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 is how Luleå first appeared in writing in 1327, a name of Sami origin that can be translated as “Eastern Water”. This is the title of the Luleå Biennial’s journal, fiirst published in conjunction with the Luleå Biennial 2018. For this years edition of the biennial readers are offered different points of entry to the biennial’s overall theme: realism today. The Lulu journal is made by the biennial’s artistic and invited guest editors. It is published here on the biennial’s website and can be downloaded for printing. Design: Aron Kullander-Östling & Stina Löfgren.

ISSN: 2003~1254

Platsens ande #3: Tommy Tommie
in conversation with Kerstin Wixe

This Episode is in Swedish

Gärdesfesten 1970 in Stockholm is often described as a starting point for a bourgeoning counter-culture. Perhaps history should be rewritten somewhat. Before Gärdesfesten there was Stoppa Mässan [”Stop the fair”] in 1968 in which the so called Bildaktivisterna [Image Activists] played a central role. An alternative teenage gathering, far from any kind of commercialism.

One of the founders of Bildaktivisterna was the photographer Tommy Tommie. His photographs, that belong to the series ”Can Sweden Survive without Norrbotten?”, have been on display in the biennial exhibitions at Luleå Art Gallery and Havremagasinet Regional Art Gallery in Boden.

Tommy Tommie has spent the majority of his life as a photographer in Norrbotten, where he has been active as a photography teachers as well as exhibiting photographer. He has nearly never publicly spoken about his life as a photographer or what photography means to him, but does so now in a conversation with his former student, Kerstin Wixe – who never became a photographer but on the other hand a radiojournalist, as as such has been active at Sveriges Radio in Norrbotten for nearly 50 years.

Read more about Tommy Tommie's photography here.