November 6, 2018 - Bildmuseet - Entangle: Physics and the Artistic Imagination / Ângela Ferreira: Pan African Unity Mural
November 6, 2018


Left: Iris van Herpen, Aeriform Dress, 2017. Photo: Morgan O'Donovan. Courtesy the artist. Right: Ângela Ferreria, Pan African Unity Mural, 2018. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy the artist.

Entangle: Physics and the Artistic Imagination
Ângela Ferreira: Pan African Unity Mural
November 16, 2018–April 14, 2019

Opening: November 16, 5–9pm, with talks at 7pm

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Physics and the Artistic Imagination
November 16, 2018–April 14, 2019

Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space, time and motion—these are phenomena that fascinate scientists and artists alike. The exhibition Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination is dedicated to works by contemporary artists and designers inspired by the science which reveals the fundamental forces that shape our world.

Participating are Julius von Bismarck (Germany), Julian Charrière (Switzerland), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Iris van Herpen (Netherlands), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan, France), William Kentridge (South Africa), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Canada), Goshka Macuga (Poland, UK), Davide Quayola (Italy, UK), Solveig Settemsdal (Norway, UK), Sarah Sze (US), Keith Tyson (UK), Jorinde Voigt (Germany), and Carey Young (US, UK).

As curator of the exhibition, Bildmuseet has invited Ariane Koek, founder of the Arts at CERN programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. A number of the internationally recognised artists in Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination have participated in this programme, and some of the works have been created especially for the Bildmuseet exhibition.

Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination is produced by Bildmuseet, Umeå University. The exhibition is accompanied by an audio cloud where artists reflect on Light, Gravity, Matter, Time, and Space side by side with physicists from CERN and Harvard University on the same phenomena.

A catalogue accompanying the exhibition will be published in the spring of 2019 (Hatje Cantz), featuring essays by the physicist and best-selling author Carlo Rovelli; science journalist Philip Ball; Nicola Triscott, artistic director at Arts Catalyst; the art historian Gavin Parkinson; and Ariane Koek, curator of the exhibition.


Ângela Ferreira
Pan African Unity Mural
November 16, 2018–April 14, 2019

Ângela Ferreira is interested in post-colonial issues and how architecture and built environments bear traces of history, politics and ideology. In the exhibition Ângela Ferreira: Pan African Unity Mural, she presents  sculptures and murals in different spaces inside Bildmuseet.

What is a home, and what does belonging mean for a person who is constantly on the move? Can a feeling of displacement be used as an asset? In her exhibition, Ângela Ferreira references South African singer Miriam Makeba and US fugitive George Wright, interweaving their life stories with her own. Makeba was banished from her homeland for taking a stand against apartheid, and was also later forced to leave the USA together with her husband, who was involved in the Black Panthers. George Wright, now a Portuguese citizen, was sentenced for murder in his home country, became politically active during his time in prison, and later fled to Algeria in an infamous plane hijacking incident.

The title, Pan African Unity Mural, refers to a mural which Ângela Ferreira created together with thirteen other artists in 1986–87 in Cape Town, South Africa, in protest against the apartheid regime.

Ângela Ferreira (b. 1958 Mozambique) lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Pan African Unity Mural is her first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. The exhibition has been produced by Bildmuseet in collaboration with MAAT: Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon.

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