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Published: 2008-05-22

Umeå University’s Bildmuseet meets the world

NEWS It’s not only new exhibitions that will be installed next week that display that Bildmuseet, the museum of Umeå University, is an international museum of class and esteem. Exhibitions produced by Bildmuseet will be simultaneously on display in Bucharest, Romania; Tromsö, Norway; and Thessaloniki, Greece.

This summer’s exhibitions at Bildmuseet will officially open on 8 June. It will feature a group exhibition with Mongolian and Swedish artists, a large solo exhibition by Jean-François Boclé from Martinique/France, and also an exhibition of Jewyo Rhii from South Korea in the project titled Urban Concerns.

On Friday, 23 May, the exhibition titled "Being Here. Mapping the Contemporary" opens in five different museums and galleries in central Bucharest. "Being Here. Mapping the Contemporary" is the main exhibition at BB3, the third edition of the Bucharest Biennial for Contemporary Art, and is produced by Bildmuseet. The curators are Bildmuseet director Jan-Erik Lundström and intendent Johan Sjöström.

The exhibition can be seen the entire summer in Bucharest. On 10 October, it will open in an updated and extended form at home location of Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sweden.

Two additional Bildmuseet-produced exhibitions are also currently on display in Europe. "People of the north", Umea University’s 40th anniversary exhibition, which premiered at Bildmuseet in November 2006 and which has since been shown in Stockholm, Luleå, Kiruna, Härnösand, Iinari (Finland), was inaugurated on 20 April at Tromsö Museum in Norway. It will remain on display through 14 September.

Susan Meisela’s “Re-Framing History", that premiered at Bildmuseet in February 2007, and also exhibited in Stockholm and in Arles, France, was recently opened on 18 April in Thessaloniki Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, Greece. It will be on display until 20 June. www.bildmuseet.umu.se

For more information or an interview, please contact the museum director Jan-Erik Lundström.

Editor: Helena Vejbrink