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Published: 2014-09-29

Contemporary Art Conference at Umeå Arts Campus

NEWS Art meets radioactive wast and particle research at Umeå Arts Campus 2-3 October. Contemporary art days, a collaboration between Riksutställningar och Bildmuseet, presents cross-disciplinary collaborations from the fields of visual art, science, architecture and performing arts.

How are these collaborations manifested within the arts, and how do they add to the steadily expanding vocabulary of expressions? By exploring the hybrid spaces created through collaborations, the conference aims to examine the creative potential and unexpected knowledge generated through cross-disciplinary initiatives.

Among the participants:

Ariane Koek (Collide@CERN Artists’ Residency Program, Geneva)Gediminas Urbonas (MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology, Boston)Ele Carpenter (Goldsmiths, University of London)Rob La Frenais (Arts Catalyst, London)Per Nilsson (Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University)Björn Säfsten (Choreographer and dancer, Stockholm)Barbro Schultz (Journalist and documentary filmmaker, Paris)
Sara Arrhenius (Bonniers konsthall, Stockholm)

With a focus on process, the conference presents projects ranging from the 1960s to the present. The technologically evolving context of our time, when knowledge and experiences can be simultaneously shared across the globe to create new realities, faces us with such questions as: How can artists collaboratively interrogate this new reality? What happens when artistic practices meet other disciplines? What new knowledge is generated in these meetings? What new questions are posed?

We welcome your participation at the conference where you will be able to meet artists, scientists, curators and other practitioners who have developed a critical investigative approach through collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.

Fluid Encounters. Interdisciplinary collaborations between art, science and other disciplines, to be held at Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sweden on 2 – 3 October 2014, is organised by Bildmuseet and Riksutställningar/Swedish Exhibition Agency in collaboration with Humlab-X and Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University.

Editor: Helena Vejbrink