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Skiascope 2 – Göteborgs konstmuseum

Open the shades! Art in Gothenburg during the 1960s and 1970s

Did you know that the international leftwing avant-garde group the Situationists held a conference in Gothenburg in 1961? Or that the first feminist art exhibitions in Sweden were shown in Gothenburg during the 1970s?

Skiascope 2 is the first of two issues about art in Gothenburg during the period 1960–2000. The history of not only art in Gothenburg but also the art scene in the city is investigated from different perspectives. Apart from the legacy of the Gothenburg Colourists, an avant-garde with international connections and political commitment made its mark on Gothenburg art. Among other subjects, the issue discusses the so-called Gothenburg painters’ quagmire, the Situationists’ conference, the artist group Björnligan’s activities in the public space, public art, feminist textile art, dystopias in art from Western Sweden, and the gallery scene.

Skiascope 2 is published with the support of the Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture.

Read more and order the publication Skiascope 2 here