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Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram, 1955–1959 © Robert Rauschenberg/Untitled Press, Inc./Bildupphovsrätt 2019. Photo: Julia Peirone

Art party!

The collection opens after a major re-hanging

23.11 2019

Stockholm

Come and celebrate the new presentation of Moderna Museet’s collection during a jam-packed opening weekend. Come along on a guided tour, listen to artist talks and gain new perspectives as works from the collection are presented in new constellations. Create an art mobile, compete in an art quiz and have a “fika“ in between. Welcome!

Inauguration with Museum Director Gitte Ørskou at 11.30

Museum Director Gitte Ørskou will inaugurate the new collection presentation at 11.30 in the foyer, then you are welcome to come along on guided tours or listen to presentations in the Cinema all day.

The entire program hour by hour

What is a new presentation of the collection?

The Moderna Museet collection comprises some 140,000 works of art. Since we cannot display them all at once we regularly re-hang works in the museum. In 2019, we have done extensive re-hanging where more historical and contemporary stories have the chance to emerge. To a greater extent than before, art is now shown in thematic presentations that highlight partially new contexts. After a long period of re-hanging, all rooms are now open again – welcome to celebrate the new presentation of the collection with us!

There are works on display by for example Hilma af Klint, Kazimir Malevitj, Ferdinand Legér, Ola Pehrson, Galina Moskaleva, Aleksandr Rodtjenko, Marina Abramovi´c, Ellen Gallagher, Truls Melin, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Sigrid Hjertén, Anna Riwkin, Kajsa Dahlberg, Sven X-et Erixson, Imogen Cunningham, Paul Strand, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, David Hammons, Marcel Duchamp, Julia Pirotte, Adrian Villar Rojas and Vija Celmins.

The new presentation is based on overall themes and the different rooms have titles such as “A Room of One’s Own”, “Collage and Assemblage”, “After The Wall”, “Spheres of Abstraction” and “Together”, to name a few.

For children and adults

At 11.00–17.00

  • On the 2nd floor, we will open up our workshops for children and adults. We will cut and paste and create futuristic collages all day long.
  • Create your own art mobile! We will have a mobile making workshop in the foyer where adults and children can create a hanging mobile.

At 12.00 and at 14.30

  • We will meet up in the foyer and explore the art together with Maria Taube, curator. Suitable for 4+ years. Family tours are approx. 25 min.
An adult and a child lie on the floor, which is a work of art by Christodoulos Panayiotou.
Christodoulos Panayiotou, Days and Ages, 2013 © Christodoulos Panayiotou. Foto: Julia Peirone

Artist talks – 25 min

Meet the artists behind some of the artworks in the collection in conversation with the museum’s curators. During the day you have four chances to get even closer to the art.

12 noon: Thomas Bayrle, artist & Jo Widoff, curator. In English. In the collection.

14.00: Katarina Pirak Sikku, artist & Catrin Lundqvist, curator. In the collection.

15.00: Lap-See Lam, artist och Wingyee Wu, artist & Fredrik Liew, curator. In the collection.

16.00: Kajsa Dahlberg, artist & Lars Bang Larsen, curator. In the collection.

Art quiz in the Moderna Bar

At 13.00 and 16.00. Ca 40 min.

Form a team and put your art knowledge to the test in an art quiz! Compete for a chance to win a membership in the Friends of Moderna Museet.

In the Moderna Bar, you can also enjoy a snack, coffee or a glass of wine.

What does a conservator do?

At 13.30 and at 15.30. In the collection. Ca 25 min.

Listen when the conservators Thérèse Lilliegren and Tora Hederus share their work with the large and complicated artwork “Los teatros de Saturno III, From the series Fantasma (Ghost)” by Adrián Villar Rojas. They will talk about everything from conservation ethics to oxygen-free storage and will, of course, give a background to the artwork as well.

Our conservators work to preserve and document all the varying types of art in the museum collection. The role and mandate of Moderna Museet is not just to exhibit art but also to ensure that the works are taken care of in the best way possible, both when they are installed on public show and when they are in the museum stores. When you see the work of artists in and around the exhibition spaces only a small fraction of the conservators’ work is visible.

Guided tours and presentations – learn more!

At every hour, you will be able to follow along with curators and other experts on guided tours and presentations of everything from the history of the museum to the new rooms in the collection. The presentations and most of the guided tours are in Swedish.

The entire program hour by hour

In Persian and Arabic – guided tour

At 13.00. Ca 25 min

Guided tour “The first encounter with Moderna Museet” with Minoo Raghibi and Fahad Asakereh is held in Persian and Arabic. Meet up in the foyer.

In English – guided tour

At 14.30. Ca 25 min

Guided tour of the collection in English. Meet up in the foyer.

Imogen Cunningham, Triangles, 1928 © Imogen Cunningham. Photo: Julia Peirone

Brunch, fika, and autumn market

The autumn market in The Restaurant is where you can buy our honey, cheese from Rindö, autumn vegetables and flowers. There are also quizzes for children with nice prizes and a brunch buffet for everyone big and small. Drink hot cocoa, apple cider or coffee, taste irresistible treats and nibble on popcorn on your art-break. You will find our pop-up café in the foyer!

Café Bloms has Golden apple cider (non-alcoholic), made from Scanian apples and organic cava at party prices!

Sven X-et Erixson, Målarens hus, 1942 © Sven X-et Erixson. Photo: Julia Peirone
Visitors looking at the painting Ateljéinteriör by Sigrid Hjertén.
Sigrid Hjertén, Ateljéinteriör [Studio Interior], 1916. Photo: Julia Peirone

The entire program hour by hour

11.00–17.00
Open workshops on the 2nd floor. For all children and adults. We will cut, paste and make futuristic collages.

11.00–17.00
Create your own art mobile! All children and adults can create a hanging mobile. In the foyer.

11.30–11.45
Gitte Ørskou, Museum Director, inaugurates the new collection. In the foyer.

12.00–12.25
Artis talk with Thomas Bayrle, artist & Jo Widoff, curator. In english. In the collection.

12.00–12.25
Maria Taube, curator, guided tour. Suitable for 4+ years. Meet up in the foyer.

12.30–12.55
Helena Åberg, curator, guided tour of ”Collage and assemblage”. Meet up in the foyer.

12.30–12.55
Matilda Olof-Ors, curator, will talk about works by Tora Vega Holmström and Christodoulos Panayiotou, among others. In the collection.

13.00–13.20
Presentation of the history of Moderna Museet’s by Ulrika Wedin, art educator and host. In the Cinema.

13.00–13.25
Gitte Ørskou, Museum Director, talks about a favourite artwork. Meet up in the foyer.

13.00
Compete in the art quiz at the Moderna Bar and win a membership with the Friends of Moderna Museet.

13.00–13.25
Guided tour “The first encounter with Moderna Museet” with Minoo Raghibi and Fahad Asakereh is held in Persian and Arabic. Meet up in the foyer.

13.30–13.55
Philosophical guided tour with Adam Wallenberg, art educator. Meet up in the foyer.

13.30–13.55
Conservators Thérèse Lilliegren och Tora Hederus talk about working with a special work of art.

13.30–13.55
Anna Tellgren, curator, will talk about works by Robert Capa and Julia Pirotte, among others. In the collection.

14.00–14.25
Artist talk with Katarina Pirak Sikku, artist & Catrin Lundqvist, curator. In the collection.

14.30–14.55
Lena Essling, curator, will talk about works by Adrian Villar Rojas and Vija Celmins, among others. In the collection.

14.30–14.55
Guided tour of the collection in English. Meet up in the foyer.

14.30–14.55
Maria Taube, curator, guided tour. Suitable for 4+ years. Meet up in the foyer.

15.00–15.20
Presentation of the history of Moderna Museet’s by John Peter Nilsson, museum strategist. In the Cinema.

15.00–15.30
Nina Blom-Bussoli, art educator, gives a tour of ”Abstraction, spirituality, and movement”. Meet up in the foyer.

15.00–15.25
Artist talk with Lap-See Lam, artist och Wingyee Wu, artist & Fredrik Liew, curator. In the collection.

15.30–15.55
Conservators Thérèse Lilliegren och Tora Hederus talk about working with a special work of art.

15.30–15.55
Ann-Sofi Noring, Co-Director, talks about a favorite artwork. Meet up in the foyer.

16.00–16.25
Presentation of the history of Moderna Museet’s by Mark Bengtsson, floor manager. In the Cinema.

16.00–16.25
Artist talk with Kajsa Dahlberg, artist & Lars Bang Larsen, curator. In the collection.

16.00
Compete in the art quiz at the Moderna Bar and win a membership with the Friends of Moderna Museet.

16.30–16.55
Annika Gunnarsson, curator, will talk about works by Sven X-et Erixson and Anna Casparsson, among others. In the collection.

18.00
The museum closes.

Hilma af Klint, The Swan no 23, 1915. Photo: Julia Peirone
Rosemarie Trockel, After the Hunt, 2013 © Rosemarie Trockel/Bildupphovsrätt 2019. Photo: Julia Peirone