for the transport design orientation. Language: English.

DESIGN MATTERS
The exhibition "Design Matters" presents objects and technologies that may soon become part of our everyday lives. In an age in which we face major challenges, the design of the future has the potential to mark out new pathways. We must produce and consume differently.

The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet and will be inaugurated in 2019 when our neighbour the Umeå Institute of Design celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Art Friday with Hardcore
2019-11-29 17:00—21:00

UEFF and Bildmuseet welcomes you to an Art Friday with Hardcore. Film, conversation, music and hangout – an evening with Umeå's hardcore scene in focus. Screening of the french documentary "UxÅ: A Journey to the Heart of the Umeå Hardcore Scene", and the bands YDMS, Dream Warriors och The Dumb Fucks live on stage. Café and bar, free admission.

"UxÅ: Journey to the Heart of the Umeå Hardcore Scene"
The three French filmmakers Gianni Manno, Romain Massé and Théophile Pillault returns to Umeå to finally show their film UxÅ. The three friends travelled from France to Umeå in 2014 to meet the Hardcore scene that they had read and heard so much about. They wanted to understand how this subculture became so big in Northern Sweden and Umeå. The result is a curious and entertaining film that alternates personal interviews with archival and background material. UxÅ is a journey through an important part of Umeå's present-day history. It is warm and exciting even for those who were not present when it all began.
The film screening is followed by a Q&A where Maria Engström talks with the filmmakers.

Live music by YDMS, metal hardcore from Skellefteå/Burträsk, Dream Warriors, fast and raw hardcore from Umeå, and The Dumb Fucks, melodic and punky hardcore from Umeå.

In collaboration with Studieförbundet Bilda and Verket Umeå

Family Films and a Creative Workshop
2019-11-30 12:00—16:00

Umeå European Film Festival and Bildmuseet welcomes you to a Saturday afternoon with family films and a creative workshop for all ages. Animated European short films will be screened in Flexhallen by the café, and in the workshop area you can create your own stop motion animations. Free admission.

You are invited to try animation in the creative workshop between 12:00 and 16:00. The film programme will be screened at two occations during the afternoon, 12:00-12:30 and 14.00-14:30. It consists of five animated films with various imagery and narrative techniques. You will for example see Nest, an animated film about colorful paradise bird that impress its partner by dancing, and The Kite, an acclaimed Czech film about a little boy flying kite with his grandfather.

The films are recommended from 4 years of age; they have no spoken language and no text. The film programme is curated by the REX Animation Film Festival.

Short films by Agnès Varda
2019-12-01 14:00—16:00

In collaboration with Umeå European Film Festival and Institut Français, we will screen a programme of short films by the legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda this Sunday.
Free admission.

Agnès Varda, who died in the spring of 2019, was an internationally renown filmmaker and artist. During her long career, she created films and documentaries and was also a photographer and visual artist. In 2014 she had a large solo exhibition at Bildmuseet, opening on her 86th birthday. In 2017, Agnès Varda was as the first female director awarded an honorary Oscar for her efforts in film.

All films screened are subtitled in English.
Original language: French.

Du côté de la côte, 1958 (24 min)
[Coasting Along the Coast]
A humorous travelogue of the French Riviera. Du côté de
la côte is dedicated to the French film theorist and critic André Bazin.

Elsa la rose, 1965 (20 min)
An intense short film with the poet Louis Aragon’s story
about his love for his wife, the writer Elsa Triolet.

Le lion volatil, 2003 (12 min)
Magic, synchronicity, love and loss around the Place Denfert-Rochereaus and its famous statue of the lion of Denfert. A short adventure between three characters.

Les 3 boutons, 2015 (11 min)
One day Jasmine receives a package with the mail. It turns out to contain a magical dress. As she steps into it, she embarks on a journey.

T’as de beaux escaliers, tu sais, 1986 (3 min)
[You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know]
A tribute to the Cinémathèque francais in Paris. The film alternates images of the cinematheque's well-known staircase by architect Franck Gehry with historical film scenes in stairs.

Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald, 1961 (3 min)
[The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald]
A young man sees life in black when wearing sunglasses. It is enough for him to remove them so things get better.

Art Friday with Christmas market
2019-12-13 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. Design, Fine Art and Architecture students will sell their works. Creative workshop next to the bar, inspired by the Design Matters 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!

Christmas Market at Bildmuseet
2019-12-14 11:00—15:00

Christmas market at Bildmuseet in the museum shop and next to the café. Fine art, Design and Architecture students will sell their works.