EMMON was conceived in 2001 as an art project by Emma Nylén while she was studying at Konstfack in Stockholm. On 18 March, she will preform in the Auditorium, as a contemporary comment to the exhibition “Sleepless Nights – the 1980s in the Moderna Museet Collection” and the major phenomenon in pop culture during the 1980’s: synth music.
With her remixes of famous Swedish acts such as The Knife, Melody Club and BWO, Nylén made her entry in the music industry in the early 2000s. As a singer, keyboardist and guitarist in the synth band Paris, but also as a solo artist, she has toured Sweden and internationally and released several records. Last autumn, EMMON released “RECON” on the Stockholm-based indie label Icons Creating Evil Art. The album recently won the award “Best synth act” at the Manifest Gala 2023, and is nominated for “Release of the Year” at Synthsläggan.
The concert focuses on the album and will be performed with video projections created by Niklas Kärreskog, who will be with EMMON on stage together with her co-producer, Jimmy Monell.
About Sleepless Nights
In the 1980s, a number of outstanding female artists emerged in Sweden and the Nordic region, and they are the hub of the exhibition “Sleepless Nights – From the 1980s in the Moderna Museet collection”, featuring works by, among others, Cecilia Edefalk, Stina Ekman, Tuija Lindström, Ingrid Orfali and Cindy Sherman.
“Sleepless Nights – From the 1980s in the Moderna Museet collection” is the first exhibition in the new presentation of the Moderna Museet collection.
In the 1980s, a number of outstanding female artists emerged in Sweden and the Nordic region. They are the hub of the exhibition “Sleepless Nights …
From the 1980s in the Moderna Museet collection
Artist talk: Stina Ekman
Take a deeper look into the 1980s and meet the artist Stina Ekman, in a talk with Anna Tellgren, curator of “Sleepless Nights – the 1980s in the …