October 23, 2011 - Moderna Museet - Totally Modern
October 23, 2011

Totally Modern

Left to Right: Marcel Duchamp, “Fountain,” 1917 (replica made by Ulf Linde) © Succession Marcel Duchamp/BUS 2011.
Man Ray, “A View of the Artist’s Studio,” 1934/1994 © Man Ray/BUS 2011.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #56, 1980 © Cindy Sherman.

Totally Modern

Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Exercisplan 4

111 49 Stockholm


Moderna Museet in Stockholm was the first state museum for modern art in the world. This autumn, the museum looks at its own legacy and presents an overview of the beginnings of modern art through three ambitious exhibitions. Turner, Monet, Twombly: Later Paintings; Another Story (the complete history of photography); and de ou par Marcel Duchamp par Ulf Linde offer a unique opportunity to experience the way that painting, photography and ideas came together to create Modernism in a collaboration between eye, hand, machine and brain.

The exhibitions are backed by a busy programme of events, which will be launched with three lectures about J.M.W. Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly, along with a symposium on the concept of late painting. A radical re-hanging of the museum’s collection made up solely of photographs will be accompanied by a programme of films about photographers and an new book about Moderna Museet’s uniquely rich photography collection. Never before has the entire history of the photographic medium been presented at a museum in Scandinavia. The experimental exhibition about Marcel Duchamp will be accompanied by a discussion between Sarat Maharaj and Molly Nesbit.

Modernism’s moment will be encapsulated in seven afternoons by seven speakers, who will discuss seven key concepts in the history of aesthetics, and in a talk with Jacques Rancière about his new book Aisthesis. The autumn’s activities will conclude with a symposium, Media and its Messages, which will shed light on painting’s relationship to photography, and on the legacy of Marshall McLuhan in art and society, with participants including Thierrry de Duve and Douglas Coupland.

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