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Dada is Dada – new exhibition opens at Bildmuseet

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 07:00 GMT

In the upcoming Dada is Dada exhibition, Bildmuseet presents paintings, drawings, documents, photography, collages, objects, sound recordings and films from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. The exhibition opens on Friday evening 17 November.

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Opening at Bildmuseet: Do Ho Suh / Passages

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 07:00 GMT

On Friday 17 November, Bildmuseet will open a solo exhibition of the works of artist Do Ho Suh, his first in Scandinavia. The museum’s top floor will be taken up entirely by a large installation of his transparent fabric structures. The exhibition also includes video works and drawings in which the artist explores architecture in various ways as physical and mental spaces.

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Umeå Institute of Design ranked no 1 in the world – again

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 09:08 GMT

For the second year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design is listed number one on the two top ranking institutes for product design educations in the world – Red Dot and iF. Landing a world-leading position yet again opens up for new collaborations with global organisations and corporations, at the same time as it further lifts student recruitment.

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Opening at Bildmuseet: Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 14:12 GMT

​On Friday 20 October at 19:00 Bildmuseet opens a large exhibition by recognised artist and filmmaker Amar Kanwar. The Sovereign Forest is a poetic response to the conflict over land and the resistance of local communities in the Indian state of Odisha. Press preview on Thursday 19 October at 10:00 – Welcome! The artist will participate.

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10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2017 11:00 GMT

DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. This according to researchers at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University in a study published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

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Reindeer grazing protects tundra plant diversity in a warming climate

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2017 11:00 GMT

Climate warming reduces the number of plant species in the tundra, but plant-eating animals, such as reindeer and voles, can turn this negative effect into something positive. The results of a study coordinated from Umeå University in Sweden are now published in Nature Communications.

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Climatic stability resulted in the evolution of more bird species

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 09:36 GMT

More species of birds have accumulated in genera inhabiting climatically stable areas. This is shown by a new study from Umeå University.

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35 million SEK for interdisciplinary research on plant stress responses

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2017 10:00 GMT

Åsa Strand, Stefan Björklund and Martin Rosvall, all researchers at Umeå University, have been awarded 35 million SEK from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for a five-year research program on systems biology. The interdisciplinary project aims to map how plants react to abiotic stresses such as drought or extreme temperatures.

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Ana Mendieta / Covered in Time and History

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2017 14:24 GMT

Blood, fire, earth, water and her own body; Ana Mendieta's poetic and striking works from the 1970s and 1980s are a delicate balancing act between vulnerability and strength. Welcome to Bildmuseet for a press preview on Thursday 15 June 10 am, of the largest presentation of Mendieta's artistry shown in Sweden to date.

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The chemistry of plants facing multiple stress scenarios

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2017 07:45 GMT

All living organisms harbor complex chemical networks inside their cells. The sum of all these chemical reactions is the driving force of life and is called metabolism. In his thesis work, Stefano Papazian, Umeå University, Sweden, studies how plants adapt their metabolic networks to respond to different environmental stresses.

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