Join us for a guided tour of “Seven Rooms and a Garden: Rashid Johnson and The Moderna Museet Collection”.
The tour lasts for about 45 minutes. Admission ticket to the museum is required.
Dates & time in the Calendar
Listen to Rashid Johnson’s playlist with songs to accompany you through the garden and the seven rooms of the exhibition.
Read about some of the artworks from the Moderna Museet collection featured in the exhibition.
Watch a conversation between Rashid Johnson and curator Hendrik Folkerts.
Read a conversation between Rashid Johnson and cultural critic Kevin Quashie.
For Rashid Johnson, abstraction is a source of life. In his “Bruise” and “God” paintings, the abstract mark is an expression of a spiritual or psychological journey. His monumental installation “Home” (2023) finds form for Black intellectual and cultural histories, in sheabutter sculptures, books, and the growth of plant life. His film “Black and Blue” (2021) is an abstract self-portrait through daily, intimate acts that together describe a life.
In all the works and interventions in “Seven Rooms and a Garden”, Johnson explores the gesture of abstraction as an art historical lineage, a political necessity, or a personal appeal.
We invite you to meet Rashid Johnson — through Soufiane Ababri, Etel Adnan, Karel Appel, Louis Armstrong, Kevin Beasley, Lee Bontecou, Snežana Vučetić Bohm, Louise Bourgeois, Tony Cokes, Lena Cronqvist, Jean Dubuffet, Cecilia Edefalk, Esra Ersen, Elliott Erwitt, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Jean Fautrier, Samuel Fosso, Sam Francis, Ellen Gallagher, Herbert Gentry, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Marcia Hafif, David Hammons, Every Ocean Hughes, Toshimitsu Imaï, Asger Jorn, Tadeusz Kantor, On Kawara, Willem de Kooning, Sol LeWitt, Klara Lidén, Lee Lozano, Henri Matisse, Ernest Mancoba, Santiago Mostyn, Barnett Newman, Maia Cruz Palileo, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Melissa Shook, Cauleen Smith, Sun-Ra, Salman Toor, Cy Twombly, Ruben Valentim, Stanley Whitney and Andy Warhol.
See more from the conversation at the Exhibition Guide.
”Seven Rooms and a Garden: Rashid Johnson and The Moderna Museet Collection” is the third exhibition in the new presentation of the Moderna Museet collection.
Curator: Hendrik Folkerts
The exhibition is generously supported by
The Terra Foundation for American Art
The American Friends of the Moderna Museet
The Rashid Johnson Exhibition Circle:
Christel and Peter Engelbert
Anna and Misha Moeremans
Caisa and Åke Skeppner
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