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Published: 05 Nov, 2015

Nisrine Boukhari / Wanderism is a State of Mind

NEWS Wanderism is a State of Mind by Syrian born artist Nisrine Boukhari is one of the three exhibition that opens at Bildmuseet on Sunday 22 November. Behind the ambiguous title of the exhibition lies the fact that the artist left her homeland, is constantly on the move and sees her own mind as her nation.

On Sunday, November 22 at 14:00 Bildmuseet opens the house to three new exhibitions. One of them is Nisrine Boukhari’s exhibition titled Wanderism is a State of Mind.

Welcome to the press preview on Thursday, November 19 at 10:00 am. Nisrine Boukhari will be present at the press preview and at the opening to present her exhibition, as will several of the other artists involved in the new exhibitions.

Nisrine Boukhari’s art is inspired by psychogeography: theories about how geographical environments affect people’s emotions and behaviour. In recent years she has been working with ideas of how a wandering mind is causing physical and intellectual movement and coined the term ‘Wanderism’. Behind the ambiguous title of the exhibition lies the fact that the artist left her homeland, is constantly on the move and sees her own mind as her nation.

At Bildmuseet she is exhibiting her manifesto about ‘Wanderism’. The visitor is invited to navigate among sheets of paper and to explore her scattered statements written by hand. Each reader interprets the words according to his or her own logic. This activity represents the endless possibilities of the mindwandering state.

Wanderism is a State of Mind is Nisrine Boukhari’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. It is on display at Bildmuseet until March 27, 2016.

Nisrine Boukhari (b. 1980) is originally from Syria, where she studied sculpture at the University of Damascus. She is currently doing post-graduate research at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and holds a IASPIS scholarship in Stockholm during the autumn 2015.

Read the press releases about Julio Le Parc / Lumière and The World was Flat which also opens on Sunday 22 November.

Press photos

For further information about the exhibition, please contact

Sofia Johansson, curator Bildmuseet
090-786 9353 or sofia.johansson@bildmuseet.umu.se

Editor: Helena Vejbrink