Private art collection

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While the big national galleries tend to get the most attention, there are many fantastic collections of privat art open to the public around in Stockholm,

let’s start with Sven-Harrys konstmuseum

In 2011, property developer Sven Harry Karlsson opened an art gallery in Vasaparken. The 400-square-meter gallery includes works by August Strindberg, Helene Schjerfbeck and Ernst Josephson and regulary hosts new exhibtions.

For more information about the Sven-Harrys konstmuseum – click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says –  We love private art collections :-)

Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity

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Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity is the first major retrospective presentation of Kusama’s oeuvre in Scandinavia, spanning her entire artistic career from the early 1950s until today. The exhibition features a rich selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures, including spatial installations and performance-related material, paying particular attention to works from the late 1980s, after Kusama’s return to Japan. It is also the first comprehensive exhibition featuring Kusama’s interest in fashion and design. On view are works never shown previously, as well as a series of paintings made especially for Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity.

The exhibtion runs 11 June – 11 September 2016  at Moderna Museet

How to get there:
Moderna Museet is ten minutes away from Kungsträdgården, and twenty minutes from T-Centralen or Gamla Stan. Walk past Grand Hotel and Nationalmuseum on Blasieholmen, opposite the Royal Palace. After crossing the bridge to Skeppsholmen, continue up the hill. The entrance to Moderna Museet and Arkitekturmuseet is on the left-hand side.
Visiting address: Exercisplan, Skeppsholmen

For more information about the exhibition – click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says –  Dots everywhere! 😉

Olafur Eliasson and Reality machines

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A fan circles in an irregular orbit above our heads, water squirts up in cascades, and in another room we can walk in a labyrinthine architecture of coloured space. These works are part of the exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Verklighetsmaskiner/Reality machines, organised by Moderna Museet in association with ArkDes (the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design).

Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Denmark/Iceland) is one of the most acclaimed international artists today. Since the early 1990s, his works have been presented in countless exhibitions all over the world. Eliasson uses a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, film and installation, but he also creates architectural projects and site-specific pieces for public spaces. Light, wind and water in every conceivable form feature prominently. And yet, nature is present in the works as material rather than as subject matter.

The exhibtion runs 3 October 2015 – 17 January 2016 at Moderna Museet

How to get there:
Moderna Museet is ten minutes away from Kungsträdgården, and twenty minutes from T-Centralen or Gamla Stan. Walk past Grand Hotel and Nationalmuseum on Blasieholmen, opposite the Royal Palace. After crossing the bridge to Skeppsholmen, continue up the hill. The entrance to Moderna Museet and Arkitekturmuseet is on the left-hand side.
Visiting address: Exercisplan, Skeppsholmen

Stockholm Guesthouse says –  One of the best exhibitions!

EXOPARK – Absolut Art Bar

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EXOPARK – The ABSOLUT ART BAR displays amongst others works of the Swedish artist Thomas Hämén and as well as a unique sculpture towering high above the tree tops and set in the middle of the concrete jungle. We would call it a “natural artificial” oasis in the centre of Stockholm. Open all summer, it allows you to relax, have a drink or enjoy some food while enjoying the music or art experience. Thomas Hämén’s work is at the heart of the art at the bar; but it also displays sculptures by Tony Cragg, Astrid Sylwan Michael Richter and Roland Persson to name a few. Visit the Art Bar on facebook.com/exoparkartbar

Address: Diligentas Hus, Sveavägen 44
Subway station: Hötorget

Stockholm Guesthouse says: A perfect bar for the summer!

Nils Dardel and the Modern Age

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Nils Dardel is one of Sweden’s most popular artists. The Moderna Museet’s exhibition Nils Dardel and the Modern Age stresses that Dardel was not just a dandyish eccentric in the salons of high society. In fact, he took part actively in the cosmopolitan avant-garde in Paris and used art to convey the early 20th century jazz era and the modern approach to all kinds of human relationships.
The exhibition features some 100 works – including several iconic works such as The Dying Dandy (1918), Visit to an Eccentric Lady (1921), Crime of Passion (1921), and The Waterfall (1921) – mostly paintings and drawings, but also Nils Dardel’s palette, programmes from the Ballets suédois and a stage model and the score for the ballet The Madhouse.

The exhibtion runs 29 May 2014 – 14 September 2014 at Moderna Museet

How to get there:
Moderna Museet is ten minutes away from Kungsträdgården, and twenty minutes from T-Centralen or Gamla Stan. Walk past Grand Hotel and Nationalmuseum on Blasieholmen, opposite the Royal Palace. After crossing the bridge to Skeppsholmen, continue up the hill. The entrance to Moderna Museet and Arkitekturmuseet is on the left-hand side.
Visiting address: Exercisplan, Skeppsholmen

Stockholm Guesthouse says – Its on time to re-discover our Nils Dardel / S :-)

Gabriel Orozco – Natural Motion

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Gabriel Orozco, was born in Mexico in 1962 and lives in Paris, New York and Mexico City. He is one of the most widely recognised artists of his generation but has not been shown in the Nordic countries until now.

In Moderna Museet’s ambition to feature art from beyond the Western mainstream, Gabriel Orozco is a key figure to understanding the contemporary world. Regardless of medium – be it sculpture, photography, painting or installation – his works are based on the place where he dwells, sometimes in apparent improvisations, but often serially over long periods of time. A ground-breaking work, La DS from 1993 (a radically compressed Citroën car) is shown in a new version here, and a 15 metre long whale skeleton, meticulously drawn in black graphite, sails into the exhibition space as a reminder of the transience of life. The artist alternates inimitably between the momentary and the eternal, sometimes within the same group of works. It took Gabriel Orozco a long time to get to our latitude, but here he is, at last.

The exhibtion runs 14 feb – 4 may 2014 at Moderna Museet

How to get there:
Moderna Museet is ten minutes away from Kungsträdgården, and twenty minutes from T-Centralen or Gamla Stan. Walk past Grand Hotel and Nationalmuseum on Blasieholmen, opposite the Royal Palace. After crossing the bridge to Skeppsholmen, continue up the hill. The entrance to Moderna Museet and Arkitekturmuseet is on the left-hand side.
Visiting address: Exercisplan, Skeppsholmen

Stockholm Guesthouse says – We love Gabriel / S :-)

Vårsalongen at Liljevalchs

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The art museum Liljevalchs opens every year with a large exhibition called Vårsalongen, “The Spring Salon”. Artists from all genres send in contributions of their latest and most interesting works and a juror selects which pieces will be part of the exhibition. The result is a playful, ecclectic mix of styles and artistic quality. All works are for sale.
The exhibition run Jan 24th-March 23rd 2014
For more info click here

How to find:
Address: Djurgårdsvägen 60
Getting there: City Tram #7 from Sergels Torg, exit at Liljevalchs/Gröna Lund stop
Boat: Djurgården ferry at Slussen, exit at Gröna Lund
On foot: walk along Strandvägen, across the bridge to Djurgården, keep on walking underneath the oak trees for 15 mins.

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Let’s be pampered by art 😉

Cindy Sherman – Untitled Horrors

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Cindy Sherman is one of today’s most important artists. Her photography is instantly accessible, but also labyrinthine and contradictory. The artist herself is both model and photographer, but the pictures are not portraits. Sherman’s works conjure up narratives without revealing anything themselves. They cull material from a flow of film, art and media, creating links between the familiar and the unknown. What in her pictures do we want to believe, and why? Cindy Sherman circumvents the rational, categorical eye.

The exhibtion runs 19 october 2013 – 19 january 2014 at Moderna Museet

How to get there:
Moderna Museet is ten minutes away from Kungsträdgården, and twenty minutes from T-Centralen or Gamla Stan. Walk past Grand Hotel and Nationalmuseum on Blasieholmen, opposite the Royal Palace. After crossing the bridge to Skeppsholmen, continue up the hill. The entrance to Moderna Museet and Arkitekturmuseet is on the left-hand side.
Visiting address: Exercisplan, Skeppsholmen

Stockholm Guesthouse says – We love horrors / S :-)

Affordable Art Fair

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Affordable Art Fair Stockholm will be returning to Magasin 9 this year, 3-6 October 2013. More than 70 Swedish and international galleries will exhibit a wide range of original art.
The fair is relaxed and fun – it’s the perfect place to explore, learn about and purchase paintings, sculptures, photography and prints, all priced between SEK500 and SEK45,000.
Beat the queues and get your tickets now for the Affordable Art Fair Stockholm in October! As well as being able to buy tickets, you will also find all opening times, admission prices and directions in the Visit section too, so you can plan the perfect arty day out. For more information, click here
Address: Magasin 9, Frihamnshallen,
for directions, click here

Stockholm Guesthouse says: Art is da’shit :-)
/ S.

Sturehof – a high class restaurant at Stureplan

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Sturehof is a dynamic and generous scene where they serve classical food of finest quality, with focus on seafood. – a stage that is intensively alive from mid-morning to late at night, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Steeped in tradition, Sturehof is at the same time a modern restaurant classic on par with famous brasseries in New York and Paris. Sturehof is also a stage for art exhibitions, concerts and artist performances. The audience is a glorious mix of ages, origins, professions, and interests – in every conceivable way. We recommend you to book a table that can be easily done through their website.