The two sisters Lisbet and Gocken Jobs created ceramics and textiles that made Swedish homes blossom during the post-war period. Wild flower bouquets covers ceramic dishes and tiles while lingon- and blueberries are arranged into decorative patterns applied onto hand printed textiles. Folk culture with midsummer celebrations, people cheering and musicians playing are also found among the Jobs sisters’ motives.
A comprehensive exhibition comprising 134 works, including paintings and prints by, among others, Emil Nolde, Otto Mueller and Max Pechstein
The impact of social upheavels led the artists to a search for new lifestyles. The faster the changes have been, the stronger was the yearning for a new paradise, which the artists often found in harmony with nature and in the study of foreign cultures.
»Colors became charges of dynamite, they were expected to discharge light«, wrote André Derain about the Fauvists’ scandalous appearance at the Paris Salon d’Automne in 1905. With the foundation of the Dresden artist group Brücke (The Bridge) in early summer of 1905, Germany also set the course for change. Subsequently this new and emotive painting style was aimed at not only provoking the bourgeois taste, but as a means to shake up the established concepts of beauty.
The circle around the Neuen Künstlervereinigung München (New Artist’s Association of Munich) and the editorial department of the Munich almanac Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) set forth on a quest for a new introspection. Painting far outgrew the representational and new theoretical principles for the reconsideration of »primitive« art were established.
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
Date15 September 2018 Location: Ateljé Draken, East Asian Museum, Tyghusplan, Skeppsholmen
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?