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Published: 2008-10-03

The Map, a new exhibition at Bildmuseet

NEWS The exhibition The Map: Navigating the Present is a multi-faceted project of global contemporary culture. It takes a broad approach to maps and cartography of today; allowing for artistic, cultural, political and scientific practices to combine, meet and collide.

The Map: Navigating the Present is open at Bildmuseet, the museum of Umeå University from the 12th of October, 2008 to the 8th of February, 2009.

In the exhibition The Map: Navigating the Present Contemporary art and visual culture will be engaged parallel with practices in cartography, cultural geography, political science, philosophy and linguistics. Altogether 36 projects address a wide variety of topics with a cartographic practice or an idea of mapping as the common denominator. The public will encounter both maps and the work of making maps as sophisticated tools for knowing the world, of accessing the real, but also maps as producers/generators of alternative realities.

The Map: Navigating the Present is produced by Bildmuseet. The exhibition is a collaboration with Bucharest Biennale 3 and appeared in its first version in Bucharest, Romania in summer 2008. Other partners are the Romanian Cultural Institute and Umeå Capital of Culture 2014 campaign. The project is made possible through a special grant from the Foundation of for the Culture of the Future.

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Vernissage (Exhibition Opening)

Sunday 12 October at 2:00 p.m.

More Information

Intendent Brita Täljedal +46 (0)90-786 77 14 or
Museum Director Jan-Erik Lundström +46 (0)90-786 52 27

Editor: Helena Vejbrink