Luleå Biennial 2020:
Time on Earth

Information regarding Covid-19

Last chance The Luleå Biennial 2020: Time on Earth

Wednesday February 10, 16~20 and Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14, 12~16
Galleri Syster is open. Group show with Augusta Strömberg, Susanna Jablonski and Ana Vaz.

Thursday February 11–Sunday February 14, 12~16
Havremagasinet länskonsthall in Bodenis open. Group show with Beatrice Gibson, Susanna Jablonski, Birgitta Linhart, Fathia Mohidin, Charlotte Posenenske, Tommy Tommie and Danae Valenza.

Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14, 14~18
The former prison Vita Duvan is open with an electro acoustic installation by Maria W Horn.

Saturday February 13, 15~19
The artist Markus Öhrn and the poet David Väyrynens sound installation "Bikt" is exhibited on the ice by Residensgatan in Luleå. Listen to older generations of Tornedal women and their testimonies.

Book your visit via Billetto. Drop in is possible as far as space allows.

For those of you who do not have the opportunity to physically visit the Luleå Biennale on site, a radio show including artist talks, sound works and specially written essays will be on stream on Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14. Visit our radio page here.

The exhibitions at Norrbotten's Museum, Luleå konsthall, Välkommaskolan in Malmberget and the Silver Museum are unfortunatly closed.

Images of Sleep Protests with Excerpts from Olga Neuwirth's “No More”, 2009
Ruth Noack


Anganwadi workers, mostly women, protesting for better pay in Bengaluru, 2017

Sleep-in protest by around seventy African-American sharecroppers, tenant farmers and seasonal workers at Greenville MS Airforce building, Mississippi Delta, demanding land, food, crops and shelter, 1966

Striking teachers and students occupy a school in Munich, 1980s (Photo Klaus Bischoff)

Bersih 4.0 Rally against corruption and demanding Malaysian prime minister to step down, 2015

Mass Sleep for the gender responsive Constitution, Nepal, 2015

Disability-rights protest and occupation of federal building in San Francisco, 1977
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Street protest with sleep-in against anti-democratic electoral reform, Hong Kong, 2014

More striking teachers and students sleep in school in Munich, 1980s
(photo Klaus Bischoff)

National Railways of Zimbabwe workers stage sleep-in protest against unpaid wages, 2015

Workers protest for higher wages at a sleep-in at Reagan Airport, 2016
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More Anganwadi workers, Bengaluru, 2017

Two workers sleeping in factory during a strike in Paris, 1936
(photo Robert Capa, ICP)

‘Sleep is a Human Right’ Homeless Protest Camp at City Hall, Portland, 2012

Student protest against education bill in Myanmar, 2015

Radio 65.22 is an auditory cross section of the biennial’s theme and contents, which amplifies and makes accessible written texts, framed situations and artistic voices. Radio 65.22 also enables an encounter with chosen parts of the Luleå Biennial’s activities for those who cannot experience the biennial in situ.

With Radio 65.22, we want to inscribe ourselves into an experimental and exploratory radio tradition, where the media itself becomes a platform for our ideas on radio and its capacity to depict and mirror the world around us. The task of Radio 65.22 is to tell of reality, in further ways that may not be possible through the image or the text.

Under Fragments: Time on Earth you will find radio programmes and sound pieces in different genres and forms that reflect this year’s biennial in various ways. Spirit of Place is a touring series of literary conversations on language and place. The culture journalist Kerstin Wixe takes us along to places that have played a significant part in an author’s stories, or carries the story’s history. Woven Songs is a deepening series of radio programmes that accentuate singing, the voice and the role of storytelling in the creation of new world views and orders, produced in collaboration with Public Art Agency Sweden.

Listen, reflect, enjoy!