22.07.08. GSA Gallery – Various Artists

GSA Gallery – Gallery Umeå Academy of Fine Arts Master exhibition, “Live is Life” – May 18 to June 17, 2022 – Hudiksvallsgatan 6 – Open Tue–Fri 11–18, Sat 12–16

ABOUT the artists

Désirée Burenstrand Schyman, Olga Gniadzik, Oscar Häggström, Susan Karavelli, Therése Lundin, Ellen Macke Alström, Christoffer Mahlknecht, Abdullah Mohammad, Gabriella Novak och Anastasia Savinova.

ABOUT the exhibitions

GSA Gallery is proud to round the season off with a satellite show – titled Live is Life – traveling from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University.

This degree show, previously on view at Bildmuseet in Umeå, is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts, and a time of intensive work, research, and discussion. During the master’s program, students will have developed their artistic practice and explored the history and contemporary social relevance of art, and its current themes and status.

For visitors, the exhibition offers insights into the discourse on contemporary art, and studies of its techniques and materials.

– Live is Life –

Portraits of activities, imploded details.
Contemporary bustle with the tools of the elite society.
Moldy terrain, as reaches self-destruction.
Global whispers in dark spatiality of floating shapes.
Habitation of a large miniature, with the noise of today.
Tender thorns of shiny beings in their own community.
Letter buildings within and outside the environments of being.
Water memories are embraced by the polarity of materials.
Autonomous prostheses in the punk movement of description.
Complex atmosphere.
We do not know the disorientation.

From a mutual solitary platform of the northernmost of Sweden’s Art Academy of Fine Arts
in Umeå, the graduating Master students exhibit an interpretation of an intricate and fragile
contemporary reality, with pluralistic perspectives from a unique geographical position.

Text by Désirée Burenstrand Schyman

ABOUT the gallery

GSA Gallery’s first Stockholm gallery opened in August 2008 in the gallery district in northern Vasastan. In 2012, it was time for the next step. On September 1, 2012, we inaugurated our new 500 sqm space at Hudiksvallsgatan 6, with an entrance from the courtyard. In 2015 an additional showroom space at Gävlegatan 12 adds another 135 sqm to the gallery’s exhibition space in Stockholm. In 2017 we added another 180 sqm showroom on Hudiksvallsgatan 4, making us the largest gallery space in Sweden.
Hudiksvallsgatan 6, 113 30 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN +46 (0)8 324990. Regular opening hours Tue–Fri 11–18, Sat 12–16

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