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"Moderna Museet c/o Malmo Kunsthall"
2003-02-08 until 2003-05-04
Malmo Konsthall
Malmo, , SE Sweden

Moderna Museet - or at least choice pieces of the collection - will be in Malmo. Approximately 100 works will be displayed for the first time to audiences in southern Sweden. In the selection of the works, Malmo konsthall has worked with Bjorn Springfeldt, former director of Moderna Museet and Malmo Konsthall, who has unique knowledge of the collection. "I've based my choices purely on lust; I selected works that I thought would work well with the fantastic architecture of Malmo Konsthall. This is a true dream assignment for me," comments Bjorn Springfeldt, who was the director of Malmo Konsthall between 1986 and 1989, and of Moderna Museet between 1990 and 1996.

The exhibition focuses on the more eccentric and sharp parts of the 20th-century collection, including such works as Paulina Wallenberg-Olsson's bullet-proof dress, Marcel Duchamp's notorious urinal and Edward Kienholz's The State Hospital. -It's always exciting to see "your" works in a new environment. Björn knows this collection as well as I do, and the final result is without a doubt an exquisitely exciting slice of 20th-century masterpieces and successful acquisitions from the last two decades, says museum director Lars Nittve.

Visitors to Malmö Konsthall will meet works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Meret Oppenheim, Bror Hjorth, Ola Billgren, Marie-Louise Ekman, Öyvind Fahlström and John-é Franzén. In addition, there is a significant section on photography, with works by Nobuyoshi Araki and Irving Penn, among others.

Young contemporary art is represented by artists such as Suzan Etkin, Ebba Matz, Simon Starling, Charlotte Gyllenhammar and Peter Geschwind.


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