Despite her intense and important work as an artist, Monica Sjöö remains relatively unknown to the contemporary art world. The exhibition “The Great Cosmic Mother” introduces Monica Sjöö’s works to a new audience. But without the enormous efforts of her family and friends, this would have been virtually impossible. Since her death in 2005, they have inventoried and preserved her oeuvre, cataloguing and filing material that was crucial to highlighting this woman artist whose work has been largely overlooked.
Meet Annie Johnston, the daughter-in-law of Monica Sjöö and the manager of her estate, in a talk with Jo Widoff, curator at Moderna Museet. Together, they will present the exhibition and discuss the important role of the family foundation in making the works of this artist accessible, putting them in a new, contemporary context.
Throughout her practice, the artist, activist, writer and eco-feminist Monica Sjöö (1938–2005) fought an uncompromising battle for freedom from …
The great cosmic mother
Biography Monica Sjöö
Monica Sjöö is born on 31 December 1938 in Härnösand, the daughter of Gustav Sjöö and Harriet Rosander, both professional artists. Her parents …