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Stockholm art gallery guide

Five weekend art gallery tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Electric Dreams:

The exhibition Together In Electric Dreams presents two sides of Anna Giertz’s artwork. The first side is a set of paintings, on large sheets of paper, where thin lines create a blood vessel-like whole. The second is a wall on which a selection of Giertz’s work is woven together in a wall painting. Coming soon to Galleri Jonas Kleerup.

Irrational at Magasin 3:

Fredrik Söderberg is holding an exhibition at Magasin 3. His work is displayed beside that of Carl Larsson work. Both artists belong to a storytelling tradition in which the irrational world is the focus. With about forty pieces from both artists dating from 1890-2008, the exhibition offers a new perspective.

Ice Cream Art:

Nine artists invite you to see their drip drop works at the ice-creamiest of group exhibitions, The Ice Cream Show at Galleri Loyal. Go see it!

Communist Dadaism:

It’s finally time for the large Spring exhibition at Tensta Konsthall. For the first time in the Nordic region, the American-Austrian artist, Rainer Ganahl, presents his work in the exhibition DADALENIN. The exhibition drives the thesis that Lenin was one of the founders of the Dada movement. A little crazy and very exciting.

Lightyears:

The photographer Vincent Skoglund has returned to Sweden from his foreign adventures. Back on home ground he has worked on the project Lightyears and the whole project is now on display for the first time at Galleri Jonas Kleerup.

MUSIC

Lenny Kravitz lets it rip on stage in Sweden

US artist Lenny Kravitz made headlines when he rocked his pants off at a rip-roaring gig in Stockholm last night – literally.

Kravitz performed to an audience of thousands of cheering fans at Stockholm's biggest theme park – Gröna Lund – on Monday night.

And the rock legend, who is not known for pulling any punches on stage, went all in to offer his Swedish audience the whole package. Yes, the whole package.

For as Kravitz crouched down in a laws-of-physics-defying way right at the start of the energetic performance, he managed to split his leather outfit at crotch level – leaving the artist with a gaping hole in his trousers.

And if there was one thing we did not know about the 51-year-old artist before that we know now – it is that he does not wear underwear. Let's just say the audience went nuts.

The Local is unable to publish picture proof of the revealing incident, but curious readers may click on the tweet below. Warning: contains nudity. Do not click if you are at work.

After leaving the stage for several minutes, the rocker reappeared in a new pair of trousers. And that's how you crack into the history books, folks.

“The producer stepped up and said that they had 'some problems on stage'. A bit later Kravitz came out wearing other trousers. He said 'sorry, I ripped my trousers',” a member of the audience, named only as Sara, told the Expressen tabloid after the show.

“It was insane, I killed myself laughing. And then I called my mum who was there at the show as well. Her reaction was the same and she almost killed herself laughing too,” she added.

Behind hits such as 'It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over', 'American Woman' and aptly titled 'Fly Away', Kravitz has sold almost 40 million albums worldwide and holds the record of most Grammy Awards in the category Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

He commented on the incident in Stockholm late on Tuesday by tweeting a screen shot of a text message from fellow rock star Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith fame:

It is not the first time a world artist has a mishap on stage in Sweden this summer. But while Kravitz suffered only an awkward wardrobe malfunction, rocker Dave Grohl broke his leg in concert in Gothenburg in June.

The 46-year-old Foo Fighters frontman made headlines around Europe when he spectacularly returned after being briefly rushed to hospital to complete the show in a cast.