Atsuko Tanaka, Sakuhin, 1955/2011 is one of the most photographed artworks in our Collection at the moment. "Do something you have not done before." That was the Japanese Gutai group’s battle cry. Why not join in on a guided tour of our Collection? Free admission! #ModernaMuseet#AtsukoTanaka#Gutai
An engagement with the destruction of the Second World War were leitmotifs across the whole spectrum of Art et Liberté’s work. Surrealist depictions of battlefields and images of destruction capture the state of anxiety fuelled by the war. Several Art et Liberté members who encountered personal loss and displacement, reflected on their experiences through symbols of death and haunting images of the Apocalypse.
Learn more about the surrealist collective in the exhibition Art et Liberté: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938–1948). Link in bio. #ModernaMuseet#ArtetLiberté#SamirRafi
Caption: Samir Rafi, Nudes, 1945 Samir Rafi
Candida Höfer launched her career with a series of documentary works. The scale of social change in German society led to her being interested in the way buildings and the environment influenced people. She began photographing public spaces, from waiting rooms, libraries, banks, opera houses, theatres and museums to zoos.
Candida Höfer, Musée du Louvre Paris X 2005 - Salle des Caryatides, 2005 in our Collection. Free admission! #ModernaMuseet#CandidaHöfer
A profound engagement with the Second World War, and the destruction that it caused, was the main theme across the whole spectrum of Art et Liberté’s work. While Cairo was not on the frontlines of war, Egypt was nonetheless de facto at war by virtue of being under British Colonial rule. By 1941, an overwhelming 140,000 soldiers were stationed in Cairo alone, and troops and tanks swarmed the city streets. Surrealist depictions of battlefields and images of destruction capture the state of anxiety fuelled by the war.
Learn more about the surrealist collective in the exhibition Art et Liberté: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938–1948). Link in bio. #ModernaMuseet#ArtetLiberté#Mayo
Caption: Mayo, Coups de Bâtons, 1937 Mayo
Shimmering golden threads are carefully strung into geometric shapes from floor to ceiling in Lygia Pape’s Ttéia 1,C. Last chance to experience the installation this weekend (on display until 13 May 2018). #LygiaPape#ModernaMuseet#ConcreteMatters
The artist Georges Adéagbo fell in love with one of Moderna Museet’s most popular works, Robert Rauschenberg’s Monogram (1955–59), when he was at the Museum for his exhibition in 2014. The painting in the picture is based on a photo Adéagbo took of Monogram. He then photographed the painting in his own garden in Cotonou, Benin. A numbered and signed edition of this picture is now available for purchase from the Friends of Moderna Museet (link in bio). #ModernaMuseet#RobertRauschenberg#GeorgesAdéagbo#ModernaMuseetsVänner
A stuffed angora goat, a dirty tennis ball, a broken sign, a torn shirt sleeve – to name but a few components of the artist's Monogram. In an era when the dominating painterly trend moved towards purity, Rauschenberg chose to mix painting and sculpture, rags, news clips and discarded objects, to create this enormous collage, or combine painting, as he called it.
On 12 May 2018, you can view the famous work of art Monogram by Robert Rauschenberg at the Museum in its usual place. Learn more about its history and see it outside its glass case for the first time in decades. More info on the web (link in bio). #ModernaMuseet#RobertRauschenberg
Mira Schendel had studied philosophy and was interested in theology, metaphysics, phenomenology, and Zen Buddhism. Many of her works explore how the line influences and activates the surrounding empty space.
Art et Liberté was globally engaged in resistance against fascism, nationalism and colonialism. By the late 1930s, when Art et Liberté emerged onto the Cairene arts scene, a state-endorsed culture of exhibition practices was firmly in place. The state-endorsed salons enforced the classification of artists according to nationality. In line with Surrealism’s rejection of the alignment of art with political propaganda, Art et Liberté rebelled against the conflation of art and national sentiment.
Discover the surrealist collective Art et Liberté (link in bio). #ModernaMuseet#ArtetLiberté
Credit: Mayo, Portrait surréaliste, 1937
Art et Liberté was a surrealist collective of artists and writers based in Cairo during the Second World War. The group provided a restless generation of young artists, intellectuals and political activists with a platform for cultural and political reform. Discover the surrealist group in the first comprehensive museum exhibition ” Art et Liberté: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938–1948)” until 12 August 2018. #ModernaMuseet#ArtetLiberté
Caption: Ramses Younane, Utan titel, 1939 Courtesy H. E. Sh. Hassan M. A. Al Thani collection, Doha Ramses Younane
"The Toys" belongs to a series of paintings by Joan Miró, where the subjects are drawn on the canvas, with a sparse addition of colour accents. The rocking horse expresses both playfulness and sternness. Together with the conical "tree", the "dice" and the "balls", it forms a poetic still-life.
Lygia Clark’s (1920–1988, Rio de Janeiro) early paintings were small and monochromatic, but she soon started to challenge the two-dimensionality of the canvas in different ways, work more conceptually and sculpturally and create “relational objects.” Discover artists and concretism from the mid-20th century Latin America in the exhibition ’Concrete Matters’ (link in bio). #ModernaMuseet#ConcreteMatters#LygiaClark
Credit: Lygia Clark, Casulo No. 2, 1959 Lygia Clark