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 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.
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 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
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.
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
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 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 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 the object of numerous in-depth studies and major exhibitions in recent years, and her photographs have inspired artists all over the world.
Stockholm 3 October 2015 - 17 January 2016
Curator: Matilda Olof-Ors
Stockholm 14 November 2015 - 28 February 2016
Lina Selander is one of Sweden’s most innovative moving image artists. Her films and installations often focus on junctures in history where a system or physical place collapses and something new begins to emerge; the narrative of mechanical cinema giving way to that of digital video, or a political or economic system plummeting into a new one.
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Stockholm 18 October 2014 - 22 February 2015
Meriç Algün Ringborg (1983) was born and raised in Istanbul. She went to art school in Sweden and has lived in Stockholm for many years. She now shares her time between Sweden and Turkey.
Moment - Meriç Algün Ringborg
Fritsch, Koons, Ray
Stockholm 11 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
Sculpture After Sculpture brings together the work of Katharina Fritsch (b. 1956), Jeff Koons (b. 1955), and Charles Ray (b. 1953) in a far-reaching examination of three innovators whose parallel endeavors have reinvented the traditions of their art form.
Sculpture After Sculpture
Stockholm 27 September 2014 - 6 January 2015
Mid-Sentence at Moderna Museet is Nina Canell’s first solo exhibition in Sweden. She has previously exhibited at a number of prominent international museums and institutions.
Swedish Photography from Christer Strömholm until Today
Stockholm 6 September 2014 - 15 February 2015
The exhibition presents Christer Strömholm (1918-2002) and his circle, and highlights a group of photographers who have taken documentary photography in a more personal and artistic direction. It explores the private, intimate, inquisitive and subjective tendencies in Swedish photography, with a few international examples, spanning from the 1940s, ...
A Way of Life
La naissance de Stockholm..! / The Birth of Stockholm..!
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.
Stockholm 29 May 2014 - 14 September 2014
Nils Dardel is one of Sweden’s most popular artists. The Moderna Museet’s exhibition Nils Dardel and the Modern Age stresses that Dardel was not just a dandyish eccentric in the salons of high society. In fact, he took part actively in the cosmopolitan avant-garde in Paris and used art to convey the early 20th century jazz era and the modern ...
Nils Dardel and the Modern Age
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, but her short oeuvre comprised infinitely more than that. For the 1969 Biennial in Paris she created the work Mr Aldman – Superhero of the Universe.
Moment - Lena Svedberg
Stockholm 22 March 2014 - 4 May 2014
Maria Miesenberger’s (b. 1965) oeuvre comprises both photography and sculpture. The Moderna Museet collection includes a series of images from one of her best-known projects, Sverige/Schweden (1993–2000), in which she has used pictures from her family album, reducing the human figures to black silhouettes in idyllic yet deceptive settings.
Moment - Maria Miesenberger
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 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