Opening at Bildmuseet: Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 14:09 UTC

Creative, provocative and brilliantly versatile, Carl Johan De Geer has been working as an artist, designer, film-maker, photographer, stage designer, cultural journalist, musician and author since the early 1960s. However, he originally wanted to be a textile designer. "The Big Misconception" presents De Geer’s textile work, pattern sketches and photographs from the 1960s to the early 2000s.

Yaowen Wu is awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in molecular biology

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2019 12:51 UTC

Yaowen Wu, professor of biochemistry at Umeå University, has been awarded the prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize in molecular biology in 2019. Yaowen Wu's research is about investigating biological processes with chemical tools. The prize is SEK 5.1 million in grants, distributed over three years, and a personal prize of SEK 250,000.

Swedish Picture Book of the Year at Bildmuseet

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 12:00 UTC

During its Art Friday with Littfest – Umeå International Literature Festival – on 15 March, Bildmuseet Contemporary art museum will open the Swedish Picture Book of the Year exhibition. Author and artist Eva Lindström will participate in the opening ceremony.

Bildmuseet: Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 13:00 UTC

Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space and time – these are phenomena that fascinate scientists and artists alike. Bildmuseet presents Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination: painting, installation, fashion design, sculpture, film, digital artwork and photography inspired by the science which investigates the fundamental forces which shape our world. Press preview 15 November at 10:00.

Bildmuseet: Ângela Ferreira / Pan African Unity Mural

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 13:00 UTC

​Ângela Ferreira is interested in post-colonial issues and how architecture bear traces of history, politics and ideology. In Pan African Unity Mural, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia, she presents sculptures and murals in different spaces inside Bildmuseet. Press preview Thursday 15 Nov at 10:00 (RSVP). Opening Friday 16 Nov at 17:00-21:00.

Umeå Institute of Design ranked first by Red Dot

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 13:36 UTC

For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design has retained the number one spot in the Red Dot Design Ranking. The prestigious ranking annually rates product design educations in the Americas & Europe.

Opening at Bildmuseet: William Kentridge / The Refusal of Time

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 08:00 UTC

Can we ever truly understand the passing of time in a world in a state of constant flux? As the first art institution in Sweden, Bildmuseet presents William Kentridge's The Refusal of Time. The large scale installation opens on Friday 12 October. Welcome to the press preview on Thursday, 11 October, at 10 am (RSVP).

Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2018 16:00 UTC

Permafrost soils store large quantities of frozen carbon and play an important role in regulating Earth’s climate. In a study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers from Umeå University, Sweden, in collaboration with an international team, now show that river greenhouse gas emissions rise high in areas where Siberian permafrost is actively thawing.

Protein interaction helps Yersinia cause disease

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 12:26 UTC

Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, in collaboration with an international team, have discovered a new mechanism for interaction between two proteins that are vital for the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis bacteria’s pathogenic ability.

Good news for fishermen: “Browning” impacts fish less than expected

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 10:00 UTC

Water color is getting darker in lakes across the planet. This phenomenon, known as “browning,” was anticipated to cause widespread declines in fish populations. A new study by researchers from Umeå University finds that the number of fish populations impacted by browning is smaller than previously believed.

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