Yesterday, Moderna Museet was one of the last major museums in Northern Europe to close. But several Swedish art institutions remain open to the public.
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‘This is part of a larger project to convert institutions for the people into institutions for the government’, according to Aneta Szylak, director of the contemporary art museum in Gdansk
Fatima Hellberg, the recently appointed director of the Bonner Kunstverein, on creating a programme with energy, presence and visual intelligence.
– They will have to buy him out somehow, says contributing editor Daniel Birnbaum following the recent events surrounding the magazine’s co-owner, accused of sexual harassment.
Seeking to nuance the image of secularization in the Nordic countries, curator Nav Haq has invited actively religious artists to take part in the 8th Gothenburg biennial.
Behind the decision to build a Hilma af Klint-museum there is a long-standing conflict between the artist’s living relatives and the anthroposophical movement in Sweden.
– I hope that the exhibition can signal an uncertainty about one’s own existence or the present political situation, says curator Mats Stjernstedt about the 2017 Nordic Pavilion.
– Computers are not as exact as people think. They make the models a bit crazy, which I like, says German sculptor Thomas Schütte, whose retrospective at Moderna Museet opens to the public tomorrow.