Moderna Museet has one of Europe’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art. It includes key works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Dorothea Tanning, Andy Warhol and Niki de Saint Phalle.
Moderna Museet Collection
Stockholm 27 February 2015 - 31 December 2017
Öyvind Fahlström (1928-76) was born in São Paulo to Swedish-Norwegian parents. From the age of ten until 1961 he lived and worked primarily in Stockholm, thereafter in New York.
In the Collection: Öyvind Fahlström
House of Bondage
Stockholm 17 March 2015 - 10 January 2016
Ernest Cole (1940–1990) grew up in a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Pretoria. He began photographing in his teens and worked as an assistant to a photographer at the picture magazine Drum in Johannesburg. His classification as coloured, rather than black, was a crucial distinction in the apartheid system of South Africa at the time. It meant ...
In the Collection: Ernest Cole
On Being an Angel
Stockholm 5 September 2015 - 6 December 2015
The American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958–1981) created a body of fascinating photographic works in a few intense years before her premature death. Her oeuvre has been shown in number of major exhibitions in recent years, and her photographs have inspired artists all over the world.
Stockholm 3 October 2015 - 17 January 2016
A fan circles in an irregular orbit above our heads, water squirts up in cascades, and in another room we can walk in a labyrinthine architecture of coloured space. These works are part of the exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Verklighetsmaskiner/Reality machines, organised by Moderna Museet in association with ArkDes (the Swedish Centre for ...
With Anna Riwkin and Björn Langhammer in the shadow of the welfare state
Stockholm 17 October 2015 - 24 January 2016
A good home for everyone is a photography-based exhibition about the Swedish majority society’s attitude to the Roma. The core of the exhibition consists of the photographic archives of Anna Riwkin and Björn Langhammer left to Moderna Museet and the National Library of Sweden respectively. Riwkin portrayed Swedish Roma with her camera in 1954-55, ...
A good home for everyone
Stockholm 14 November 2015 - 28 February 2016
Lina Selander is one of Sweden’s most innovative moving image artists.
Moment - Lina Selander
Stockholm 16 January 2016 - 24 April 2016
In 1914, Paul Klee went to Tunisia, where he discovered that he was a painter. The same year, Ivan Aguéli embarked on his third and final sojourn in Egypt, the country that shaped his ideas about life and art. This anecdotal coincidence is the starting point for this exhibition about the two artists and their respective approach to the foundations ...
Klee / Aguéli
Stockholm 20 February 2016 - 8 May 2016
- On the question of what it essentially is; its materialities, its characteristics, considering that all attempts to answer this question by occidental sciences and philosophies have proven unsatisfactory
Stockholm 10 June 2016 - 11 September 2016
Moderna Museet and ArkDes present the large-scale retrospective Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity.
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Stockholm 13 June 2015 - 30 August 2015
After Babel is a major group show about the many languages that form part of contemporary art. The common denominator for the participating artists is that they build bridges between different languages and continents.
Stockholm 25 April 2015 - 25 October 2015
Moderna Museet presents the first exhibition of the Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas in Scandinavia. Villar Rojas compares his practice to a virus that lives in and off the art world. Although his works are rarely overtly political, they are ideologically charged in how they are produced and positioned outside any economy. Time as the ...
Adrián Villar Rojas
Stockholm 7 March 2015 - 16 August 2015
Akram Zaatari (born 1966 in Saida, South Lebanon) compares his artistic
practice to that of an archaeologist. The excavation of objects, images and stories, and his interest in subjective historiography, take him deep into a not too distant past.
I Have Been to Hell and Back
Stockholm 14 February 2015 - 17 May 2015
Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), is one of the most important 20th and 21st-century sculptors. Her art serves as a bridge from Modernism and continues to exert its influence on contemporary artistic practices today. One-third of the pieces in the exhibition have never before been shown publicly.
Stockholm 24 January 2015 - 3 May 2015
Håkan Rehnberg (b. 1953) is a influential Swedish artist, who for decades has produced paintings that combine unique formal precision with a fascination for the inherent potential of sensuality.