October 6, 2012

New Exhibitions at Moderna Museet

Yesterday evening I was invited to the opening of a new exhibition of the work of Wolfgang Tillmans at Moderna Museet (modern art museum). Tillmans is a German fine arts photographer with a penchant for finding beauty in every day objects and events... tree fungus, Berlin club kids, clouds, Venus passing in front of the sun, and so on. The exhibition was interesting not only in its wide range of subjects but also in his techniques... from styilized portraits to casual snapshots. The exhibition opens today for the public and will run until January 23rd, 2013.
The big news at Moderna this season is "Picasso vs Duchamp: He Was Wrong". Two of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, together in an exhibition for the first time. I'm looking forward to seeing this exhibition. In fact, I was secretly hoping that I would be able to visit it yesterday during the Tillmans showing (2 birds, 1 stone and all that), but no luck... I'll have to go back! Picasso/Duchamp runs until March 3rd, 2013 so I have plenty of time.
Poster Picasso/Duchamp - He was wrong, 2012
© Moderna Museet
Moderna Museet is located on the island of Skeppsholmen. To get there from the Rival Hotel, it is either a beautiful 20-25 minute walk through the Old Town, bus 43 or 55 to Kungsträdgården and then a short walk across the bridge or take the Djurgården ferry from Slussen (just make sure you tell them that you wish to get off at Skeppsholmen when boarding the boat). Click here for a list of the major art exhibitions going on in Stockholm this Fall.

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