December 6, 2012

Upcoming Exhibitions at Moderna (modern art museum)

I was invited this morning to a press breakfast at Stockholm's modern art museum, Moderna, where they introduced the coming exhibitions for the first half of 2013. Besides the art and information, it was nice to visit the island of Skeppsholmen (where the museum is located) after yesterday's snowstorm... it was a winter wonderland! We also got a chance to visit their permanent collection which was recently rehung (rehanged?) with some interesting new pieces.
Le Corbusier
I was dreaming (first version), 1953
© Le Corbusier/ BUS 2012
The first major exhibition of 2013 is Le Corbusier (opening on January 19th). He was a prolific artist working in the fields of architecture, design, painting, photography, urban design and more. This exhibition, "Secret Laboratory", looks at the breadth of his work in different fields and also looks at how his work in the field of urban design has impacted Stockholm... even though none of his architecture is actually found in the city.
Hilma af Klint
Svanen, nr 17. Ur: Serie SUW, Grupp 9 1914-1915© Courtesy Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk. Foto: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet
The second big exhibition is Hilma af Klint, a Swedish pioneer in abstract art. This exhibition is the culmination of Moderna's push over the past couple of years to highlight female artists. According to the currator, af Klint is to Swedish modern art what Edvard Munch is to Norwegian modern art... both coming from the same generation of artists. Hilma studied art in Stockholm in the 1880's, something rare for women at that time. She created more than 1,000 works of art, but requested that none were to be shown to the public until 20 years after her death. Opens February 16th and runs until the end of May.
Finally... the big summer exhibition in 2013 is "Pop Art Design". The exhibition is in cooperation with Vitra Design Museum and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. More about this as we get closer to summer, but, if you are a fan of pop art like I am, it is something to look forward to!
Winter wonderland outside of museum!
It is quite easy to get to Moderna from the Rival Hotel. There are regular ferries between Slussen (10 minute walk from hotel) to the islands of Skeppsholmen and Djurgården. The trip takes only 10 minutes, but make sure you tell the ticket agent that you wish to disembark at Skeppsholmen... sometimes they don't stop at that island if there aren't any passengers to drop off or pick up.
Ferry picking me up at Skeppsholmen


No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.