January 18, 2017 - Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art - Reopening and 2017 program
January 18, 2017

Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art

Reopening and 2017 program

Opening weekend: January 28–29, inaugural address by the artist Charlotte Gyllenhammar on January 28 at 4:30pm

Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art
Finngatan 2
SE-223 62 Lund
Sweden
Hours: Tuesday–Wednesday 11am–5pm,
Thursday 11am–9pm,
Friday 11am–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 12–5pm

T +46 46 222 72 83
info@skissernasmuseum.lu.se

www.skissernasmuseum.se
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Swoon
January 28–August 13, 2017

Charlotte von Poehl
Patchworks
January 28–August 13, 2017

Andreas Eriksson
Work in Progress
January 28–August 13, 2017

Elding Oscarson
January 28–August 13, 2017 

 

Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art reopens after an extensive renewal project. The Museum’s new extension—with a new lobby, museum shop and a restaurant as well as the enclosed inner courtyard, the Birgit Rausing Gallery—is designed by the architects Elding Oscarson. The Museum is also unveiling its renewed permanent collection galleries with modern and contemporary art. The collection holds work by artists such as Henri Matisse, Sonia Delaunay, Henry Moore, and Fernand Léger. The museum also has one of Europe’s foremost collection of sketches by Mexican muralist such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Skissernas Museum is a unique art museum focusing on the role of sketches in the artistic process. Since 1934, the Museum has collected sketches in many different materials for artworks intended for public spaces such as squares, town halls and schools. The sketches—from tiny graphite drawings and copper web models to colorful monumental paintings and large sculptures—provide an insight into the working methods of the artists, how ideas are investigated and artworks take shape. Besides showing the significance of sketches as creative tools, the collection also reflects aesthetic values and the relationship between art and society.

Three new exhibitions with the artists Swoon, Charlotte von Poehl and Andreas Eriksson as well as an extensive selection of architectural sketches/models by the architectural firm Elding Oscarson will be on display for the opening. This is the American artist Swoon’s first exhibition in Sweden. Swoon started as a street artist in the 1990s and currently works both with interventions in public spaces and with site-specific installations at museums and other locations. Swoon is also involved in community-based projects focusing on community building after natural disasters and other crises. Swoon is installing two vast murals at the Museum based on meetings with refugees in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe in 2016. These meetings also led to a storytelling project with two young refugees in Sweden, which will be presented at the Museum on February 2.

Paris-based Swedish artist Charlotte von Poehl has visited Skissernas Museum regularly over the past few years to study sketches, artists’ letters and archival material. The notes from these visits form the basis of her work The Notepiece, one of three new works that she is showing at the Museum in dialogue with a group of older works. With quotations and reflections, both in the form of drawings and writing, the The Notepiece constitutes a poetic exploration of the Museum’s inception and history and becomes a slow excavation of the many layers in which various forms of knowledge about the Museum is stored.

Swedish painter Andreas Eriksson recently finished a monumental work for the main entrance atrium of the Nya Karolinska Solna hospital. The investment in art at the hospital is the largest to date for a public space in Sweden. Eriksson’s painting, close to 11 meters high, confers a poetic dimension on its surroundings. The artist documented his process in a long series of photographs, which offers a unique opportunity to study the painting process before it was hidden forever inside the final work. The artist’s slideshow with the artist himself explaining his process is accompanied by a group of 20 paintings that Eriksson worked on at the same time as this huge commission.

For press inquiries:
Caroline Andersson
T +46 (0)46 222 79 77 / caroline.andersson [​at​] skissernasmuseum.lu.se
T +46 (0)46 222 72 83 / info [​at​] skissernasmuseum.lu.se

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