Pride City, Fri 4 Aug 11:00 AM–11:45 AM

Tuija Lindström, Handen, 1983 Reprofoto: Moderna Museet © Tuija Lindström

Come along on a guided tour during Stockholm Pride 2023! On two occasions, a guided tour is held in the collection exhibition “Sleepless Nights” or “Pink Sails” focusing on identity, gaze and queer lives. Cultural Scholar Emil Åkerö talks about artists such as Nils Dardel, Robert Mapplethorpe and Tuija Lindström.

On Thursday 3 August at 11.00, we see how key events of the 1980s are represented artistically in photography, sculpture, painting and film in the exhibition “Sleepless Nights – From the 1980s in Moderna Museet’s collection”. This includes the fall of the Berlin Wall and the launching of the Internet. The AIDS crisis became very palpable in art and culture contexts, and many artists were strongly affected by both the disease and the homophobia that followed. Using artworks by artists such as Matts Leiderstam, Tuija Lindström, David Wojnarowicz and Robert Mapplethorpe, Emil Åkerö shows how the artists portrayed same-sex desire and the theme of HIV.

On Friday 4 August at 11.00, Emil Åkerö guides us thorugh the exhibition “Pink Sails – Swedish Modernism in Moderna Museet’s collection”, which highlights some of the stories which have characterized Swedish Modernism. With works from the early 20th century until the 1940s the artists reflect how artists were affected by social changes and influences from major European cities. Using Rolf de Maré as a starting point, Emil Åkerö shows how artists like Ivar Lönnberg and Nils Dardel related to and expressed their desires in a time of low tolerance for a life outside the norm.

Date/time: Fri 4 Aug 11:00 AM–11:45 AM
Location: Moderna Museet
Skeppsholmen, Stockholm. Huvudentré: Exercisplan 4
Metro station/bus stop: Arkitektur-/Moderna Museet
Price: Visningen ingår i museets entréavgift
Language: Swedish

Moderna Museet: Parking
Disabled parking is available outside the main entrance and the entrance facing the water.

Accessible toilets are available on all floors.

Wheelchairs and folding stools
Wheelchairs are available on request.

Folding stools are available.

Available on floor 1 and 4.

Hearing loops
The information desk, the Auditorium and the Cinema are fitted with hearing loops.

All doors open automatically.

No thresholds or other barriers in the building.

Lifts are available for all floors. The doors of the lifts are opened automatically.

Type/category: Exhibition/guided tour
Organizer: Julia Bengtsson Atlegård
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