The exhibitions this season treat you to first class experiences on many different and interesting subjects. Here's our pick of exhibitions you should not miss!

Forthright and creative joy / Folk art from Västerbotten

General painters, wood carvers, amateurs – the names are many. What unites them are the desire and joy to create prominent details and colour richness. The term “folk art” can be defined as art created by people without formal art education. The results are personal, characteristic and independent works of art, that are rarely influenced by styles through time. This exhibition has artistic intention and shows the Västerbottniska heritage in customs and traditions.
Date: until 26 January 2020
Museum: Västerbottens museum
 

Self-images

This exhibition shows a wide and varied collection of self-portraits taken by professional photographers, artists and local photographers – all women. Many of the photographs, spanning the period from the 1860s to 2000, are displayed here for the first time.
Date: until 26 January 2020
Museum: Västerbottens museum
 

Grada Kilomba / A World of Illusions

In Grada Kilomba’s film trilogy Illusions we encounter the well-known fables of Narcissus, Oedipus, Eurydice and Antigone, reworked and performed by mime artists. Through ancient mythology and colonial history, Illusions speaks of human rights directly into our contemporary times.
Date: until 8 March 2020
Museum: Bildmuseet

 

Design Matters

Does our relationship to things change if the shoes we wear have been cultivated by us, if the plate we eat from is actually a living organism? Can a reason behind a climate disaster become something beautiful and worth preserving? The exhibition presents internationally established designers who want to change what we can expect from consumer goods, fashion and furniture, as well as communal areas and functions.
Date: until 12 April 2020
Museum: Bildmuseet

 

Ann Edholm / Tongue on the Tip

Ann Edholm wants her paintings to be experienced as an encounter with a human being, direct and physical. Bildmuseet is exhibiting parts of the artist's series Tongue on the Tip (2003–2010), together with sketches and two completely new works.
Date: until 12 April 2020
Museum: Bildmuseet