The portrait exhibition Crossing Borders at Umeå Airport consists of 14 portrait photographs of famous Swedes who have attracted international attention. Västerbotten is represented by Torgny Lindgren, whose portrait is taken by photographer Hans Hammarskiöld. Lindgren, born in Raggsjö, has in several of his novels depicted life in Västerbotten.
In total there are 14 portraits in the exhibition at Umeå Airport, which is a selection of the works shown in full at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport during the spring and summer of 2014.
The exhibition Crossing Borders displays portraits of Swedes who are active or have gained attention outside of Sweden. There are musicians, writers, diplomats, entrepreneurs, athletes, inventors, actors and scientists. Their work takes them abroad, but not only also across geographical borders. It can be about beating the world record in swimming, or to change our view of the global society.
The photographers belong to several generations, from Hans Gedda and Grünstein to Sjöswärd Sanna Sjöswärd and Magnus Laupa. Thomas Wågström’s portrait of biochemist and inventor Petra Wadström has been commissioned especially for this exhibition. Others have been acquired through other contexts. All were acquired to the National Portrait Gallery, managed by the National Museum.
Picture: Torgny Lindgren. Photographer: Hans Hammarskiöld.
|Fri Aug 29 - Fri Oct 31 2014||Umeå Airport|
Organizer: Nationalmuseum and Swedavia