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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #56, 1980 © Cindy Sherman. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet

11.2 2016

See the exhibition The Artist at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts

What does it mean to be an artist, today and in the past? On 11 February, 2016, The Artist opens at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12. The exhibition is organised jointly by Moderna Museet, the Nationalmuseum and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and will also be shown at Moderna Museet Malmö from 24 September, 2016 to 19 February, 2017.

The Artist is about roles, ideals and myths, and explores our notions of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and class. The exhibition uniquely brings together works from the collections of Moderna Museet, the Nationalmuseum and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Cindy Sherman, Helene Schjerfbeck and Wassily Kandinsky are among the artists represented by works from the Moderna Museet collection.

The role of the artist is anything but uniform. The court painter undertaking commissions for clients is a far cry from the bohemian wishing to live a life unshackled by establishment values. The exhibition considers a variety of artistic roles, as well as the myths surrounding them. It also shows just how numerous and influential female artists have been, and how they shook up the accepted notion of artists as male in the 1870s and ’80s.

The Artist will be shown at Moderna Museet Malmö from 24 September, 2016 to 19 February, 2017

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