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World Bank

Öyvind Fahlström, World Bank, 1971 Installation view Moderna Museet 2017. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet © Sharon Avery-Fahlström

Join our guided tours of Manipulate the World

Let one of our enthusiastic and expertly guides show you Manipulate the World – Connecting Öyvind Fahlström! Welcome to our guided tours of this autumn’s major exhibition, which are offered several times each week in Swedish and English.

Artists from all over the world present fragmented narratives about our time – about alternative facts, global politics, financial flows, natural resources, history and postcolonial theories – but also personal stories. See Hito Steyerl’s Sun Factory, Ibrahim Mahma’s installation of coffee and cocoa sacks, Otobong Nkanga’s black soaps, and Öyvind Fahlström’s gleaming gold ingots on purple velvet in World Bank, with a museum host or curator as your guide.

Guided tours are included in the admission fee. No booking required.

Guided tours in Swedish

Tuesdays at 12 noon
Sundays at 15

Guided tours in English

Fridays at 18

Guided tour with Curator Fredrik Liew

7 November at 17.30

Baby tours

2 November at 15
23 November at 15

Assisted housing groups

9 November at 16

Audio description

16 November at 17

Family tour and workshop (family sunday)

22 October, 17 December 2017 and 7 January, 14 January and 21 January 2018

Theme tours with the curator, Fredrik Liew

Join a guided tour with the exhibition curator Fredrik Liew, on five different themes:

Memory and monument

19 December at 18.30
19 January at 17.30

In the exhibition Manipulate the World, works by Öyvind Fahlström are linked to various artistic approaches, subjects and works by 28 contemporary artists. Several of Fahlström’s pieces relate to memory, historiography and power. The installation Dr Schweitzer’s Last Mission addresses the canonisation of the German-French theologian Albert Schweitzer, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his humanitarian deeds in Africa. Welcome to a guided tour where the exhibition curator Fredrik Liew presents Fahlström’s installations and contemporary art relating to memory and monument. The tour focuses on works by Öyvind Fahlström, Thu Van Tran, Sondra Perry, Sirous Namazi, Rossella Biscotti and Alexander Vaindorf.

Reality games

1 December at 17.30
28 December at 14

In the exhibition Manipulate the World, Öyvind Fahlström’s oeuvre is linked to various artistic approaches, subjects and works by 28 contemporary artists. Fahlström saw the world as a game, and ”manipulation” as a means of democratic participation in the creation of reality. In a series from 1970–71, Fahlström modifies the classic Monopoly game, turning it into a geopolitical playing field. Welcome to a guided tour where the exhibition curator Fredrik Liew presents Fahlström’s Monopoly game and contemporary art relating to the idea of reality as a board game. The tour focuses on works by Öyvind Fahlström, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Hito Steyerl and Harun Farocki.

After the World Bank

2 December at 14
5 January at 17.30

In the exhibition Manipulate the World, Öyvind Fahlström’s oeuvre is linked to various artistic approaches, subjects and works by 28 contemporary artists. Economics were a key issue for Fahlström, and his monumental installation World Bank was made in response to the World Bank meeting in Copenhagen in 1971. The work dramatises the economic relationship between Western superpowers and the debt crisis of the developing nations.  Welcome to a guided tour where the exhibition curator Fredrik Liew presents Fahlström’s installation and contemporary art in the wake of the World Bank. The tour focuses on works by Öyvind Fahlström, Núria Güell, Ibrahim Mahama, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Nicholas Mangan, Pratchaya Phinthong and Goldin+Senneby.

History in motion

5 December at 18
12 January at 17.30

In the exhibition Manipulate the World, Öyvind Fahlström’s oeuvre is linked to various artistic approaches, subjects and works by 28 contemporary artists. Several of Fahlström’s pieces relate to historiography and postcolonialism. In the variable installation Dr Schweitzer’s Last Mission, Fahlström addresses the mechanisms behind the production of reality in general and the historiography of patriarchal colonialism in particular. Welcome to a guided tour where the exhibition curator Fredrik Liew presents Fahlström’s installations and contemporary art that set history in motion. The tour focuses on works by Öyvind Fahlström, Thu Van Tran, Candice Lin, Walid Raad and Nicholas Mangan.

Staging the world

16 December at 14
13 January at 14

In the exhibition Manipulate the World, Öyvind Fahlström’s oeuvre is linked to various artistic approaches, subjects and works by 28 contemporary artists. Fahlström claimed that there is no objective narrative about the world, but that we can all participate in producing reality and “manipulating” it. It could be said that Fahlström saw the world as a stage, and that he mixed general facts, personal stories and fiction in his dramatisations. Welcome to a guided tour where the exhibition curator Fredrik Liew presents Fahlström’s installation and contemporary art that stage the world. The tour focuses on works by Öyvind Fahlström, Jill Magid, Walid Raad, Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Katarina Pirak Sikku.

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