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Stockholm art gallery guide: April 18 – 24

This week’s art tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Art Photo:

When photographer Ulrika Walmark was given the opportunity to photograph Donald Trump, it was his secretary who fascinated her the most. This gave her the idea for the project now at Färgfabriken. Walmark then traveled the world in order to capture the secretaries of the stars instead of the stars themselves. An exhibition that portrays the complex system behind the creation of today’s icons.

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.

Dream Laboratory:

In their combined project, Ocean of Dreams, Charlotte Åberg and Lott Alfreds have managed to illustrate people’s dreams in a collective video work. It is now on display at Candyland.

Video Festival:

Trunk – The Nordic Art Video Festival began in 2003 and has now developed into an art video forum to count on. In this year’s festival, some twenty video pieces from 12 different countries will be shown. Among them is the film by Iranian artist Shahram Entekhabis who comments on today’s fears and prejudices about Muslim men.The French-Chinese artist Zhenchen Liu takes part with Under Construction, a flim about the exploitation of the Shanghai population. Now at Färgfabriken.

Lightyears:

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.