Three talks

The talks, scheduled for June 10th and June 11th, are CANCELLED due to illness. The Lecture by Stephan Köhler will take part 16 June at 6-7 pm.



The art scene in Benin

Stephan Köhler, 2014

Stephan Köhler, Moderna Museet 2014
Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet

Lecture by Stephan Köhler, curator
Tuesday, 16 June, at 6-7 pm
Where: Malongen, Nytorget 15 C, Stockholm
Language: English
Admission free, bar, Georges Adéagbo will be present

Stephan Köhler is a curator based in Hamburg and Cotonou, Benin. For many years, he has collaborated closely with Georges Adéagbo, who is being featured at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, on 28 June – 7 September, 2014. In connection with the installation of the exhibition at the Museum, Stephan Köhler will be giving a presentation on the emerging contemporary art scene in Benin and other West African countries. He will also talk about the artist’s residency run by Köhler and Georges Adéagbo in Benin since 1999.

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The event is organised jointly by NKF and Moderna Museet.

New perspective on the Sun Dog Painting

A talk with Georges Adéagbo, artist, Kristina Ljunggren, priest and chaplain of Stockholm Cathedral, Stephan Köhler and Matilda Olof-Ors, curators.
Wednesday, 11 June, 6-7 pm
Where: The Sun Dog Painting, Stockholm Cathedral, Gamla Stan
Language: English and French
Admission free

One of the oldest depictions of Stockholm is the Sun Dog Painting from 1535. Many centuries later, Georges Adéagbo was captivated by this renaissance painting. Adéagbo’s oeuvre explores how objects and events are interpreted and invested with meaning based on the viewer’s own cultural context.

The event is organised jointly by Stockholms domkyrkoförsamling, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Program (IASPIS), and Moderna Museet.

“The Birth of Stockholm…!” / “La Naissance de Stockholm…!”, Georges Adéagbo

Open preview and artist talk
With: Georges Adéagbo, Stephan Köhler and Matilda Olof-Ors
Friday, 27 June, 6-8 pm
The artist talk begins at 6.30 pm
Language: English and French

Georges Adéagbo explores the historic and cultural aspects of the city or place where he exhibits his installations, building his complex collages on what he finds. Objects, books, newspapers and clothes he sourced in Stockholm and Benin are combined with illustrations and woodcuts and intertwined with the artist’s hand-written texts. Through chains of association, autobiographical references, cultural displacements and translations, Adéagbo continuously constructs new narratives.


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