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Slow Art on show at the Swedish Institute in Paris

Press Release   •   May 07, 2014 08:30 GMT

From 10 May Slow Art will be on show at the Swedish Institute in Paris. The exhibition puts time and production processes in perspective. An international audience will now have the chance to meet Swedish artisans. The exhibition is produced by Nationalmuseum in Stockholm where it was on show in 2012. 

Slow Art focuses on technique, materials and labour-intensive processes, presenting select objects from the past three decades produced by Swedish artists working in glass, ceramics, textiles, metal, wood and paper. It focuses on a marginal phenomenon in the contemporary design world that is all about putting time and production processes in perspective.

Produced by Nationalmuseum, Slow Art was highly acclaimed by visitors to the museum during its initial run in 2012. The exhibition is an opportunity to put Swedish artisans and Nationalmuseum’s contemporary craft and design collection in the international spotlight. During 2013 it was exhibited at Kalmar Castle and Falkenberg Museum. After its Paris engagement, the exhibition will return to Sweden, appearing at the Gävleborg County Museum in autumn 2014 and the Jönköping County Museum in spring 2015.

Slow Art will be on show at the Swedish Institute in Paris from 10 May to 13 July 2014.

Further information
Maud Jäderholm, press officer Swedish Institute in Paris,, +33 1 44 78 80 23
Hanna Tottmar, press officer Nationalmuseum,, +46 767 23 46 32

Helena Hörstedt, Broken Shadow, 2008. Photo: Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum

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 2017. In the meantime, the museum will continue its activities through collaborations, touring exhibitions and a temporary venue at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm. Nationalmuseum collaborates with Svenska Dagbladet, Fältman & Malmén and Grand Hôtel Stockholm. For more information visit

Located right in the heart of Paris, in the Marais district, the Swedish Institute, Sweden's only cultural center abroad, offers a rich, multi-faceted program. With the mission to present Swedish contemporary culture to the French public, the Swedish Institute organize every year several art and design exhibitions as well as concerts, film screenings, literature evenings, Swedish language classes, children's activities and debates on cultural and social issues. More than 100,000 people visit the Swedish Institute annually. For more information visit