February 4, 2003 - Moderna Museet - New Exhibition! Moderna Museet c/o Malmö Konsthall
February 4, 2003

New Exhibition! Moderna Museet c/o Malmö Konsthall

New Exhibition!
08/02/2003 - 10/05/2003

Moderna Museet c/o Malmö Konsthall
S.t Johannesgatan 7
Box 17127 Malmö
+46 40 341294

www.konsthall.malmo.se
www.modernamuseet.se

The Bottle Rack, 1914, copyright: Marcel Duchamp/BUS 2003

NEW EXHIBITION!

In the spring of 2003, Moderna Museet – or at least choice pieces of the
collection – will be in Malmö. Approximately 100 works will be
displayed for the first time to audiences in southern Sweden.

In the selection of the works, Malmö konsthall has worked with Björn
Springfeldt, former director of Moderna Museet and Malmö 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 Malmö Konsthall. This is a true dream assignment for
me”, comments Björn Springfeldt, who was the director of Malmö 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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