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
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
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.
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
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.