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.
Featured artists from the Moderna Museet collection:
Annica Karlsson Rixon
Meriç Algün Ringborg
Willem de Kooning
Published 11 February 2016 · Updated 11 February 2016