In 2011, all the galleries will be successively rehung exclusively with photographic art. The chronology will be the same, but the 20th century will be presented from a partly new perspective. Moderna Museet will take a radical step, with Another Story – Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection.
The new presentation will be launched in three steps
Another Story: Possessed by the Camera, highlighting contemporary photo-based art 1970–2010. Another Story: See the World!, focuses on the period 1920–1980. Another Story: Written in Light focuses on the pioneers from 1840 and up to the first three decades of the 20th century.
Among others Christer Strömholm, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, Dawid, Tuija Lindström, Annika von Hausswolff, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lennart Olson, Man Ray, Hilla Becher, Bernhard Becher, Duane Michals, Eva Klasson, Hans Hammarskiöld, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Helmut Newton, Vibeke Tandberg, Liina Siib, Anneé Olofsson, Gerry Johansson, Miriam Bäckström, Andreas Gursky, Samuel Fosso, Thomas Ruff, Malick Sidibé, Sally Mann, Inez Van Lamsweerde, Denise Grünstein, Monika Englund, Catharina Gotby and many more.
There is a growing interest in photography today, as proven by the panoply of exhibitions, fairs and festivals throughout the world. And this is hardly surprising. Nowadays, practically everyone is a photographer, at the very least snapping pictures with the camera built into most mobiles.
Moderna Museet’s collection of photography, ranging from 1840 to the present day, is one of the finest in Europe, featuring many of the most prominent names in photo history and comprising more than 100,000 photographs. The collection provides a historic background to the art of photography, and now we are sharing this with all our visitors. Moreover, several magnificent private donations have recently enriched the collection with works by famous artists practising in the field of photography.
Several photographic works by Annika von Hausswolff, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe and other artists have been donated to Moderna Museet. These works will be shown in the museum´s new presentation of the collection.