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.

Writer Presentations

Rikard Heberling is a freelance graphic designer and a doctoral student in Book history at Lund University.

Martin Högström is a poet and translator. His latest translation is Den då (Il donc) by the French writer Danielle Collobert (Faethon, 2020), and his next book is Prison-palais, a French translation of his Fängelsepalatset (Éric Pesty Éditeur, 2021).

Ingela Johansson is an artist. She recently participated in Kiruna Forever at ArkDes, and is one of the artists at this year’s Luleå Biennial. In 2013 she published the book Strejkkonsten: Röster om kulturellt och politiskt arbete under och efter gruvstrejken 1969~70 (Ed. Kim Einarsson & Martin Högström, Glänta förlag).

Emma Kihl is an artist and since 2017 a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Södertörn University. Her dissertation
investigates reading with the philosophy of Isabelle Stengers.

Christoffer Paues is an artist. He went to the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. For each report by Agentur during 2020–2021 he makes a Trio for the popular fronts.

Ulla Rhedin is a writer, editor, and critic within the intermedia research field at the intersection of art, visual literature, and children’s culture. She develops this interest in different educational projects at HDK-Valand, where she teaches postgraduate courses in picturebook theory for professional illustrators and graphic designers.

Kim West is a critic, based in Stockholm. He is a founding participant of Agentur and a researcher at Södertörn University.

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!