November 20, 2014 - Bildmuseet - Campanas, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Anders Sunna
November 20, 2014

Campanas, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Anders Sunna

Humberto and Fernando Campana, Woods, 2014.

Campanas
Woods

November 2, 2014–February 8, 2015

Bildmuseet
Östra Strandgatan 30B
S-903 33 Umeå
Sweden

www.bildmuseet.umu.se

The design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana are known for their colourful, bold and experimental furniture influenced by traditional handicrafts. They work in partnership with communities and use everyday material such as rope, cardboard, stuffed toy animals, bamboo, blankets, and plastic tubes. At Bildmuseet, Campanas are creating a site-specific room installation, Woods. “We found the inspiration in nature,” explains Humberto Campana. “The goal was to bring nature indoors; the forest taking its place back and turning tables.”

Fernando Campana (b. 1961) and Humberto Campana (b. 1953) live and work in São Paulo, Brazil. Their work has been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Beijing Design Week and at MAXXI in Rome, among others and their furniture can be found in numerous collections, for instance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Campanas / Woods at Bildmuseet is their first exhibition in Sweden.

Also currently at Bildmuseet:

Rafael Lozano Hemmer
A Draft of Shadows
November 2, 2014–May 3, 2015

In his large-scale installations Rafael Lozano-Hemmer works with robot-controlled light and sound, radio waves, motion sensors, film projections, animations in real time and location-specific sounds and voices. As a visitor, you are invited to be a co-creator. With your movements and heartbeats, the work takes on its own life outside of the artist’s control. In Pulse Room, a sea of light bulbs blinks in concert with visitors’ pulses. Frequency and Volume is a playful sound installation that visitors influence with their own shadows. In The Year’s Midnight visitors witness plumes of smoke emanate from the sockets of their eyes.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (b. 1967, Mexico City) resides in Montreal, Canada. His installations have been shown in several of the world’s leading art institutions and biennials. A Draft of Shadows at Bildmuseet is his first solo exhibition in Scandinavia.

Anders Sunna
Area Infected
November 2, 2014–February 8, 2015

For his painting, Anders Sunna gathers subject matter from history and his personal experience. Frequently, the subject is a lengthy conflict played out between the family, the Sami village and the county administration. At Bildmuseet, he presents a new painting that depicts a series of events arising from this long-running conflict. Among other things, its subject is the forcible removal of their family and the practice of guerrilla reindeer herding as a survival strategy. Anders Sunna combines different materials and techniques; he places great emphasis on making the surface of the painting an expressive dimension.

Anders Sunna (b. 1985) comes from Kieksiäisvaara, in the far north of Sweden, and is active in Jokkmokk. He studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Some of his recent exhibitions have taken place at the Swedish Institute in Paris, France (2014); Korundi, Rovaniemi, Finland, and the Sami Artist Centre SDG, Karasjok, Norway (2013).

 

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