C.R.E.A.M.

This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University is entitled C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me). The title refers to a critical questioning of societal values and the possibilities to challenge their definition through artistic expression.

The exhibition presents works by Carolina Andreasson, Emil Carlsiö, Micaela Cignozzi, Laura Heuberger, Jenny Käll,  Ariadna Mangrané, Frederico Sjöstrand de Oliveira and Alexander Skats. Their main tutor is artist Christoph Draeger, Professor at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

C.R.E.A.M. is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts and displays a wide range of ideas. Based on their specific interests and personalities, the students have developed independent ways of working.

 

Programme in conjunction to the exhibition

FRIDAY 4/5 17:00- 21:00
Art Friday! A Friday evening with art exhibition opening, DJ and bar. At 19:00, the opening of C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me), this year's graduation exhibition by students at the master programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. The artists will be present. Inauguration talk by Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, head of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Christoph Dreager, professor and main tutor at the master programme, presents the exhibition.

 

FRIDAY 11/5 17:00-21:00
Art Friday! A Friday evening with film screenings and bar mingling. At 19:00, screenings of short films on the theme Move, by students form the Academy of Fine Arts supervised by artist and guest professor Annika Ström. Guest DJ:s this evening are DJ Puzzle (Christoph Dreager) with friend. The bar opens at 17:00.

 

SUNDAY 13/5
13:00 Students from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts give a guided tour in their exhibition C.R.E.A.M.
14:00 Grants ceremony for the graduating students, open to all. Led by Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, Head, and Christoph Dreager, professor at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

 

FRIDAY 18/5 17:00-21:00
Art Friday! A Friday evening with art, Gore Text readings, performances and music. The bar opens at 17:00. From 18:00, artists and art students will read texts and poetry, mixed with music acts. It's time for some emotional GORE!

Gore Text is a platform for text as an artistic medium.  It is an initiative by art students Linnea Johnels and Julia Sjölin, and has earlier has previously taken place at the gallery at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and, in conjunction to Littfest, at Konstfrämjandet [People's Movements for Art Promotion]. 

The event is arranged in collaboration with Gore Text and the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University.

 

SATURDAY 19/5 12:00-16:00
Open workshop on transformation of materialsled by Jenny Käll, one of the newly graduated artists participating in the exhibition C.R.E.A.M. She writes:

Come and try to carve a knife with another knife, bake a bread knife that can then be used as a butter knife to finally be eaten. A transformation of a material to another material, from an extension of a body with a body to another body.

How do we relate to the objects that surround us? We are bound to furniture, food, tools, etc. They become extensions of our bodies, and we extend them. The knife is a knife but maybe it doesn't really become a knife until we use it as one, the way the knife user cannot be a knife user without a knife. In that sense they crate each other. Can this be reproduced in different staged and other forms?

 

SUNDAY 20/5 14:00
Students from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts give a guided tour in their exhibition C.R.E.A.M.