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Exhibitions at Nationalmuseum 2016

Press Release   •   Dec 21, 2015 13:51 GMT

Nationalmuseum at Konstakademien
The Artist
11 February – 4 September 2016

The Artist is an exhibition that discusses what it means to be an artist, in both a contemporary and a historical context. It examines roles, ideals and myths, illustrating how artists have related to the values, audiences and markets of their time. The exhibition is co-produced by Konstakademien (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum, and on show will be close to 100 works by some of the biggest names in art history, from Rubens and Rembrandt via Renoir and Picasso to Cindy Sherman.

Nationalmuseum Design at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern
Open Space – Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery.
11 March – 15 May 2016

Open Space – Mind Maps is an exhibition about contemporary, experimental jewellery that unifies provocation and aesthetics at the same time in a protest against traditional customs. 30 artists from the international scene presents about 160 conceptual works and jewels, complemented with examples from the young collection of Nationalmuseum.

Ingegerd Råman
3 June – 14 August 2016

”No task – no challenge!”
Listen to and meet a strong voice within design mediated in the form of an exhibition. Ingegerd Råman, one of the foremost influential designers in Sweden with the clear glass as signature, has made a selection of missions and tasks; current or previously implemented. In the exhibition she comments the challenges and commissions for both national and international large and small producers through objects, drawings, films and texts. The exhibition is produced by Nationalmuseum in cooperation with Vandalorum.

It is about the money
2 September 2016 – 15 January 2017

The exhibition Applied/Art? highlights the thoughts of conceptual shifts and movements that occur at the interface between craft and art. It raises questions about the significance of the material, context and categorizations. What makes us consider the same object with "different eyes" depending on whether the object is exhibited in a gallery or in an applied arts exhibition? The items on view in the exhibition are in the larger format and made by a dozen contemporary and applied artists.

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Helene Schjerfbeck, Self-portrait with Palette, 1937. From the exhibition The Artist.Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet. Märta Mattsson, brooch, 2014. From the exhibition Open Space – Mind Maps. Photo: Märta Mattsson. 

Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. The collections comprise older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art, and applied art and design up to the present day. The museum building is currently under renovation and scheduled to open again in 2018. In the meantime, the museum will continue its activities through collaborations both in Sweden and abroad as well as temporary exhibitions at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12 and Nationalmuseum Design at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. Nationalmuseum has partnerships with Svenska Dagbladet and the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, and acknowledges the support of FCB Fältman & Malmén.