An exhibition with students from BFA2, Umeå Academy of
Opening Saturday June 17th at 12.00
Opening hours: 17 June - 9 July, 11.00 - 16.00
The exhibition is closed 8 July due to a wedding.
Participating artists: Elvira Borg, Suzi Damevska, Henriikka
Harinen, Klas Johansson, Linnea Johnels, Lovisa Kurkkio, Rosanna
Plüss, Johanne Sejersen, Julia Sjölin, Jonas Törnkvist and Josefine
The stairs have a face is an exhibition with BFA2-students from
the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, featuring painting, photography and
drawings as well as sculpture, installation and film. The island of
Norrbyskär and its connections to Utopia, industrialism and
idealism is a starting point from where the artists make
connections to the present-day.
The title The stairs have a face comes from a text by Romanian
author Herta Müller. In her text she writes about how we give dead
things human traits through language. The separate technical parts
of a staircase are for example called CHEEKS and EYES. It seems
that we try to recognize what is human in architecture through
language. The title can also refer to how objects and architecture
outlive us and on Norrbyskär this is extra noticable when we read
the people and the memories into the architecture.
How to find Norrbyskär