5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission. Welcome to yet another Art Friday!
Except from art exhibitions and the bar mingle with other visitors to the museum, this Friday you will have the chance to meet American artist and filmmaker Reynold Reynolds and Chinese artist Yafei Qi. At 19:00-20:00 they will give talks in the Flex hall (20-30 min each), while showing images and films from their works. Language: English.
REYNOLD REYNOLDS (f. 1966) is an American artist and filmmaker. From 1995 on he closely collaborated with Photographer Patrick Jolley (1964–2012) in film, video and photo art, as well as in sculpture and installation art. The film Burn became the final part of a film trilogy built on the themes air, water and fire. Reynolds works, his own as well as the ones he made with Jolley, deals with themes such as trauma, paranoia and displacement and the way disasters are reproduced in the media. His work is characterized by surrealism, macabre humour and melancholic poetry. (http://artstudioreynolds.com/)
YAFEI QI (b.1987) is a Chinese artist who lives and works in Bergen and Beijing. With a background from painting and filmmaking, she is now working with video art. Her focus is on the relationship between different spaces, using lights, performance, scenes and audio to expand the space and break the time into video. She has directed several short films and experimental videos and participated in several group shows in Beijing and Bergen. She graduated 2016 with a Master degree in Fine Art from Bergen Academy of art and Design, and before that she was majoring in Film and Video Art at China Academy of Fine Arts. (http://qiyafei.com/)
This Friday evening is co-organised with Iaspis, an International exchange programme for artists. Through Iaspis, the participating artists are given the opportunity to work in Umeå for a few months this autumn. In Umeå, Iaspis is run by Bildmuseet and the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University; Vita Kuben, Norrlandsoperan; the Verkligheten Gallery; Umeå Municipality and Museum Anna Nordlander in Skellefteå.
Bildmuseet is open all day, but the Friday after-work activities starts at 17:00. The restaurant offers a light menu if you want to have a snack. The Art Friday will be open until 21:00, and then it is just a short walk to Umeå’s nightlife if you want to continue the evening.
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