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John Baldessari, Palm tree/Seascape, 2010 © John Baldessari. Courtesy the artist/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

John Baldessari

21.3 – 16.8 2020


Opens in 54 days

By combining and colliding the unexpected, the US artist John Baldessari (1931–2020), created conceptual works that raise questions regarding what art is, how art is made, and what art can look like. This is the first extensive exhibition of his oeuvre in Sweden.

After concluding in the 1960s that a photographic image or a text were more adequate expressions of his artistic intentions than painting, John Baldessari’s practice took a new direction. Baldessari has combined subjects from the imagery of popular culture with linguistic examinations, creating works that challenge artistic norms and boundaries.

Curator: Matilda Olof-Ors


21 March–10 May 2020

Admission: 150 kr
Reduced admission: 120 kr (for seniors and students)

Including the exhibition Walid Raad

12 May–12 June 2020

Admission: 100 kr
Reduced admission: 70 kr (for seniors and students)

13 June–16 August 2020

Admission: 150 kr
Reduced admission: 120 kr (for seniors and students)

Including the exhibition Annika von Hausswolff

Free admission for those 18 and under and Friends of Moderna Museet.

Besök med skolan

Welcome to visit the exhibition with you school class! To avoid double bookings for guided tours, please contact our booking office in good time and notify us of the date of your visit. E-mail: booking office

Free admission for:

  • School classes with pupils under the age 18 (with a teacher)
  • Accompanying teachers and assistants
  • SFI-classes

Book a guided tour or workshop

Combine your museum visit with a guided tour or an inspiring workshop session. We have different workshops for pupils 13 years and older, and 4–12 years old.

Book a guided tour and/or workshop

Read more about school visits: School


A catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition with texts by Matilda Olof-Ors, Ann-Sofi Noring and a selection of texts by John Baldessari. Translated to Swedish for the first time. Avaliable in the Shop from the opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition is on the 2nd floor

Calendar events

  • Family Sunday

Tour and workshop, 2–6 years

In Swedish

  • Family Sunday

Tour and workshop, 7–14 years

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

John Baldessari with curator Matilda Olof-Ors

In Swedish

  • Guided tour

John Baldessari

In Spanish

More about this exhibition