Stockholm - 27 March 2013 - 17 August 2014
In 2013, Moderna Museet continues to explore the works of Marcel Duchamp in relation to other parts of the collection. Until 3 March, visitors can study the encounter, or rather, the confrontation, between Picasso and Duchamp. From 26 March, parts of the Museum’s extensive collection of surrealism will be shown alongside works by Marcel Duchamp.
Surrealism & Duchamp
Stockholm - 30 November 2013 - 27 April 2014
The artist Christodoulos Panayiotou (b. 1978) has a background in choreography and anthropology, and weaves together the methods of the researcher and the choreographer in his multiform work. He has systematically examined how cultural and national identities are constructed through collective storytelling.
Days and Ages
Stockholm - 22 January 2014 - 27 April 2014
Dance Machines – From Léger to Kraftwerk focuses on the fascination with machines, industry and everyday mechanisation. One gallery is devoted to Kraftwerk’s 3-D installation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (2013).
The Dance Machines - From Léger to Kraftwerk
Swedish Photography from Christer Strömholm until Today
Malmö - 1 February 2014 - 18 May 2014
This spring Moderna Museet is focusing on photography. Over 300 pieces by 29 photographers are included in the exhibition A Way of Life – Swedish photography from Christer Strömholm until Today. From trailblazing Strömholm, via influential names such as Anders Petersen, Tuija Lindström, Nina Korhonen and Kenneth Gustavsson, to three younger ...
A Way of Life
Stockholm - 14 February 2014 - 4 May 2014
Gabriel Orozco, was born in Mexico in 1962 and lives in Paris, New York and Mexico City. Although one of the most widely recognised artists of his generation, he has not been shown in the Nordic countries until now.
Stockholm - 22 March 2014 - 4 May 2014
Maria Miesenberger’s (b. 1965, living and working in Stockholm) oeuvre comprises both photography and sculpture. The Moderna Museet collection includes a series of images from one of her best-known projects, Sverige/ Schweden, in which she has used the family album of colour photos and reduced the human figures to black silhouettes in idyllic yet ...
Moment - Maria Miesenberger
Malmö - 29 March 2014 - 20 April 2014
Preparing for this year's nominations for the Fredrik Roos Art Grant we have taken some radical steps by exploring the latest in contemporary art. We asked all the Academies of Fine Arts in Sweden to each nominate two of their 2013 graduands.
Fredrik Roos Art Grant 2014: Tomas Lundgren
Stockholm - 29 May 2014 - 14 September 2014
Nils Dardel (1888-1943) travelled regularly between Paris and Stockholm throughout his career, until he died of a congenital heart disorder in New York during the Second World War. His figurative paintings often portray macabre stories based on a mixture of private experiences and ancient myth and folklore.
Nils Dardel and The Modern Age
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Malmö - 26 October 2013 - 12 January 2014
The Kids' Best Biennial will be held on 26 October-3 November - Sweden's first contemporary art festival for kids and youngsters. During the festival week, visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities at 26 venues throughout Skåne. The festival theme is "Stories", and our aim is that the experience should be enjoyable to both 7-year-olds and ...
The Kids' Best Biennial: Stories
Stockholm - 19 October 2013 - 19 January 2014
Cindy Sherman is one of the most important artists of our time. Since her breakthrough with Untitled Film Stills in the early 1980s, she has overturned both contemporary art and the attitude to photography. Her images became key works in an era when the concept of art was in constant turmoil, and she has continued to challenge notions of ...
Stockholm - 14 September 2013 - 12 January 2014
Gunnar Smoliansky (b. 1933) has had a long and prolific career as a photographer. He was employed as an industrial photographer and photo journalist before going freelance in the mid-1960s. The Moderna Museet collection has some 90 photographs by Smoliansky, including portraits of Swedish top jazz musicians, his so-called Promenade Pictures, and ...
Moment - Gunnar Smoliansky
Malmö - 14 September 2013 - 12 January 2014
For the third year running, we are diving deep into the Moderna Museet collection for an extensive presentation, which takes up almost the entire museum building. This time, our focus is on our eastern neighbours and the Russian avant-garde. A total of 150 works by seminal artists such as Tatlin, Rodchenko, Malevich, Popova and Exter will be ...
Stockholm - 29 June 2013 - 22 September 2013
The time of birth for “pop” as an art term can be specified almost to the day. “Pop Art” was the controversial subject of a symposium held on 13 December, 1962, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Artists in the UK and the USA had been challenging established traditions and hierarchical structures ever since the 1950s, with a new aesthetics, ...
Pop Art Design
Stockholm - 25 May 2013 - 27 October 2013
Tala Madani works with painting and animation. A wide selection of paintings, works on paper and several animations will be presented at the Moderna Museet this summer/autumn. The exhibition was previously shown in the spring of 2013 at the Moderna Museet Malmö.
Tala Madani: Rip Image
Malmö - 4 May 2013 - 25 August 2013
In the coming summer season, the City of Malmö will highlight contemporary art with the arts festival Malmö Nordic 2013. As a part of this initiative, Moderna Museet Malmö will be featuring a unique encounter between Ragnar Kjartansson and Edvard Munch.
Scandinavian Pain: Ragnar Kjartansson, Edvard Munch
the Girl, the Monster and the Goddess
Stockholm - 20 April 2013 - 1 December 2013
In 1960, Niki de Saint Phalle aimed a loaded shotgun at her own work and pulled the trigger. Encapsulated bags of paint under a layer of plaster exploded and made the works bleed like a human being. These ShootingPaintings (Tirs) were widely acknowledged, and Niki de Saint Phalle developed them into large-scale reliefs and altarpieces against the ...
Niki de Saint Phalle
Stockholm - 13 April 2013 - 25 August 2013
Ulla Wiggen (b. 1942) is an artist with a fastidious and highly idiosyncratic output. During 1964-1969, she made only some 30 paintings, most of which represent the interior of various electronic devices. Some are straight-forward depictions, revealing existing connections, others are her own combinations of components from different sources.
Moment - Ulla Wiggen
Stockholm - 13 March 2013 - 24 November 2013
In association with Moderna Museet, the Venice Biennale 2013 is presenting Hilma af Klint in the Central Pavilion. In conjunction with this event, Moderna Museet will publish a book that relates Hilma af Klint’s notes to nine contemporary oeuvres.
Hilma af Klint - Venice Biennale 2013
Malmö - 9 March 2013 - 25 August 2013
Is it possible to paint without a brush? This spring and summer, Moderna Museet Malmö is showing eleven works that explore the meaning of painting in one way or another. The exhibition Lies about Painting will present recent acquisitions to the Moderna Museet Collection, including works by Klara Lidén, Jutta Koether, Wade Guyton, Tauba Auerbach ...
Lies about Painting
A Pioneer of Abstraction
Stockholm - 16 February 2013 - 26 May 2013
In Spring 2013 Moderna Museet is dedicating a major exhibition to Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), featuring many works that have never before been shown in public. This retrospective exhibition of a Swedish pioneer of abstract art is Moderna Museet’s tribute to Hilma af Klint as one of the greatest Swedish artists. A woman artist whose work is still ...
Hilma af Klint
Malmö - 16 February 2013 - 14 April 2013
Tala Madani works with painting and animation, and the exhibition at Moderna Museet Malmö is her largest museum exhibition to date. A wide selection of paintings, works on paper and several animations will be presented in the Turbine Hall.
Tala Madani: Rip Image
Stockholm - 19 January 2013 - 18 April 2013
Le Corbusier (born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in 1887) is often referred to as the most important architect in history. His influence on building design and urban planning worldwide can hardly be overestimated. Despite his legacy, a Le Corbusier exhibition of this magnitude is long overdue in Northern Europe. Le Corbusier: The Secret Laboratory ...
Moment - Le Corbusier's Secret Laboratory