Several of Éva Mag’s sculptures and installations portray the pressures on women’s bodies. She draws our attention to the inherent conflict in being seen as sexual territory, producing children and at the same time owning the right to being a sexual subject.
An architecture that creates submissive bodies is not only useful in prisons. It can also be used in organisations such as schools, workplaces and hospitals. Ida Persson examines the mechanisms of discipline, and gives them a painterly representation in her architectonic works.
Niki de Saint Phalle created her Nanas in various shapes and sizes from 1964 onwards. The inspiration for these works came from her friend Clarice Rivers, who was pregnant at the time. The Nanas bear witness to Saint Phalle’s belief in the divine nature of women and are frequently taken to represent a feminist perspective in her art. Learn more about Niki de Saint Phalle in the archival exhibition “Remembering She – A Cathedral” until 3 February 2019. #ModernaMuseet#NikideSaintPhalle
This is one of Andy Warhol’s cardboard Brillo Boxes from 1968. Swipe for the short version of the Brillo box story. The full story about the boxes and Potus Hultén is on display in the exhibition “Warhol 1968”. The Brillo boxes lead to discussions about what can be regarded as original and copy in art. #ModernaMuseet#AndyWarhol#Warhol1968
Mårten Lange’s photos connect different cities in the world through the documentation of buildings and people in hi-tech environments where surveillance, urban life styles and belief in a technological future meet.
The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson has come to be seen as a symbol of the independent photographer who succeeds in capturing decisive moments. In 1961 he photographed Alberto Giacometti on the streets of Paris. Works by Cartier-Bresson is now on display in the Collection. Free admission! #ModernaMuseet#HenriCartierBresson#AlbertoGiacometti
Abstract at first glance, but on closer inspection Ragna Bley’s paintings give the impression of having more specific meanings. Bley’s interest in the natural sciences, science fiction and bio-politics is apparent in the poetic titles of her works, such as ”Armchair Climate”, ”Friday Carcass” and ”Plastic Sluice”. Ragna Bley in the exhibition ” The Moderna Exhibition 2018 – With the Future Behind Us”. #ModernaMuseet#Modernautställningen2018
This painting by Siri Derkert was made in 1915, the same year she gave birth to her son while travelling in Italy. In this self-portrait she has painted herself pregnant with her first child, Carlo. Siri Derkert, Självporträtt (Self-portrait), 1915, in the Collection. #ModernaMuseet#SiriDerkert
In 1968 at The Factory, Andy Warhol is shot with three bullets, one of which nearly kills him. After the murder attempt, Warhol closes his silver-foiled underground venue and moves to an office complex with white walls, for a new lifestyle and a different subculture – with “real” celebrities, socialites and businessmen. The studio name is changed to Andy Warhol Enterprises.
The painting ”Lily of the Valley” came about during a period of personal loss and grieving. In many cultures, the lily of the valley, which flowers early in spring, symbolises returning to life from death. The figures in her paintings seem to hover on a level between earth and another dimension.