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A little messier than usual at the museum through December 3. We are replacing all the lighting and rebuilding the foyer. Open as usual

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Atlas, Biology of the Soul, and Not Straight out of Germany

Preview and events

25.10 – 26.11 2019

Stockholm

14 days left

What happens when literature goes three-dimensional? The exhibition “Atlas” is based on, and named after, a new book in which the author Aris Fioretos traces the emergence of a modern view of mankind in the decades around 1900. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of discussions, lectures and films. Welcome!

Part book and part exhibition, “Atlas” offers insights into what one of literature’s most famous doctors (Frankenstein) called the “workshop of filthy creation”. On three occasions, you will have the opportunity to delve into a few of the questions and themes featured in the exhibition. Admission free, no booking required.

Atlas

Preview and conversation

Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Time: at 17.00–20.00
Language: Swedish
Place: the Study Gallery and the Cinema, floor 2
Price: free admission
Booking: no pre-booking

At 17.00: Exhibition opens in the Study Gallery. Bar adjacent to the exhibition.

Kl 17: Utställningen öppnar i Pontus Hulténs visningsmagasin.

At 17.30: Co-director Ann-Sofi Noring talks to Aris Fioretos and opens the exhibition.

At 18.00: Panel discussion with Mara Lee, writer (Stockholm), Sinziana Ravini, writer and editor of Paletten (Gothenburg and Paris), and Emi-Simone Zawall, critic, translator and publisher of Essä (Stockholm). Moderator: Stefan Jonsson, writer and professor of ethnicity, Linköping University.

The exhibition is situated in Pontus Hulténs Study Gallery on floor 2, 25 October 2019–12 January 2020.

About the exhibition: Aris Fioretos: Atlas

Biology of the Soul

Lecture

Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: at 18.00–19.00
Language: Swedish
Place: the Cinema, floor 2
Price: free admission
Booking: no pre-booking

How did knowledge about the brain influence the views on mankind around 1900? Could the soul be located to a particular place in the grey matter? How was the highest degree of culture attained?

A lecture with Torbjörn Gustafsson Chorell, historian of ideas, Uppsala University.

About the exhibition: Aris Fioretos: Atlas

Not Straight Out of Germany

Lecture and film screening

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Time: at 18.00–19.00
Language: English
Place: the Cinema, floor 2
Price: free admission
Booking: no pre-booking

Who was the German-Jewish sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld? What was “the third sex”? How is the legacy of his Institute of Sex Research in Berlin upheld today?

A lecture and film screening with Rainer Herrn, historian of medicine, Charité, Berlin.

About the exhibition: Aris Fioretos: Atlas

Contact: Karin Malmquist, curator

Calendar events

  • Lecture
  • Recommended

Biology of the Soul

In Swedish

  • Film,
  • Lecture
  • Recommended

Not Straight Out of Germany

In English