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CURRENT PRESS MATERIAL
Lars Englund – Under Construction
Malmö, 18.2 2023 – 3.9 2023Lars Englund’s art is characterized by exploration and could be described as “work in progress.” Englund has collaborated with cement and rubber factories, bases his work on machine parts and industrial materials, changes scale from model to monumental, and finds inspiration in subways and Baroque architecture alike. This exhibition spans from paintings Englund made the early 1950s that have rarely been shown to sculptures from the 2000s.
Visitors will recognize the materials Englund uses from building facades and workshops, and his choices draw our attention to our everyday surroundings, elevating the commonplace to the extraordinary. We can follow his exploration of form through an extensive collection of sketches, some of which are construction drawings, others painstakingly, almost meditatively, rendered repetitions.
This presentation combines a monographic collection exhibition with works on loan from the artist. The focus of Englund’s work is revealed in titles that associate to fundamental science, such as “Volume”, “Sphere”, and “Pars Pro Toto” (part of a whole). His sculptures, which often hang from the ceiling, interact with one another and challenge the surrounding space. They establish a dialogue with the building’s industrial history as an electrical power plant, designed by John Smedberg and constructed in 1901, but also with its present form as a work of architecture adapted by Tham & Videgård to be a museum, with its distinctive perforated orange facade—a material to which Englund makes reference.
Lars Englund was born in 1933 in Stockholm, and he now lives and works in Stockholm and in Jonstorp, Scania County. Although in the studio his sculptures are packed together, in the gallery they are set off against their surroundings, creating directional axes through the space. There is no clear reference point for these works; instead, we are invited to move around and in relation to their abstract forms.
Englund was celebrated with a large solo show at Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 2005. Prior to that, he contributed to the 2003 exhibition “Moderna Museet c/o Malmö Konsthall”, and his work was featured the year before that at Lunds Konsthall. Over the years, he has also shown at acclaimed international exhibitions in Venice, Warsaw, New York, and most recently in Paris at the Centre Pompidou’s 2021 exhibition [AERODREAM].
Curator: Elisabeth Millqvist
The exhibition is made in collaboration with Yvonne Möller.
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Malmö, 29.10 2022 – 9.4 2023Twilight Land is an international group exhibition featuring several large-scale new commissions. It explores the feeling of standing on the threshold of the unknown. Of realising that the world and our lives cannot continue in the same way, but not knowing what is to come. Through sculptural installation, film, and painting, the exhibition tries to portray this state of liminality – the twilight land.
29 October 2022 – 9 April 2023
Curator: Joa Ljunggren
Turbine hall, New and Right Galleries
Participating artists: Isabelle Andriessen, Alberta Whittle, Rose-Marie Huuva, Yael Bartana, Anna Ling, Aernout Mik, Sandra Mujinga, Stina Siljing, Ingrid Elsa Maria Ogenstedt, Ida Persson and Jonas Staal.
Twilight Land is Moderna Museet Malmö’s large-scale venture extending from autumn 2022 to spring 2023. It is presented in the Turbine Hall, and in the Right and New Gallery. The exhibition is realised within the framework of Moderna Museet’s focus on new artistic production and reduced transports in 2022.
Supported by the Mondriaan Fund, Netherlands.
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NAN GOLDIN “THIS WILL NOT END WELL”
Moderna Museet presents the work of photographer Nan Goldin as a filmmaker in a new retrospective
Stockholm, 29.10 2022 – 26.2 2023“I have always wanted to be a filmmaker. My slideshows are films made up of stills,” says Nan Goldin. Moderna Museet’s retrospective is the first exhibition to present a comprehensive overview of Goldin’s work as a filmmaker. The exhibition is installed in six unique buildings designed by Hala Wardé, an architect whom frequently works with Goldin. Each building is designed in response to the specific piece. Together they constitute a village. (NOTE. Please, do not use Nan Goldin’s own images in social media channels. If you would need guidance, please contact press- and PR manager Annika Hansson Wret man firstname.lastname@example.org)
The exhibition is comprised of: “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” (1981–2022) her magnum opus, “The Other Side” (1992– 2021) a historical portrait produced as an homage to her trans friends who she photographed 1972–2010, “Sisters, Saints and Sibyls” (2004–2022) a testament to the trauma of families and suicide, “Fire Leap” (2010–2022), a foray into the world of children, “Memory Lost” (2019–2021) a claustrophobic journey through drug withdrawal and, “Sirens” (2019–2020) a trip into drug ecstasy.
Nan Goldin (born in Washington D.C. in 1953) is one of the most high-profile artists of our time. The exploration of the human experience in her work is legendary and has had a profound influence on subsequent generations. Her first work, “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”, documents life in Provincetown, the Lower East Side, Berlin and London beginning in the 1970s and 80s and up to the present day. Goldin photographed the world of her inner circle of creative, bohemian friends with raw tenderness. Her photographs give us snapshots of intimacy and coupling, the quotidian and wild parties, the struggle between autonomy and dependency.
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From dying to living
Stockholm, 17.9 2022 – 9.4 2023What brings us together and what divides us? Gatherings, both ritualistic and political, are at the core of Korakrit Arunanondchai’s work. In this exhibition the celebrated artist explores the threshold between life and death, as a space where new possibilities can be imagined, involving the individual and the collective. On show are a number of new works in immersive settings, by an artist who can rightly call himself a storyteller.
Korakrit Arunanondchai was born in Bangkok in 1986, but after studying in the USA, he now divides his time between the city of his birth and New York. His distinctive combination of various mediums and techniques as well as his collaborative practice have attracted international attention during recent years.
Elisabeth Millqvist the new head of Moderna Museet Malmö
Malmö, 25.3 2022Elisabeth Millqvist has been working since 2011 as Co-director and Artistic Director for Wanås Konst. She will assume her position as Director for Moderna Museet Malmö on August 1, 2022.
At Wanås Konst, Millqvist has worked with site-specific international contemporary art. Under Millqvist’s leadership, new works of art have been added to the sculpture park by artists such as Igshaan Adams, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, William Forsythe, Yoko Ono, and Rana Begum. The artistic program has also been expanded to include dance and performance. In addition to her extensive experience in the art world, Millqvist has a strong academic background in art history and leadership. She has been sharing the role as Museum Director at Wanås Konst with Mattias Givell.
Works from the Moderna Museet collection
Malmö, 26.2 2022 – 29.1 2023Moderna Museet Malmö’s 2022 collection exhibition, entitled Conditioned Movement, examines universal and existential themes such as time and materiality in relation to museum conservation work. The exhibition features several rarely shown works dating from the middle of the nineteenth century to today, presenting them in new dialogues.
Curators: Andreas Nilsson and Gideonsson/Londré
Gitte Ørskou is the Director of Moderna Museet
2.9 2019On June 13, Gitte Ørskou was appointed Director of Moderna Museet. She took up her position on September 2, 2019. Between 2009 and August 31 2019, Gitte Ørskou was the director of Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. Before that, Ms Ørskou was curator and later head curator of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. In addition to these roles, Gitte Ørskou has held several positions of trust, including chair of the Danish Arts Foundation.
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Published 22 October 2015 · Updated 11 January 2023