Fall has arrived in Stockholm and so has the art. As darkness slowly eats up the days and the trees shake off their disco dresses while dancing in the wind, their colorful leaves have flown into the art museums and institutions, bringing light in this season of death. Inspired by what I had seen, I went home to paint with leaves.
Every four years, a show intended to be an overview of Swedish contemporary art returns to the Modern Museum. It is a big mix of 54 artists with various forms of documentary projects, from explorations in painting and sculpture to artistic research at universities. Although I found some great art and inspiration, it felt like a very cold show and a bit too internal.
The photographic museum has a exhibit called Fashion, showing the history of fashion photography from the 30s to the present, featuring many big names such as Avedon, Penn, and Man Ray. It was great to be able to see all these iconic works that we have all seen so many times in books and on the internet; in print and signed.
Magsin 3 is showing a fantasic selection from their great collection of contemporary art. The show is called Thrice upon a time and is split into three chapters with the curators Elisabeth Millqvist, Tessa Praun and Richard Julin each presenting their own perspective on the collection. Art history, the artist, and collecting are their respective focal points.