Luleå Biennial 2020:
Time on Earth
Last chance The Luleå Biennial 2020: Time on Earth
Wednesday February 10, 16~20 and Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14, 12~16
Galleri Syster is open. Group show with Augusta Strömberg, Susanna Jablonski and Ana Vaz.
Thursday February 11–Sunday February 14, 12~16
Havremagasinet länskonsthall in Bodenis open. Group show with Beatrice Gibson, Susanna Jablonski, Birgitta Linhart, Fathia Mohidin, Charlotte Posenenske, Tommy Tommie and Danae Valenza.
Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14, 14~18
The former prison Vita Duvan is open with an electro acoustic installation by Maria W Horn.
Saturday February 13, 15~19
The artist Markus Öhrn and the poet David Väyrynens sound installation "Bikt" is exhibited on the ice by Residensgatan in Luleå. Listen to older generations of Tornedal women and their testimonies.
Book your visit via Billetto. Drop in is possible as far as space allows.
For those of you who do not have the opportunity to physically visit the Luleå Biennale on site, a radio show including artist talks, sound works and specially written essays will be on stream on Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14. Visit our radio page here.
The exhibitions at Norrbotten's Museum, Luleå konsthall, Välkommaskolan in Malmberget and the Silver Museum are unfortunatly closed.
Bini Adamczak is a Berlin-based author and artist. Her work focuses on political theory, queer politics, and the past and future of revolutions.
Aleksei Borisionok is a curator, writer and organizer who currently lives and works in Minsk and Vienna. He is a member of the artistic research group Problem Collective and the art collective Work Hard! Play Hard! His writings have been published in Partisan, L’Internationale Online, Moscow Art Magazine, Springerin, Hjärnstorm, Paletten, and syg.ma, among others. His current research is focused on the temporalities of post-socialism.
Seszgin Boynik is a writer and independent researcher working in Helsinki, he is the founding editor of Rab-Rab Press.
Emelie Conrad has an education in art history and is doing and internship at Mint konstall spring 2021.
Steven Cuzner is the other half of the radio-fanzine SLUTET and works as a substitute teacher and healthcare worker. Artist, musician, writer and translator.
Jonas Enander is a physicist, writer and editor of the new Swedish translation of Karl Marx Capital.
Athena Farrokhzad is a poet and communist.
Andria Nyberg Forshage is a theoretician and poet. She/they are part of the editorial board of Paletten and has previously published poetry in among others Datableed magazine, lectured at international conferences on transstudies, posthumanism and queer death studies, as well as worked with the public program for the Public Art Agency Sweden. Initiator of the exhibition together with the artist Duraud for the exhibition /last sunset for today/ (Stockholm 2020).
Maya Nagano Holm is a writer, curator and master student in art history at Södertörn University.
Ingela Johansson is an artist living and working in Stockholm. Since 2010 Ingela Johansson has researched The Great Miners´ strike 1969~70 and its relation to the general radicalisation of the cultural landscape through several exhibitions, witness seminars and a publication.
Aron Kullander-Östling is a graphic designer. Together with designer and illustrator Stina Löfgren he is responsible for the visual communication for the Luleå Biennial.
Karl Lydén is a critic and PhD student in philosophy based in Stockholm. He is writing a thesis on critique, truth telling and subjectivation in Michel Foucaults later works. Karl is editor for Found Review.
Michele Masucci is an artist, researcher and writer.
Katarina Pirak Sikku is an artist based in Jåhkåmåhkke. Katarina has through different means methodically laid bare the Swedish heritage of racial biology and undercurrents of personal and collective grief which has affected the Sami self-esteem. At the Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University Katarina Pirak has conducted the research project Att ge mitt perspektiv – Rasbiologernas spår i det samiska folkhemmet (To give my perspective – Traces of the The Racebiologists in the sami welfare state.)
Iris Smeds is an artist based in Stockholm. She works with the perception of herself as a commodity and entertainment unit. Smeds project often takes the form of installations, video works and performances. Iris Smeds is one of the participants of the 2020 edition of the Luleåbiennial with the artwork 0–9 Bye (a bugs life).
Ruth Åkerman (1927~2018).
Radio 65.22 is an auditory cross section of the biennial’s theme and contents, which amplifies and makes accessible written texts, framed situations and artistic voices. Radio 65.22 also enables an encounter with chosen parts of the Luleå Biennial’s activities for those who cannot experience the biennial in situ.
With Radio 65.22, we want to inscribe ourselves into an experimental and exploratory radio tradition, where the media itself becomes a platform for our ideas on radio and its capacity to depict and mirror the world around us. The task of Radio 65.22 is to tell of reality, in further ways that may not be possible through the image or the text.
Under Fragments: Time on Earth you will find radio programmes and sound pieces in different genres and forms that reflect this year’s biennial in various ways. Spirit of Place is a touring series of literary conversations on language and place. The culture journalist Kerstin Wixe takes us along to places that have played a significant part in an author’s stories, or carries the story’s history. Woven Songs is a deepening series of radio programmes that accentuate singing, the voice and the role of storytelling in the creation of new world views and orders, produced in collaboration with Public Art Agency Sweden.
Listen, reflect, enjoy!