This spring, Moderna Museet is exploring the links between experimental film and art. Step by step, our new presentation of moving images is emerging. We are currently showing works by Dziga Vertov, Maya Deren, Andy Warhol, Robert Smithson and others. Over the next few weeks, seven exhibition spaces at Moderna Museet will be filled with moving images.
Following our major focus on photography from the collection, we are now turning our full attention to moving images. From 3 March, we will be presenting key works from the Museum’s collection of film and video art. The presentation focuses on how moving images have influenced art from the early 1900s to the present day. A few of the true trailblazers of art film will be shown at Moderna Museet.
Commenting on the new venture, Daniel Birnbaum and Ann-Sofi Noring said: “Our focus on moving images represents another step in our ambition to study the Moderna Museet collection from new angles. We are delighted that Moderna Museet recently managed to acquire two key works - Maya Deren’s surrealist classic, and Robert Smithson’s own documentation of his most important work, Spiral Jetty.”
From 3 March, Moderna Museet will be showing: Maya Deren: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943); Andy Warhol: Chelsea Girls (1966); Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera (1929); Carolee Schneemann: Meat Joy (1964); Joseph Cornell: Rose Hobart (1936); and Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty (1970).
We are currently finalising the presentations of Stan Brakhage: Burial Path (1978); Gunvor Nelson: Red Shift (1984); Morgan Fisher: Production Stills (1970). Further moving image presentations will be featured later in the season, including works by Pipilotti Rist and the video pioneers Dara Birnbaum and Gary Hill.
Curators: Lena Essling and Magnus af Petersens
We are also collaborating with Bonniers Konsthall on Before and After Film. Series of Lectures about the moving image together with the Department of Cinema Studies, Stockholm University, and an extensive programme in The Cinema under the title Art in the Cinema.