Friday 29 September 2023
Meet American artist and filmmaker Rashid Johnson, in conversation with curator Hendrik Folkerts.
Read more: Artist Talk
Welcome to the opening of “Seven Rooms and a Garden”! Museum director Gitte Ørskou holds a welcome speech and the curator Hendrik Folkerts gives a short introduction. The bar is open and DJ Mansa plays music.
Read more: Preview
Saturday 30 September 2023
Come along on a guided tour with Hendrik Folkerts, curator of the exhibition “Seven Rooms and a Garden”.
Read more: Curatorial Tour
Black and Blue
This autumn, “Seven Rooms and a Garden” welcomes musicians from different genres to freely interact with one of the exhibition spaces. First up is cellist and composer Svante Henryson.
Read more: Black and Blue
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.
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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 Robert Rauschenberg, Max Ernst, Salman Toor, Klara Lidén, and Maia Cruz Palileo, through Ernest Mancoba, Tadeusz Kantor, Herbert Gentry, Asger Jorn, Jackson Pollock, Karel Appel, Willem de Kooning, Etel Adnan, Sam Francis, Jean Fautrier, Marcia Hafif, and Stanley Whitney, through Cy Twombly, Lucio Fontana, Ruben Valentim, Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miró, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lee Bontecou, Lee Lozano, and Barnett Newman, through Louis Armstrong, through Marcel Duchamp, through Henri Mattise, Tony Cokes, Sun-Ra, and Cauleen Smith, through Louise Bourgeois, through On Kawara, through Sol LeWitt and David Hammons, through Melissa Shook, Soufiane Ababri, Andy Warhol, Cecilia Edefalk, and Samuel Fosso.
”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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