On 4 June 2013, we open the spectacular exhibition Stockholm New — national romanticism from double turn of the centuries: contemporary fashion photography meets classic masterpiece painting in esteemed and historic Thielska Galleriet museum in Royal Djurgården park here in Stockholm.
In this exhibition, monumental prints of selected Stockholm New iconic photographic images from 1992-2013 will be juxtaposed with the museums unique, world-famous collection of Nordic and international masterpieces from the previous turn of the century — Edvard Munch, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Anders Zorn, Eugène Jansson, Bruno Liljefors, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg, Carl Fredrik Hill, Ernst Josephson, Prins Eugen, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec, and many more.
“It’s a thought that came up more or less by chance and which quickly took on a life of its own and expanded organically, just like Stockholm New magazine back in its day, and many other good ideas,” says Claes Britton. “Thielska Galleriet has always been my personal darling among all the art scenes that I’ve visited all around the world. The vision of juxtaposing our photography with Thielska’s magic collection of turn-of-the-century art appeared natural and irresistible to me, since I’ve always loved this art profoundly. Just like the artists of that day, our game with Stockholm New was always national romanticism — unreserved worship of our homeland with all its treasures, myths, dreams, and fantasies. I’ve always thought that fashion photography, at least of the kind that I myself prefer, has taken over something of the role that painting played at the previous turn-of-the-century — dealing exclusively with the beauty and the poetry, shamelessly disregarding the rest. Our perhaps somewhat grandiose vision is that some viewers may see both the photography and the paintings with fresh eyes.”
Stockholm New — national romanticism from double turn of the centuries: contemporary fashion photography meets classic masterpiece painting. Exhibition, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm. 5 June – 1 September , 2013.
For more information please contact Ebba de Faire, Patriksson Communication.
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