Moderna Museet has one of Europe’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art, including key works by Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Salvador Dalí. The collection covers paintings, sculptures, installations, films, videos, drawings and prints by Swedish and international artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. It also includes ...
The Moderna Museet Collection
Stockholm 27 March 2013 - 17 August 2014
Surrealism & Duchamp is Moderna Museet’s next instalment in the dialogue between Duchamp and other artists in the Museum’s outstanding collection.
1920s and 1930s surrealism is one of the principal movements in modernist art and literature. The surrealists eschewed rational reality and – inspired by Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis – embraced ...
Surrealism & Duchamp
Stockholm 28 September 2013 - 16 March 2014
Moderna Museets Vänner was formed in 1953, five years before Moderna Museet moved into its original premises on Skeppsholmen.Since then, the Friends have donated nearly 100 works of art to Moderna Museet.
60 Years of Good Friendship
Days and Ages
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.
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).
Dance Machines - From Léger to Kraftwerk
Stockholm 14 February 2014 - 4 May 2014
Gabriel Orozco, was born in Mexico in 1962 and lives in Paris, New York and Mexico City. He is one of the most widely recognised artists of his generation but has not been shown in the Nordic countries until now. Orozco’s reputation has been growing steadily since the late-1980s, and his oeuvre paved the way for a new form of conceptualism that ...
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
Mr Aldman - Superhero of the Universe
Stockholm 17 May 2014 - 12 October 2014
Lena Svedberg (1946–1972) is best known for her contributions to the Swedish underground magazine Puss (1968–74). For the Youth Biennial in Paris in 1969 she created the work Mr Aldman – Superhero of the Universe.
Moment - Lena Svedberg
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 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
Stockholm 28 June 2014 - 7 September 2014
Georges Adéagbo (b. 1942 in Cotonou, Benin) creates site-specific installations where news cuttings, posters, books, postcards, clothes and his own handwritten texts are interwoven with sculptures and paintings from Benin into complex three-dimensional collages.
Swedish Photography from Christer Strömholm until Today
Stockholm 6 September 2014 - 15 February 2015
Curator: Anna Tellgren
A Way of Life
Stockholm 27 September 2014 - 4 January 2015
Curator: Fredrik Liew
Stockholm 11 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
Sculpture After Sculpture, the major exhibition this autumn, brings together three of today’s leading sculptors - Katharina Fritsch, Jeff Koons and Charles Ray.
Sculpture After Sculpture
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Stockholm 19 October 2013 - 19 January 2014
Cindy Sherman is one of today’s most important artists. Her photography is instantly accessible, but also labyrinthine and contradictory. The artist herself is both model and photographer, but the pictures are not portraits. Sherman’s works conjure up narratives without revealing anything themselves. They cull material from a flow of film, art and ...
Stockholm 14 September 2013 - 16 February 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
Stockholm 29 June 2013 - 22 September 2013
The time of birth for the term "pop" in relation to art 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 ...
Pop Art Design
Stockholm 25 May 2013 - 27 October 2013
Tala Madani (b. 1981 in Iran) works with paintings and animations and Rip Image is her most comprehensive museum exhibition to date. It presents a large selection of paintings, works on paper and several animations.
Moment - Tala Madani
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
In Process (Stockholm)
Stockholm 23 March 2013 - 15 September 2013
Paul Thek, in Process is an archive exhibition in the Pontus Hultén Study Gallery, curated by Susanne Neubauer. It features Paul Thek’s oeuvre, based on correspondence and photo documentation from the Pyramid/A Work in Progress exhibition at Moderna Museet in 1971–72.
GIVE POETRY A TRY
Stockholm 16 March 2013 - 8 September 2013
“The incomparable Karl Holmqvist,” Rirkrit Tiravanija calls his colleague and friend in a coming portrait film, and Karl Holmqvist (b 1964) certainly is like no one else. But that does not mean that his works were created in, or portray, their own, isolated universe. On the contrary, quotes, echoes, repetitions and revisions – input and output – ...
Moment – Karl Holmqvist
Stockholm 22 February 2013 - 19 May 2013
This spring, some of the most noteworthy international and Swedish contemporary artists in moving images will be visiting Moderna Museet.
Moment - Frontlines
A Pioneer of Abstraction
Stockholm 16 February 2013 - 26 May 2013
In the spring of 2013 Moderna Museet is dedicating a major exhibition to the pioneering Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), featuring many works that have never before been shown in public. This retrospective exhibition is Moderna Museet´s tribute to Hilma af Klint as one of the greatest Swedish artists.
Hilma af Klint
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. Moment - Le Corbusier's Secret ...
Moment - Le Corbusier's Secret Laboratory