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.


Lulu-journal Nr.9:
”Towards a Weak Realism”
February, Luleå Biennial 2021
ISSN: 2003~1254

Michele Masucci
Aron Kullander-Östling & Stina Löfgren

Translation of Bini Adamzcaks The Gender of the Revolution is from the book Relational Revolutions – 1917, 1968 and Revolutions to Come. Translation from German into Swedish by Jonas Enander.

Translation of Sezgin Boyniks text A Short History of the Marxist Philosophy of Language is from the preface of Coiled Verbal Spring Devices of Lenings Language, Helsingfors: Rab-Rab press, 2018. Translation into Swedish by Steven Cuzner.

Transcription and editing of the interview by Iris Smeds by Maya Nagano Holm. Translation the interview by Emelie Conrad.

The poem Portrait session by Andria Nyberg Forshage is from November 2020.

The fragment from Ruth Åkermans diary was translated by Michele Masucci. Courtesy of Karl Sjölund.

Thank you to the curatorial team of the Luleå Biennial 2020: Asrin Haidari, Emily Fahlén, Karin Bähler Lavér and designer Aron Kullander-Östling.

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!