Press materials

This is where you will find press releases and press images from exhibitions and settings in Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Moderna Museet Malmö. As a journalist or if you are reporting on our activities and exhibitions in some other capacity, you are most welcome to use these materials.


Press images are available prior to and during the respective exhibition period. These images may only be used in connection with reports about the relevant exhibition or Moderna Museet’s activities in general. The images must not be cropped or altered in any way, neither in print nor when published on the internet. Captions and any information about copyright must always be included.
Images of works of art are protected by Swedish copyright law (SFS 1960:729).


Anders Sunna, Illegal Spirits of Sápmi. Installation view, The Sámi Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2022 Photo: Michael Miller, Office for Contemporary Art, Norway. © Anders Sunna / Bildupphovsrätt Bildupphovsrätt 2023

Anders Sunna – Illegal Spirits of Sápmi

Malmö, 28.10 2023 – 14.1 2024

For the first time since its acclaimed premier showing at the 2022 Venice Biennale, “Illegal Spirits of Sápmi” will now be on view at Moderna Museet Malmö. In this monumental work of art, artist Anders Sunna captures his family’s fifty-year conflict with the Swedish state.
Rashid Johnson, Black and Blue, 2021 35mm film transferred to 4K video

Seven Rooms and a Garden

Rashid Johnson and The Moderna Museet Collection

Stockholm, 30.9 2023 – 8.9 2024

In the exhibition “Seven Rooms and a Garden” the work of American artist and filmmaker Rashid Johnson is in conversation, confrontation and at times collusion with the collection of Moderna Museet. Each room in the exhibition – and a garden – stages an encounter based on the personal, political and art historical relationships that unfold in his practice.
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Moki Cherry, D.C. (cropped), 1981 Photo: Prallan Allsten/Moderna Museet Bildupphovsrätt 2023

Moki Cherry

Malmö, 23.9 2023 – 3.3 2024

Moderna Museet Malmö opens “Moki Cherry – A Journey Eternal” on Saturday, September 23, in connection with Malmö Gallery Weekend. The exhibition is the largest presentation to date of the artist’s works.
Ragnar Sandberg, Rosa segel/Pink sails, 1934 Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet

Pink Sails (Rosa segel)

Swedish Modernism in the Moderna Museet collection

Stockholm, 17.6 2023 – 1.1 2025

The exhibition Pink Sails highlights some of the imagery and styles that existed side by side in an era of major social change. Sweden was rapidly transforming from an agrarian society to an industrial nation – social reform and optimism about the future mixed with military armament and fears of an imminent world war. Pink Sails features selected works from the four first decades of the 20th century and the multifaceted field of art that is now known as Swedish modernism.
Monica Sjöö, The Goddess at Avebury and Silbury, 1978 © Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå (deposition from The Estate of Monica Sjöö). Photo: Krister Hägglund/Skellefteå museum 2014

Monica Sjöö

The Great Cosmic Mother

Stockholm, 13.5 2023 – 15.10 2023

Monica Sjöö (1938–2005) was a Swedish-British artist, activist, writer and eco-feminist. Art, politics and spirituality are inseparable in her oeuvre, and Sjöö became a key figure in the British women’s liberation movement. With a deep commitment to women’s rights and environmentalism, she fought uncompromisingly for freedom from any form of oppression. This retrospective exhibition introduces visitors to works that were all created to promote social change, causing controversy and cries for censorship at the time. Their subject matter and messages are just as relevant today.
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Lotte Laserstein, Self Portrait with Cat, 1928 Leicester Museums & Galleries Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet. ©Leicester Museums & Galleries/Bridgeman Images/TT Bildupphovsrätt 2023

Lotte Laserstein — A Divided Life

Malmö, 6.5 2023 – 1.10 2023

The ground-breaking German-Swedish artist Lotte Laserstein (1898–1993) is one of the art world’s most exciting recent rediscoveries. “A Divided Life”, which is on view in the museum’s great Turbine Hall, is the largest exhibition of Laserstein’s work to date in the Nordic Region.
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Ingrid Orfali, Moby Dick repasse, 1987 Photo: Prallan Allsten/Moderna Museet. The image is slightly cropped.

Sleepless Nights

The 1980s in the Moderna Museet Collection

Stockholm, 28.2 2023 – 14.1 2024

In the contradictory 1980s, several remarkable women artists emerged in Sweden and the Nordic region. “Sleepless Nights” revolves around them. The name of this exhibition was inspired by Teresa Wennberg’s large video installation “Nuit Blanche” (1983), incorporating 25 TV screens, a work that epitomises how artists were exploring new media and materials.
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Sven X-et Erixson, From the exhibition Swedish Modernism, title pending (Stockholm): Sven X-et Erixson, The Painter's House, 1942 Photo: Prallan Allsten/Moderna Museet

Exhibition programme 2023, Stockholm and Malmö

Stockholm Malmö, 1.1 2023 – 31.12 2023

Welcome to Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Malmö. Access the exhibition programme including one press image for each exhibition. In due time, every exhibition gets its own press release and selection of press images.
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Eva Löfdahl, Untitled, 1989 From the exhibition Sleepless nights. Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet

A new exhibition programme appearing in the collection galleries

Moderna Museet presents even more of its collection

Stockholm, 1.1 2023

In 2023, we will open three new exhibitions with works from the Moderna Museet collection, one of Europe’s finest selections of modern and contemporary art. This vast treasure is presented in thematical exhibitions that explore different narratives in art history, instead of sticking to the chronological format.
Color photography, portrait by Elisabeth Millqvist
Elisabeth Millqvist Photo: Henrik Palmberg

Elisabeth Millqvist the new head of Moderna Museet Malmö

Malmö, 25.3 2022

Elisabeth 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.

Gitte Ørskou is the Director of Moderna Museet

2.9 2019

On 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.

The Shop

The Moderna Museet’s shop offers an exciting selection of products for all ages at all price levels with focus on art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Restaurant

Regardless of the time of year, not many views can match the one from the restaurant at Moderna Museet. The fully-licensed restaurant has self-service, offering a varied menu featuring modern versions of classic dishes composed by Malin Söderström.
From left: Tze Yeung Ho (Norway), Kholod Hawash (Finland), Lap-See Lam (Sweden). Photo: Robert Schittko

The Nordic Countries Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

Work in Progress: Joint Nordic Gesamtkunstwerk Inspired by Cantonese Opera

A joint Nordic Gesamtkunstwerk is taking shape for the Nordic Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2024. The Swedish artist Lap-See Lam has been invited to create the idea and framework for the artwork. The artist Kholod Hawash from Finland and the composer Tze Yeung Ho from Norway join Lam in creating an experimental musical installation and performance inspired by an art form with a two-thousand-year history, Cantonese opera.

Moderna Museet Stockholm

The Moderna Museet in Stockholm is located on the city island of Skeppsholmen in a building designed by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, and was inaugurated in 1998.

Moderna Museet Malmö

The Moderna Museet in Malmö opened the 26 of December 2009 found in an old former electricity station. It war originally designed by John Smedberg in 1901, but has been transformed into a modern exhibition space by the Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects firm.

Published 22 October 2015 · Updated 11 January 2023