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Towards another world. 25 years of Swedish contemporary art – Sten A Olsson’s culture scholarships – Göteborgs konstmuseum

30 October 2021–13 February 2022

In autumn 2021, the Gothenburg Museum of Art presented an exhibition featuring cutting edge artists in Sweden at the turn of the millennium. The anniversary exhibition Towards another world celebrated the power of art to conceive and create other worlds.

In a curated selection of Stena Foundation culture scholars from the past twenty-five years, the exhibition Towards another world. 25 years of Swedish contemporary art – Sten A Olsson’s culture scholarships mirrors a dynamic period in Swedish art, with many layers of meaning. The presentation comprises both older works and newly produced art in a variety of media and artistic expressions. Paintings, sculptures, textiles, moving images and site-specific installations create a complex whole, which gives equal priority to both the art historical overview and the individual development of each artist.

The exhibition was divided into three sections. Each of the three rooms aims to gather works that can be considered to reflect different attitudes towards art, and which share a visual or thematic kinship. The retrospective Towards another world is part of the 25th anniversary of the Stena Foundation.

Curator: Magnus af Petersens
Magnus af Petersens is an independent curator and writer. He has held the position of Director at Bonniers Konsthall, Senior Curator and Head of Collection at Moderna Museet, and Chief Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. He was the curator of the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and free-lance curator of In the Pupil of the Panther at Lunds Konsthall.

Participating artists: Katarina Andersson, Lotta Antonsson, Jonas Dahlberg, Nathalie Djurberg/Hans Berg, Andreas Eriksson, Jens Fänge, Hilda Hellström, Henrik Håkansson, Axel Karlsson Rixon, Kent Lindfors, Jenny Magnusson, Mandana Moghaddam, Ida-Lovisa Rudolfsson and Jörgen Svensson.