Scandinavian pioneers comprise the theme for this fall’s exhibitions at Stockholm's museums. Handicrafts, female artists and artist collectives are all on the agenda. International photography lovers should be sure to check out Cindy Sherman’s exhibition at Moderna Museet.
50 years of silver art – “The past, present and future” (dåtid, nutid, framtid)
The past, present and future comprise the theme of the anniversary exhibit of Nutida Svenskt Silver (Contemporary Swedish Silver) at the Hallwyl Museum this fall. This group show tasked members with reinterpreting their own material.
When: September 13-November 17.
Carl Malmsten – Designer and Educator
Ergonomics combined with form and function were signature concepts for Swedish furniture artist Carl Malmsten (1888-1972). In the Malmsten store on Strandvägen, his legacy and spirit live on. Craftsmanship is the point of departure for the exhibition Carl Malmsten – Designer and Educator. When: October 19, 2013–March 2, 2014.
Skagen – A Scandinavian Artists’ Colony
This major exhibition will present the significant artists’ colony that existed in Skagen, Denmark from 1870-1910. The exhibit delves into the Skagen Painters’ choice of motifs, the significance of light and place, and the importance of the social network. Artists from all over Scandinavia flocked to the area.
When: September 14-January 26, 2014.
Liljevalchs presents some of Sweden’s foremost artistry, beginning with works from 1998 forward, many of which are being shown for the first time ever in Stockholm. We warmly welcome Lena Cronqvist’s honest and peculiar world, populated by ordinary characters in all their strength, weakness, arrogance and insecurity.
When: October 12, 2013–January 5, 2014.
Mettle and modernity - Bold female artists of the twentieth century
This exhibition presents female avant-gardists who sought new avenues for artistic expression, often taking greater risks than their male colleagues as they called traditional artistic concepts into question. Their art could always be criticized precisely because it was created by women. The exhibit includes works by more than 30 artists from 1900-1945.
When: October 5-February 2, 2014.