Queer gazes in Sleepless Nights
Friday 15 December 2023
In the exhibition “Sleepless Nights – From the 1980s in Moderna Museet Collection”, floor 4
Free admission. Pick up your free ticket for the tour at the information desk the same day.
Contact: Karin Malmquist
In the exhibition “Sleepless Nights” we see how key events of the 1980s are represented artistically in photography, sculpture, painting and film. This includes the fall of the Berlin Wall and the launching of the Internet. The AIDS crisis became very palpable in art and culture contexts, and many artists were strongly affected by both the disease and the homophobia that followed.
Using artworks by artists such as Matts Leiderstam, Tuija Lindström, David Wojnarowicz and Robert Mapplethorpe, Cultural Scholar Emil Åkerö shows how the artists portrayed same-sex desire and the theme of HIV.
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
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The Swedish art scene changed radically in the 1980s. A new generation who looked beyond the national boundaries emerged, turning its back on previous …