Stockholm art gallery guide: July 25 - 30
Kalendarium · 24 Jul 2008, 12:02
Published: 24 Jul 2008 12:02 GMT+02:00
Moderna Museet (the Stockholm Museum of Modern Art) second major centenary year exhibition is entitled Eklips - Konst i en mörk tid (Art in a Dark Age). The focus is on art that draws inspiration from the irrational and unknown and is an expression of the sign of our times in the 2000s. Artists: Nathalie Djuberg, Paul McCarthy, Michaël Borremans and Dana Schutz.
Färgfabriken's major summer exhibition 6808 centres around Stockholm and a world in change. Aside from works and installations from almost 30 artists the exhibition is also a conference about commonalities between society and art. It is about youth, structures of thought and the will to develop.
Moderna Museet (the Stockholm Museum of Modern Art) exhibition series Den 1:a på Moderna (The First at the Modern) has been underway since 2004 and invited in a unbelievable group of contemporary art. Now it’s time for the last exhibit and the artist is the American concept king Joseph Kosuth, who has produced a new installation specifically for Moderna Musseet.
The National Museum’s theme this summer is queer. With a new perspective on its collection, the museum is showing an exhibit on desire, power, identity, and sexuality. It features Karl XII wearing a dress and holding hands with his sister, nymphs, and well-defined athletes.
The big discussion from last year’s Venice Biennale can be seen at Kulturhuset’s Gallery 3. Last Riot, a work by a group of Russian artists, is a three-part video projection which portrays a dark future dystopia filled with expressionless youth.