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E EXHIBITIONS The summer exhibitions offer a great variety such as fashion, architecture and table decoration. Get inspired by evening gowns and accessories by Balenciaga and Christian Dior in the exhibition Cocktail.

Budgerigar drawers by Maya Lundin. Participant in the Art and Craft Salon 2011.


HOMMAGE À TEXTILIA Until 30.1 2011 During a large portion of her life, Anita Eneroth has used her home as a showroom for textile arts. With Galleri Textilia, she has produced an important personal and cultural achievement. The Röhsska Museum has invited textile artists who have exhibited at the gallery to take part in an anniversary celebration. Forty or so textile works, in the form of woven and threedimensional pieces selected by a jury, are being shown in this exhibition. CHINESE SONG CERAMICS Until 13.2 2011 The Röhsska Museum has selected Swedish and Chinese ceramics from its rich archives. This small exhibition demonstrates that many ceramics which we consider to be in a modern Swedish style, in terms of form and glaze, are inspired by designs produced during the Song dynasty in China one thousand years ago. PARAFRAS HDK/RÖHSSKA Until 13.2 2011 New interpretations of items from the museum’s collection of Chinese ceramics by students from HDK (the School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg), undergraduate studies in Ceramic Art, third year: Karin Nilsson, Louise Eklund, Matilda Haggärde and Marianne Gerlach. Project between HDK and the Röhsska Museum. FRONT – winner of the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg award 2010 Until 27.2 2011 The prize winners in the design group FRONT – Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken and Anna Lindgren – find inspiration for their design processes in random phenomena, such as animals or explosions, and work in unusual collaborations with pyrotechnicians, computer game manufacturers and robot engineers. The exhibition 3


Black ladies gloves in suede, designer unknown, 1940–50.

Creamer with illustrations, Front. Part of the series Garnish, Cassina IXC, 2009.

Zebra patterned women’s shoes, Jimmy Choo for H&M, 2009.

shows the group’s multifaceted and innovative designs in the form of furniture, lamps and ceramics. HANDICRAFT RELAY RACE # 10 15.1–6.3 2011 Mia Fkih Mabrouk is a painter, sculptor and metal artist who works with metal, stone and concrete. This relay race is part of the museum’s networking which aims to actively reach out to craftspeople in the region and to create opportunities for them to exhibit at the museum. CRYSTAL CLEAR CONSTELLATIONS – 1 100ºC 1.2–3.4 2011 The glassworks Transjö Hytta, based in Småland, has invited young Swedes from cultural backgrounds that are not be considered traditionally Swedish. The aim is to push the boundaries of traditional glassmaking. The Röhsska Museum is exhibiting glass pieces made by Class 9A from the Brunnsbo school in Gothenburg. This convergence of young people and glassblowers marks the start of a new chapter in the history of Swedish glass. PLAY 12.2–20.3 2011 Child Culture Design at the School of Design and Crafts presents an interactive exhibition based on the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A sensory experience for children and adults alike. COCKTAIL 15.2–28.8 2011 Haute couture, rhinestones, pearls and costume jewellery 4


Jewellery, Mia Fkih Mabrouk, Handicraft relay race #10.

Fiberflex Pintail 44’ Longboard. Gordon & Smith, 2006.

Juxtapod, Ludvig Löfgren, Mattias Le Beef Kustom and Blaster.

from an assortment of styles and eras are on display, including designs from Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Madeleine Vionnet and Chanel from the Röhsska Museum’s international collection. What is frivolous and in whose opinion? Has anything changed during the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st? HANDICRAFT RELAY RACE #11 12.3–30.4 2011 The previous craftsperson, Mia Fkih Mabrouk, invites the next exhibitor and thus passes on the baton. art and CRAFT SALON 2011 19.3–5.6 2011 Individual works, installations, triptychs and much more by 36 designers. With this exhibition, the museum hopes to show the wide variety of styles and illustrate the versatility and creativity that characterise the region. It is hoped that regular craft salons will have a stimulating effect on the craft environment and challenge craftspeople to use many different types of material and forms of expression. JUXTAPOD 29.3–12.6 2011 The glassmaker Ludvig Löfgren has created Juxtapod – a car containing an extraordinary number of exclusive details in crystal. A fully functional glass car, with an engine which is the result of a collaboration with the metal artist Mattias Le Beef Kustom and the painter Blaster. Juxtapose is the name of the art form which uses unusual combinations of materials, and more examples of this can be found in the exhibition. 5


Jewellery, designer unknown, 1960s.

Workshops for kids, youths and adults.

Glass bow, Conversation Pieces, object and photo Gabriella Höglin.

STENEBY GRADUATION EXHIBITION 2011 16.4–8.5 2011 Master’s students studying applied art and design exhibit their graduation projects from their advanced studies in materials and processes at Steneby – the School of Craft and Design at the University of Gothenburg. PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE 12.5–30.9 2011 Architectural sketches and prototypes based on the surroundings of Kungsportsplatsen and the Avalon Hotel in Gothenburg are on display in an installation called Past – Present – Future. In collaboration with the Avalon Hotel. HDK GRADUATION EXHIBITION 2011 4.6–4.9 2011 Master’s students of design and handicrafts exhibit their work after two years of advanced studies at HDK – the School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg. CONVERSATION PIECES 18.6–21.8 2011 Newly made objects – everything from applied art to gadgets – relating to the theme of conversation. Art historian Peter Cornell has been the inspiration behind the new objects created by members of the Blås & Knåda crafts society. In collaboration with Blås & Knåda. röhsska backstage – second floor Throughout 2011, work on conserving, restoring and photographing our collections is going on in full view of the public. This project involves, among other things, 6


Bohus Knitting on display in Backstage during spring 2011.

photographing all the knitted garments designed by Bohus. Knitting enthusiasts will have the opportunity to have a look at the unique garments over an extended period of time during spring 2011. Another part of Backstage is the installation of a dining room interior decorated in Gustavian style – the Hökälla dining room from the Hökälla farmhouse, originally from Lillhagsparken in Hisingen, Gothenburg, dating back to 1785. Decorative handicrafts for the dining table were hugely popular in the 18th century, and today our interest has by no means diminished. The Hökälla dining table plays a central part in demonstrating the timeless relevance of design history. The dining table is on display throughout May. Follow us on DESIGN HISTORY – from 1851 TO PRESENT DAY Design, fashion and decorative arts the last 150 years. THE BAROQUE CHAMBER A unique room interior from Gamlestaden, Gothenburg, 1729. Couture creation by Vivienne Westwood is shown. THE FALK SIMON SILVER COLLECTION Eighty silver pieces in various art-historical styles. CHINA & JAPAN Oriental decorative art from the museum’s collections. 7

L LECTURES Mark the Tuesdays this spring in your diary. We invite you to a series of fascinating lectures on various design-related topics. The lectures are highly popular and very enjoyable, so it is worth booking early.

Chair to the left: Concrete, Jonas Bohlin, 1980. Chair to the right: wood and papier-marchĂŠ, designer unknown, from about 1850.


Rolf de Maré Tuesday 25.1 2011 kl 18.00 Erik Näsland is a well-known writer, cultural journalist and head of the Dance Museum in Stockholm. His latest book is a biography of Rolf de Rolf de Maré. Photo, the Dance museum in Stockholm. Maré, who was an extremely wealthy aristocrat, art collector, patron, cosmopolitan, dance ambassador and museum creator. He is best known as the director of the Swedish Ballet in Paris, a playground for the new art forms of the legendary 1920s. He was also proprietor of Monsieur, the world’s first men’s fashion magazine, and it was he who launched the career of Josephine Baker at his theatre, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. SPACE AND DARK MATTER Tuesday 22.2 2011 kl 18.00 In recent years, Eva Hild has received widespread international acclaim for her large ceramic sculptures with their flowing organic Ceramic sculpture, Eva Hild. shapes. Her sculptures are the result of many years spent working on a theme she calls influence, pressure, strain. In this lecture, Eva Hild will talk about her working process as well as sharing her successes and setbacks in materials-based design. mathematics of the home Tuesday 15.3 2011 kl 18.00 In his lecture, Johan Linton – architect, architectural historian and internationally renowned researcher into the life and work of Detail of the newly acquired Le Corbusier-kitchen. Le Corbusier – will talk about the French-Swiss architect’s ideas on the ideal dimensions for architecture and interior design. In 2009, the Röhsska Museum acquired a kitchen from Le Corbusier’s famous apartment block, Unité d’Habitation, in Marseilles. In 9




spring 2011, the kitchen will be set up in the Röhsska Museum’s Design History – From 1851 to Present Day exhibition. Le Corbusier believed that a house should be perceived, designed and constructed in a rational way, and not to mention the kitchen. PLEASURE GARDENS Tuesday 22.3 2011 kl 18.00 In recent years, ceramic artist Eva Zethraeus has made a name for herself with her use of landscapes Ceramics, Eva Zethraeus. and natural elements in various spatial installations. She will talk about how, at the age of eleven, she decided to become an artist after an encounter with a painting, El Jardín de las Delicias, by Hieronymus Bosch at the Prado museum in Madrid. Her upbringing in Spain has heavily influenced her artistic career and her choice to work with ceramics. THE PRACTICAL FUNCTION IS DEAD – LONG LIVE THE EMOTIONAL FUNCTION Tuesday 5.4 2011 kl 18.00 Staffan Holm is a furniture designer and interior architect from GothenNewton black perspective, glass-table, Staffan Holm. burg. In his lecture, he will address the imbalance between practical and emotional functions. ”Driven by cynical industrialism, the products we create now are reduced to the least possible effort for the maximum profit. In doing this, we push aside our former knowledge and professional pride and the products lose all meaning apart from the purely practical and economic, and are given a transient aesthetic quality. All in all, this means that we now face the question: How have we reached the point where we consume furniture rather than live with it? I will talk about how I am tackling this issue through my investigative work and present my inspirations, processes and finished projects.” 10


KEEPING SWEDEN SWEDISH Tuesday 3.5 2011 kl 18.00 Swedish cultural heritage is characterised by a comprehensive tradition of new impressions and trends from other cultures. Illustration: the Röhsska Museum. Swedish style has constantly been regenerated and refined with the inclusion of new features from the surrounding world. Throughout the latter part of the 20th century, we were a source of cultural inspiration for other countries, which saw our open democratic system as an exemplary ideal. Much of the trademark style that we identify as Swedish today was formed around the year 1900. This Swedish culture was often a melting pot of folkloric elements, the aesthetics of the elite and international inspiration. Karin and Carl Larsson were probably the leaders of this creative movement. One hundred years later they have come to be seen as the archetypal image of ”Swedishness”, of a Swedish culture with many different roots. Come and listen to a lecture which highlights the fact that the most distinctive characteristic of Swedish culture is its variety. Helena Brunkman, great-greatgranddaughter of Karin and Carl Larsson, presents a lecture together with Ted Hesselbom, the director of the Röhsska Museum, about the aesthetics of Swedish culture in craft and design.

The lectures last approximately one hour. Fee SEK 60 unless otherwise stated. Free entry to visitors under 25. Design, art and architecture students are eligible for free entry with student identification. The lectures are organised in collaboration with the Friends of the Röhsska Museum. For current information about the above events, workshops and guided tours, visit



A ACTIVITIES Make your visit to the museum even more fun by take a guided tour, included in the entrance fee. Tuesdays at 18.15 and Sundays at 13.00. This is your chance to learn and be inspired.

Queens Tea Party.


THE 34TH GOTHENBURG FILM FESTIVAL Tisdag 11.1 2011 kl 16.00 The Gothenburg International Film Festival begins with a sneak preview at the Röhsska Museum. Be the first to get your hands on the festival programme, mingle and rub shoulders with figures from the world of film. TERMINATOR FILM FUN Throughout the festival, you can attend film screenings at the museum and view a mini-exhibition inspired by the Terminator films – Terminator’s Passion, a graduate textile project by Hanna Butler and Karin Lindgård, Danish Design School in Copenhagen. CRAFT CLUB AT THE MUSEUM Children aged 7–11: Four Tuesdays 17.15–19.30 and one Saturday 11.30 –16.00, with start on 25.1 2011. Children aged 12–14: Four Tuesdays 17.15 –19.30 and one Saturday 11.30 –16.00, with start on 8.3 2011. Carve, sew, crochet, tie, bend, twist, shape, braid, paint – let your imagination and creativity run free. Fee is SEK 860 for five sessions, including materials and refreshments. In collaboration with Hemslöjd Västra Götaland and Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan. Register at or by calling +46 31-707 18 00. PRAM SHOWS Start Thursday 3.2 2011 kl 11.15 –12.00 Every Thursday we invite parents with children aged 0–3 to join a discussion about selected exhibitions or objects together with the museum’s educational staff. senior citizen HAPPENINGS Start Friday 4.2 2011 kl 13.00 –15.00 Spring workshops for senior citizens of all ages. Come alone or bring your friends. Together we will have a look at the exhibitions, take part in discussions, work in the workshop and chat over a cup of coffee. 13



Fashion show by Prickig Katt.

MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM The Röhsska Museum has an ongoing collaboration with the Ad hoc choir. The choir will offer a musical interpretation of the various activities run by the museum, which will then be performed a cappella in the museum’s rooms. Lunchtime concert with chamber music Friday 15.4 2011 kl 12.15, fee: SEK 40 or season ticket. Music students from the School of Music and Drama will be performing for approx. 45 minutes. SCIENCE FESTIVAL Tuesday– Sunday, 10–15.5 2011 This year’s theme is creativity and the museum is inviting visitors to Backstage as well as themed tours which highlight all the different eras. Bring a photo of an obscure object from home so that we can create a picture display of creative items from the people of Gothenburg. LGBT Wednesday–Sunday, 1– 5.6 2011 Rainbow brunch, fun-filled installations, thought-provoking talks and a colourful party. The Röhsska Museum’s very own gay club, Goa Gubbar, opens its doors for the first time. gothenburg CULTURE FESTIVAL Tuesday–Sunday, 16 –21.8 2011 For six intensive, exciting, action-packed days, the 14


Lamp made of recycled materials.

Röhsska is opening its doors for a festival full of design, fashion, workshops and chances to mingle. RÖHSSKA LOVES ALL The Röhsska Museum highlights festivals from all of the world, including the Chinese New Year, International Roma Day, Nowruz, the LGBT festival and much more. HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN, youths AND ADULTS Paint, have fun and get creative during the Christmas, half term and Easter breaks. Tues–Sun, 14 –16. Entrance fee: SEK 40. Limited number of places, materials cost SEK 20. CREATIVE BAGS The Röhsska Museum activity kit – the Red Dragon’s treasure chest – allow children to explore and learn about the museum on their own. The Red Dragon acts as a guide through the museum with inspiring stories and activities. Ask about the bags at the reception. Created by students from the School of Design and Crafts. SPACE SALON 2011 This exciting collaboration between the cultural administration of Bergsjön and the Röhsska Museum continues with an ongoing exchange of experiences. Keep your eyes peeled for unexpected features in our programme. 15


D DON’T MISS The Röhsska Museum offers a unique and inspiring setting, right in the heart of Gothenburg, which you can hire for weddings, conferences, client events and seminars. Contact us on +46 31-368 31 61 or send an e-mail to

Story-Bird, jug, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, Finland 1984.


Small house, installation at Landvetter Airport by the Röhsska Gunnebo Academy. Photo: Katja Andersson. Follow us on

THE RÖHSSKA GUNNEBO ACADEMY The Röhsska Gunnebo Academy was established in 2009 with the aim of becoming a regional forum for research and development in the field of art and culture, with a focus on management and developing historical environments. The project is run by Gunnebo House, the Röhsska Museum and the University of Gothenburg, in collaboration with the region of Västra Götaland and representatives from trade and industry. The Röhsska Gunnebo Academy aims to use its work to point out the importance of cooperation between culture and industry as a driving force for regional development. The Academy intends to maintain an international perspective and is committed to forming links with foreign partners. THE RÖHSSKA MUSEUM MEETS AVALON HOTEL A programme with a new, surprising and inspiring concept is presented in a collaboration between the Röhsska Museum’s fashion and design collection and Avalon’s design arena. Objects such as chairs and tables from the museum’s collections are the same as those you can sit on, eat at or have a drink by at the hotel. With this collaboration, we hope to develop these points of contact with exciting tours and programme features. 17



A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE MUSEUM Take the lift up to the third floor and start with a visit to our Chinese and Japanese exhibitions. Among many things you will find original Japanese woodblock prints from the 18th century. Painting on glass, Qing Dynasty, 1800-tal.

Go downstairs and you will immediately come to the Falk Simon silver collection. The Röhsska Backstage project is underway on the second floor. Here we invite you to view and discuss the work Lotus Sport 110, Mike Burrows, 1994. we are doing to restore, clean and photograph our collections. The work is due to be finished for the Museum’s 100th anniversary in 2013–16. Carry on through Backstage and discover the Baroque Chamber, a unique room interior from Gamlestaden, Gothenburg in 1729. This is where you will find a couture creation by one of the most important fashion designers of our time, Vivienne Westwood. The pattern for the Chaos Point wedding dress is based on interpretations by a group of children of what a freedom fighter and environmental activist should look like. Another floor down, you will be greeted with colours, shapes and ideas. The Design History – From 1851 to Present Day exhibition spans five rooms and presents fascinating period interiors full of Egg vase, Marcel Wanders, Droog Design, 1997. the best examples of furniture, industrial design, textiles, ceramics, glass, posters and much more. Our most recent acquisition is an exciting interior, the Le Corbusier kitchen – the engine room of modernism. The kitchen originates from one of the most iconic apartment block projects of the 1950s, designed 18


to help modern people live more efficiently. The kitchen will be set up during February, opened at the end of the month and finishing touches will be added in the form of additional objects from the collections relating to cooking, food and table decoration. On the entrance level you will find other temporary exhibitions. You can keep up-to-date with upcoming exhibitions and events by subscribing to our newsletter. Before you leave the museum, pay Notebook, pattern by Gunila Axén, the Röhsska Museum. a visit to our shop. Here you will find a range of unique design products and books. We wish you an enjoyable visit to the museum. THE RÖHSSKA SHOP & SHOWROOM We have created a range of unique products together with well-known designers and companies which are for sale exclusively at the Röhsska Museum. Among the products already available there are designs by Gunila Axén, Ingegerd Råman, Martin Wester and Calle Forsberg. In the shop you will always find an up-todate range of items that relate to our collections and exhibitions. The latest additions are postcards, trays and notepads with Japanese woodblock prints, and the interpretation of Vivienne Westwood’s wedding dress by the photography group Seek. There is also a varied selection of posters, catalogues and books about fashion, design and handicrafts. Learn more about what has happened at the museum recently in the Röhsska Bookazine – the museum’s yearbook. RÖHSSKA CAFE BAR The café is being renovated during 2011. In the meantime, a café bar will be opened adjacent to the Röhsska Shop and Showroom. The café bar will have the same opening hours as the museum. 19


OPEN Tuesday 12.00–20.00, Wednesday–Friday 12.00–17.00, Saturday–Sunday 11.00 –17.00. Closed: Mondays, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Eve, Easter Monday, 1 May, 6 June, Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer’s Day. Would you like to join the Association of Friends of the Röhsska Museum? Collect an application form from the museum or order one by calling +46 31-368 31 50. FEES Adults SEK 40. The ticket is valid for unlimited visits to the Röhsska Museum, the Gothenburg Art Museum, the Gothenburg City Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Museum of Natural History of Gothenburg throughout the year. Free entry to visitors under 25 Free entry to season ticket holders* Free entry with a Gothenburg Pass* Free entry with an Association of Friends card* Free entry to design, art and architecture students with student identification. © The Röhsska Museum Subject to possible changes. Cover image: Seek, 2010 Photos (insert): Mikael Lammgård unless otherwise specified Print: Göteborgstryckeriet Paper: Munken Polar 150g/m2 from Arctic Paper *Does not apply for exhibitions with higher entry fees or lectures.

Vasagatan 37–39, 400 15 Göteborg Tel +46 31 368 31 50 Part of Göteborgs Stads kulturförvaltning (the City of Gothenburg Arts and Cultural Affairs Administration) You can reach the Röhsska Museum by taking trams 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 or buses 18, 42, 58, 753, 760, 764 to the Valand/Avenyn stop. Think about the environment. Welcome.

Programme Spring/Summer 2011  

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