The Swedish Picture Book of the Year is announced in March at Littfest – Umeå International Literature Festival. In conjunction, the book is being showcased in an exhibition at Bildmuseet. During the same period, we will work with the picture book as a theme in the creative workshop, open to all ages.
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. Akomfrah's Purple brings a multitude of ideas into conversation. He has combined hundreds of hours of archival footage with newly shot film and a hypnotic sound score to produce the video installation.
Bildmuseet has a long tradition of arranging an annual exhibition for the graduation class from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. After five years of training, the students display their artwork in a joint exhibition before they enter the professional life as artists.
Eco-visionaries is an art exhibition that presents alternative views and creative solutions for mankind's and societies relations to nature and the global enviromental problems that we are facing. Video works, sound works, drawing, books and installations by: Ursula Biemann & Paulo Tavares, Carolina Caycedo, Futurefarmers, Marjetica Potrč, Samuel Roturier, Erik Sjödin, Leena Valkeapää & Oula-Antti Valkeapää and Elin Már Øyen Vister.
Jochen Lempert (f. 1958, Germany) has a background in Biology but is since the early 90's active as an artist working with black and white photography as his primarily medium. His motifs are animals and nature, and he often composes groups of images that opens for new associations and interpretations. The exhibition at Bildmuseet is Jochen Lemperts first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries.