A journey through the Swedish art scene

How does one research the Moderna Exhibition? Where does the Swedish art scene actually begin and end? What artistic practices would be interesting to highlight right now, and why? Joa Ljungberg and Santiago Mostyn are the curators of the Moderna Exhibition 2018.

Read about the curators work here

Many have participated in the work leading up to 2018 Moderna Exhibition
We would like to thank all the invited art experts who together form the Artistic Council of the Moderna Exhibition. Many thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge at the seminar days in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Umeå:

Miriam Andersson-Blecher, Kunsthall director and Anneli Bäckman, curator at Botkyrka Konsthall; Maria Arusoo, director of the Center for Contemporary Arts, Tallinn, was invited to Iaspis as an expert in the field of visual arts in 2016; Julia Björnberg, curator at Ystad Art Museum and Ellen Sunesson, art historian, art teacher and freelance curator; Fanny Carinasdotter, artist and art consultant Västerbotten County; Stina Edblom, artistic director of Göteborgs Konsthall; Alexandra Ellis, curator at Sune Jonsson Center for Documentary Photography, Västerbotten Museum; Ulrika Flink, curator at Grafikens Hus in Mariefred; Nav Haq, curator at MHKA–Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp. Haq curated GIBCA 2017 in Gothenburg and was also invited to Iaspis as an expert in the field of visual arts; Albin Hillervik, freelance curator active in Skåne; Anders Jansson, director of Skellefteå Museum and MAN Museum Anna Nordlander; Richard Julin, artistic director of Accelerator, Stockholm University; Hicham Khalidi, curator at Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris. Was invited in 2016 by Iaspis as an expert in the field of visual arts; Moa Krestesen, curator at Umeå municipality; Karin Kvam, art consultant Jämtland County; Ingela Lind, art critic; Anna Linder, artist, curator and researcher for the project ”Queer moving images”; Annika Lundgren and Johan Forsman, artists and artistic leaders of Skogen in Gothenburg; Jan-Erik Lundström, curator and former museum director. Previously working at the Bildmuseet in Umeå and at the Sami Center for Contemporary Art in Karasjok, Norway; Magdalena Malm, director of the Public Art Agency Sweden; Mariangela Mendez Prencke, curator at Röda Sten Konsthall in Gothenburg; Elisabeth Millqvist, operations manager and artistic director of Wanås Konst; Åsa Nacking, director of Lund Konsthall; Andreas Nilsson, curator of ”The Moderna Exhibition 2014”, Moderna Museet Malmö; Temi Odumosu, art historian and researcher at Malmö University; Filipa Oliveira, curator, writer and since 2015 artistic director of Fórum Eugénio de Almeida in Évora, Portugal. Was invited last year by the Iaspis program as an expert from the visual arts field; Corina Oprea, artistic director of Konsthall C in Farsta; Helena Persson, director of Norrköping Konstmuseum and Helena Scragg, curator at Norrköping Konstmuseum; Katarina Pierre, director of Bildmuseet in Umeå; Katarina Pirak Sikku, artist and researcher at the Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University; Johan Pousette, director of Iaspis; Maria Ragnestam, director of Konstmuseet i Norr, Kiruna; Andreas Ribbung, artist and artistic director of Supermarket in Stockholm; Frida Sandström, art critic and freelance curator; Helena Selder, artistic director of the Baltic Art Center in Visby; Christian Skovbjerg Jensen, head of Inter Arts Center in Malmö and founder/curator for Somewhere, a new initiative for public art in Copenhagen; Aftab Soltani, artist and project manager for the Ortens Art Festival in Gothenburg; Liv Stoltz, educator at Göteborgs Konsthall; Hans Sundvall, director of Luleå Konsthall; Elena Tzotzi, curator, writer and one of the leaders of the Signal–Center for contemporary art in Malmö; Dragana Vujanović Östlind, chief curator at Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg; Anja Öhrn and Sara Edström, artists and directors of Galleri Syster in Luleå; Lena Ylipää, artist and art consultant Norrbotten County; Niclas Östlind, curator, researcher, and responsible for the Master of Fine Arts Programme in Photography at the Valand Academy in Gothenburg.

The fact that the four full-day seminars could at all be executed on such short notice depended entirely on a committed and energetic co-operation between four institutions: Malmö Konstmuseum, Göteborgs Konsthall, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee/Iaspis in Stockholm and Bildmuseet in Umeå. A big thank you to our amazing co-organisers: Stina Edblom, director, Göteborgs Konsthall; Cecilia Widenheim, director and Sofia Landström, curator, Malmö Konstmuseum; Katarina Pierre, director and Lisa Lundström, curator, Bildmuseet in Umeå; Johan Pousette, director and Lena Malm, project coordinator, Iaspis. And also a big thank you to Catrin Lundqvist, curator, Moderna Museet.

Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet