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Umeå Academy of Fine Arts MFA degree show opens at Bildmuseet

Press release   •   Apr 25, 2019 10:47 UTC

Laura Cemin, An Attempt at Exhausting a Shape, 2019

On Art Friday 3 May, Bildmuseet opens the annual MFA degree show from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. You are invited to meet a new generation of artists and a wide spectrum of ideas, materials and techniques.

Press preview on Thursday 2 May at 10:00-12:00 (RSVP). The artists will all be present to talk about their works. Welcome by museum curator Lisa Lundström. Berlin based artist Ariane Müller – guest professor, main instructor and curator of the exhibition – gives a presentation.

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.

The exhibition Meanwhile is the finale of a two-year long process of intensive discussions, research and work. For the young artists it is an opportunity to see, and show their work in the context of a museum. For the visitor it gives an insight into discourse within the field of contemporary art. It is also a survey of the tension between a globalised discussion of how our world is visually represented, and the experiences of a local reality meanwhile.

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.

The exhibition runs at Bildmuseet 3–19 May, 2019. Exhibition catalogue.

Press preview: Thursday 2 May at 10:00-12:00
RSVP to helena.vejbrink@bildmuseet.umu.se
Press images: www.bildmuseet.umu.se/press-images

Art Friday and exhibition opening 3 May at 17:00-21:00
Doors to the exhibitions will open at 17:00. Performance at 18:00 by Laura Cemin, one of the master students. Welcome by museum curator Lisa Lundström at 19:00, followed by an opening speech by Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, Head of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Guest professor and curator Ariane Müller gives a presentation of the exhibition. All artists will be present. Bar and DJ, free admission.

The Master’s programme at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is a two-year and internationally oriented programme that follows a Bachelor’s degree. During the same period as the MA exhibition runs at Bildmuseet, the BA students will exhibit at Västerbottens museum.

For further information, please contact
Museum curator Lisa Lundström
lisa.lundstrom@bildmuseet.umu.se
+46 72-522 4729

Bildmuseet exhibits contemporary international art, photography, architecture, design and other forms of visual culture. Housed in an acclaimed building at the Umeå Arts Campus, right next to the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Institute of Design and Umeå School of Architecture.

Bildmuseet is a part of Umeå University, one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher learning with over 32,000 students and 4,200 employees. It is a multifaced university where studies and research within the creative realm make up an important part of the universty's cornerstone.

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