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
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11 Februari – 4 June 2017
Aidez l´Espagne 1 fr, 1937. Scablontryck, kristianstad konsthall
This spring, an extensive exhibition with works by Spanish Surrealist Joan Miró (1893 – 1983), one of the most noted artists of the 20th century, will be show at Waldemarsudde, Stockholm. The comprehensive presentation will feature poetical and visionary paintings, sculpture, drawings and textile works, all chosen with the aim to show the artist’s creative process. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to study how the artist was inspired by everyday objects in his work. Miró’s social commitment is expressed through his notable original posters and in the experimental video, in which Miró is seen creating street art in Barcelona in the late 1960s. The exhibition has been made in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and the art gallery Kristianstads konsthall. Read more about Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona
16 September 2016 – 19 March 2017
Renaissance fashion in paper
A collection of hand painted paper dresses inspired by the most powerful family of the renaissance, the Medici family in Firenze. The dresses are designed and made by the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave
Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
18 June – 25 September, 2016
Den flygande holländaren
Flowing brushwork and vibrant colours distinguish the Swedish artist Carl Kylberg’s (1878-1952) paintings of landscapes, figures and still lifes. He combined his artistic practice with a spiritual quest that imbues his oeuvre with an existential dimension. The dissolved shapes in his works were debated in both art and politics.
This exhibition shows parts of Kylberg’s entire body of work, from the early paintings and cartoons from the 1910s, the children’s books and more colourful paintings from the 1920s, to his famous classical motifs from the 1930s and 40s. Kylberg’s breakthrough to the wider public came late, but he is counted as a key figure of Swedish art since the 1930s. The exhibition highlights the artist role and puts his paintings in the context of the period before, during and after the Second World War. For more information, please click.
4 June–4 September 2016
Design Viola Gråsten
An exhibition about the women who made revolution in the linen closets, the living rooms, the textile and clothing industry and put Sweden on the international design map. With designers such as Viola Gråsten, Monica Bratt, Katja of Sweden, Astrid Sampe and Greta Grossman.
Design Monica Bratt