Celebrating 150 years of Swedish – Japaneese diplomatic relations
Colour talk about colour and its meanings in different times and cultural contexts, with Undeni, Aoki Maasaki, a specialist in natural dyeing at Tezomeya in Kyoto, Petra Holmberg, Curator of the East Asian Museum and Gertrud Olsson, Interior Architect, Architectural Historian and Colour Scientist.
Free of charge
Date: 18 September 2018
Location: Library of Svensk Form Svenskuddsvägen 13, Skeppsholmen
On Saturday 15th there is a workshop on traditional dye techniques
Swedish and Japanese craftsmen meet in Färgköket, Ateljé Draken, where we will learn how to use nature as the source for creating durable colours with Aoki Maasaki from tezomeya.com, Kyoto.
During the day we will get to know how traditional techniques have been used and can be
used yet today. Ateljé The dragon is open from 11:00 to 17:00. Occasions to test plant colouration are at 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00. Limited number of places to participate in plant dyeing.
Price: 50 kr / press per session.
Everyone is welcome to watch
Date 15 September 2018
Location: Ateljé Draken, East Asian Museum, Tyghusplan, Skeppsholmen
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
until November 4, 2018
In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo’s possessions were locked away in La Casa Azul (The Blue House) in Mexico City, her lifelong home. Half a century later, her collection of clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and other personal items was discovered.
Now exhibited at V&A in London
Exterior of La Casa Azul. Photograph by Bob Schalkwijk. © Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Archives. Bank of Mexico, Fiduciary in the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust.
Guatemalan cotton coat worn with Mazatec huipil and plain floor-length skirt. Museo Frida Kahlo. © Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums
Left: Prosthetic leg with leather boot, 1953 – 4, Mexico. Right: Plaster corset, about 1954, Mexico. Photographs by Javier Hinojosa. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museums. Museo Frida Kahlo.
16 June – 2 September 2018
Paintings and sculptures by the 20th century’s most famous artists will fill Millesgården Art
Gallery this summer. The heading cites three of the some 50 artists presented in the exhibition, who contributed to making the 20th century the century of the art experiment, when art movements replaced one another and painters and sculptors expanded the boundaries of the very concept of art.
A generous loan from the Didrichsen Museum in Helsinki has enabled Millesgården to present an exhibition of sculptures by Henry Moore, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alberto Giacometti and Alexander Calder in addition to paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Emil Nolde and Sonia Delaunay.
Louisiana, Humlebaek, Denmak
3 May – 19 August 2018
Portrait of Marianne von Wereflin, 1909
German painterGabriele Münter (1877-1962) was an open-minded, experimental artist with an international network and extensive exhibition activities. During World War I she spent time in Stockholm and Copenhagen, where she had her artistic breakthrough in 1918 with her first solo exhibition.
Linz der Blaue See, 1954
Gabriele Münter has not been widely acknowledged in the history of art until now. Her work has usually been seen and interpreted in the context of German Expressionism and with a focus on her relationship and collaboration with Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) in the time of the artist group “Der Blue Reiter” .
Much of what Münter created is still unknown, but 100 years after Münter exhibited for the first time in Denmark, this will finally be remedied. The exhibition takes a present-day look at Münter’s work, which is presented in thematic sections – from the classic genres such as the portrait and landscape through interiors and abstractions to her interest in foreign cultures, folk art and children’s drawings.
Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
25 April – 03 June 2018
Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, installation view ”Highway Gothic” (2017), Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
The American artist Ellen Gallagher. Gallagher creates image-based installations that offer the viewer to reflect on an alternate historical writing and existence. The exhibition, Better Dimension, contains three extensive film installations in collaboration with Dutch artist Edgar Cleijne.
Highway Gothic (2017), consists of cyanotope curtains of 70 mm film and fabric as well as two 16 mm films. The installation explored how the construction of the Interstate 10 highway,, which shares both the United States largest wetland areas, the Atchafalaya Basin, and New Orleans, forced displacement and expelled people and animals in its vicinity. The title refers to a standard font used for US road signs.
21 April – 30 September 2018
Photo: Eva Arnborg
Chiharu Shiota is famous for her poetic network designs in wool yarn where she crosses and ties threads from floor to ceiling. With her artistry, she touches subjects such as migration, identity, stamina and longing. The Distance shows photography, drawing and sculpture along with two large-scale installations that Shiota specifically creates for the exhibition rooms at the Gothenburg Art Museum. Each installation involves a time-consuming craft where Shiota slowly weaves a rolling path that the visitor can follow.
En room covered with red threds from floor to ceiling with black chairs
Gallerie c/o Berlin
09/12/17 to 11/03/18
Joel Meyerowitz Retroperspective
Starting in 1962, Joel Meyerowitz began experimenting with using color photography first and added black-and-white photography to his work just shortly afterwards. In 1966 he drove across the whole of Europe, and he used color photography’s special qualities when the subject required color shades and luminosity for being connected. He nevertheless made deliberate use of black and white in order to highlight contrasts between elements of the image, be they artistic or graphic. Within a few years after his return, he began working exclusively in color, which was a break with the staunchly remaining black-and-white dictum of artistic photography and photojournalism.
A group of four young women stand outside a store.
Their clothes are brilliantly colored, their pumps white,
their backcombed hair immaculate. What would this
charming picture, so rich in nuances, be without color?
February 10 – August 26, 2018
Sigrid Hjertén. Ateljéinteriör, 1916. Olja på duk, 176×204 cm. Foto: Prallan Allsten / Moderna Museet
Sigrid Hjertén (1885–1948) is a front figure of the Swedish Modernist avantgarde. In her early days, she was a pupil of Henri Matisse´s in Paris, where she was also influenced by the art of Paul Cézanne. Hjertén’s expressive colourist painting caused her to be both feted and maligned by her contemporaries. The exhibition features a large number of her works from the 1910s and up to her critically-acclaimed breakthrough in the 1930s, when some of her most captivating and colouristically intense works were painted. Parallelly, a small number of paintings by her husband Isaac Grünewald and son Iván Grünewald, will also be displayed.
Where Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm
When September 16, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Siri Derkert, Riders, 1916-17. Photo: Bukowskis
Many Swedish artists studied under the French cubist André Lhote (1885-1962). This exhibition is the first to focus on the extensive but unknown teacher-student relationships that began in the early 1910s between Lhote and his first Swedish students, Georg Pauli and Prince Eugen. In the ensuing five decades, Pauli and Eugen were followed by several generations of Swedish students; some 50 of these are featured in this presentation, including Siri Derkert, Olle Bærtling, Philip von Schantz, and Elsa Danson Våghals. Works by Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay and other artists are also shown in the exhibition.
March 19 – August 27 2017
Ill Le Bureau
Josef Frank – Against Design is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to this world-renowned architect and designer. It shows the diversity of Frank’s body of work – from ground-breaking architecture to brilliantly-coloured patterns and furniture. The exhibition presents unique material from the ArkDes collections never previously displayed.
Villa Claesson, Falsterbo. Photo Åke E:son Lindman
Josef Frak as architect
More about the exhibition