“>Spit in the soup
Erwin Wurm’s Instructions on How to Be Politically Incorrect offers gallery-goers, er, instructions on how to be politically incorrect. His works are part of the Spit In Someone’s Soup exhibition on display at Marabouparken’s annex. A generous introduction to the Austrian concept artist Wurm.
Kulturhuset has drafted in another big name as part of its focus on photography and moving pictures. Gunnar Smoliansky is considered one of the giants of Swedish photography and the exhibition ‘En bild i taget’ (One picture at a time) shows pictures from an artistic career spanning five decades. He has an eye for everyday detail and is interested in street life.
Färgfabriken’s major summer exhibition, 68 08, focuses on Stockholm and a world in transition. Besides works by almost 30 artists, there will also be a conference about the points at which art and society meet. It’s about youth, the will to change and thought structures.
Moderna Museet (the Stockholm Museum of Modern Art) opens the second big installation of its 50th anniversary year. With a focus on art inspired by the irrational and unknown the art in the Eclipse installation is a clear marker of the 21st century’s tendencies in a dark time. Participating artists include Nathalie Djurberg, Paul McCarthy, Michaël Borremans and Dana Schutz.
No one can escape time. The National Museum delves deep into design through the eras. Tidens Form (The design of time) is a temporary exhibition displaying more than 400 watches and clocks from half a millennium. A nice mixture of everything from bling and luxury to technical masterpieces.
Bulgarian artist Ivan Moudov is next up in Moderna Museet’s contemporary series, Den 1:a (The 1st). Moudov uses collections, and often even theft, to call into question the rules of art. Like a Marcel Duchamp for the 2000s, Moudov gives a new meaning to art collecting.