”I’m 78 now, and my body doesn’t match my eagerness to get on with the art. These days, the doctors have advised me not to work for more than two hours at a time because of my health. Of course, in my head, I’m working 24 hours a day.” Frank Bowling said in an interview 2015.
Frank Bowling’s Listening to Beethoven, 2016, on display in the Collection.
”There is an odd mixture here. The incredible trees, glorious nature, and underlying everything this violence!” Swipe to see details from Niki de Saint Phalle’s Dear Paul/Telephone (1993). Discover more about Nike de Saint Phalle in the archival exhibition “Remembering She – A Cathedral” until 3 February 2019.
Andy Warhol’s, series of “stitched photos”, are works in which multiple copies of identical photographs have been sewn together with thread, arranged in even rows of four to twelve images. The grid format that Warhol used to organize the photographs evokes the mechanical look of a contact sheet and, more immediately, the artist’s earlier silkscreen paintings.
The exhibition “Warhol 1968” on show until 17 February 2019. #ModernaMuseet#AndyWarhol#Warhol1968 Andy Warhol, Hellmann's Mayonnaise, Gavin Macleod and Body Builder (Hands on Hip), 1982-1987
In post-war Japan, a period infused by the overhanging threat of nuclear war, Atsuko Tanaka along with other members of the Gutai group wanted to break away from academic art and start again from square one. The Gutai group became famous for its spectacular performances, and extreme version of action painting. Atsuko Tanaka, Work, 1973, in the Collection. #ModernaMuseet#AtsukoTanaka
Last chance! In the photographic series ”The Lost”, the figure’s head is covered by a cardboard box painted in large fields of colour reminiscent of African masks or naïve art. The artist himself is the model. Eric Magassa’s portraits can be read from a postcolonial perspective. He has studied how West African art has been copied and exploited in modern art as well as commercially. Eric Magassa’s work is presented in the exhibition ” The Moderna Exhibition 2018 – With the Future Behind Us”. On view until 6 January. #ModernaMuseet#Modernautställningen2018
We wish you happy holidays with a photography by Lars Tunbjörk! ”I often feel beside myself in the winter time, and I try to go to warmer and lighter places. But the last couple of years I have travelled into the winter and darkness instead. Into areas, conditions and encounters in which I don´t really know where the outer and inner begins. And even less where it ends.” Lars Tunbjörk. Tunbjörk travelled around Sweden in an attempt to capture the atmosphere of the winter months for people living in Scandinavia. The project started as a means of surviving the dark part of the year.
The performance ”The Passion Flower” stages the budding, blooming pollination and the wilting of a blue passion flower (Passiflora caerulea). The flower functions as a costume during a performance in which the audience is invited to suck up the plant’s sweet juice.
These images show ravaged virgin forest, destroyed homes, as well as a broken landscape around the country’s largest copper strip mine Aitik, south of Gällivare in Norrbotten County. Aitik is a Sami word that means storehouse, but the wealth of copper is rapidly being depleted by the mining industry. At the current rate of mining, the deposits are calculated to last until 2029. What is left behind after that is a gigantic hole in the bedrock and a ravaged landscape.
In the spring of 2016, after five years of war, Muhammad Ali fled his homeland across the Mediterranean and onwards to Sweden. The observations that he made in Damascus and captured in ”366 Days of 2012” convey a strange tale of life in the city. The figures are deformed human/animal hybrids. When imminent danger becomes part of everyday life, mental metamorphoses in the population are developed.
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.