May 25, 2019

Summer Exhibitions at Fotografiska!

This past week I was invited to the unveiling of the museum Fotografiska's two new exhibitions for the summer: Vincent Peter's "Light Within" and Scarlett Hooft Graafland's "Vanishing Traces". Both exhibitions will be showing until September 8th. As usual, the museum manages to show very different exhibitions (motives, styles, subjects) at the same time, which always makes a visit to the museum more interesting.
The first exhibition we visited was "Light Within" by Vincent Peters. Peters is a German born fashion and portrait photographer and the exhibition features around 50 of his black and white portraits of well known people like Cindy Crawford, Jon Hamm, Christian Bale, Adriana Lima and Charlize Theron. While the subjects of his portraits are beautiful models and actors, the photographs are even more gorgeous as Peters plays expertly with light and shadows.
The other exhibition, "Vanishing Traces" by Scarlett Hooft Graafland, is about as different from "Light Within" as you can get. In this exhibition, you have beautiful, crisp and colorful photographs taken by Graafland in some of the most isolated places in the world... Iceland, the salt deserts of Bolivia, Yemen, the Canadian Arctic and more. Born in the Netherlands and trained as a sculptor, Graafland has painstakingly staged these photographs using local inhabitants with beautiful vistas she comes across in her travels.
Fotografiska is located on the northern waterfront of Södermalm, just a 15-20 minute walk from the Hotel Rival. The closest subway/bus station is Slussen (10 minute walk from the museum). One extra special aspect of Fotografiska is their generous opening hours, closing at 11pm on Sun-Wed and 1am on Thurs-Sat. They also have a café and award-winning restaurant on the top floor with views of the harbor... well worth a visit. Click here to read about my recent visit to the restaurant.
If you are interested in other art exhibitions in Stockholm this summer... click here for the list!

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