Alberto Giacometti forged a singular path within European modernism, restlessly seeking a new language for sculpture as a “double of reality”. Today, his elongated, pared-down figures have become iconic. Moderna Museet’s latest exhibition Giacometti – Face to Face is the first large-scale presentation of Giacometti’s work in Sweden in over twenty years and Moderna Museet’s Director Gitte Ørskou predicts the exhibition to be a future classic.
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most acclaimed artists working today. Since the 1950s, she has created art that is as personal as it is universal. Like few other artists she moves freely between painting, sculpture and installations, between art and design, and between East and West. In summer 2016, Moderna Museet and ArkDes are […]
Moderna Museet presents the first exhibition of the Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas in Scandinavia. Villar Rojas compares his practice to a virus that lives in and off the art world. Although his works are rarely overtly political, they are ideologically charged in how they are produced and positioned outside any economy. Time as the […]
Akram Zaatari’s work method can be compared to that of an archaeologist – he excavates images, memories and stories. His interest in subjective historiography delves deep into our recent history, focusing on documents that can be personal, not to say intimate. Zaatari often works with existing documents such as photographs, diaries and sound recordings. His […]
A focused examination of thirteen large-scale masterworks presented in a series of telling juxtapositions, Sculpture After Sculpture traces the parallel developments of Katharina Fritsch (b. 1956), Jeff Koons (b. 1955), and Charles Ray (b. 1953). Beginning with iconic works from the late ’80s and early ’90s, which highlight the artists’ shared relationship to the commodity […]
Mid-Sentence at Moderna Museet is Nina Canell’s first solo exhibition in Sweden. She has previously exhibited at a number of prominent international museums and institutions. Canell’s works generally consist of materials that are normally used for specific purposes – such as nails, electricity, air, water, chewing gum and sound. In this exhibition, they trigger associations […]
The exhibition A Way of Life – Swedish Photography from Christer Strömholm until Today features more than 350 works by 29 photographers from Moderna Museet’s rich collection of photography. From the seminal Christer Strömholm, via influences such as Anders Petersen, Tuija Lindström and Kenneth Gustavsson, to three younger, current photographers, the exhibition highlights the intimate […]
Gabriel Orozco – Natural Motion
Stockholm 14 February, 2014 – 4 May, 2014
Gabriel Orozco is one of the best-known artists of his generation but has never before been shown in the Nordic countries. His reputation has been growing steadily since the late-1980s, and his oeuvre opens up for a new form of conceptualism that embraces both deep contemplation and precise craftsmanship. In Moderna Museet’s ambition to feature art from beyond the Western mainstream, Gabriel Orozco is essential to understanding the contemporary world.
Moderna Museet opens its 2014 art season with the exhibition Dance Machines – From Léger to Kraftwerk. The exhibition focuses on the modernists’ fascination with the machine and mechanised everyday life, and how Kraftwerk has explored the relationship between man and machine in multidisciplinary projects. Dance Machines – From Léger to Kraftwerk opens on 22 […]
Cindy Sherman – Untitled Horrors
19 October, 2013 – 19 January, 2014
Cindy Sherman is one of the most important artists today. Since her breakthrough in the early 1980s, she has revolutionised both contemporary art and attitudes to photography. Sherman’s works have had a profound impact on our ideas of the construction of identity, and on the mythogenic power of pictures. The exhibition Cindy Sherman – Untitled Horrors emphasises the undercurrent of horror and fascination that runs through Sherman’s entire output.
Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
16 February – 26 May, 2013
One hundred years ago, Hilma af Klint painted pictures for the future. By 1906, she had developed an abstract pictorial imagery – some years before artists such as Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian. Moderna Museet is celebrating Hilma af Klint as a pioneer of abstract art and one of Sweden’s greatest artists.