Scan Magazine, Issue 140, March 2022

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Scan Magazine

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Swedish Culture Special

Unique place for unique space Färgfabriken is the exhibition hall that consistently produces thought-provoking exhibitions, inspiring new ideas in a playful atmosphere. Inhabiting an old industrial building in the area of Lövholmen, the hall and location have been uniquely preserved from redevelopment, with time turning into a hub for artists and creativity. Since opening in Stockholm in 1995, their unwavering drive to showcase contemporary art, architecture and urban planning have produced numerous exciting exhibitions, and 2022 will be no different. The main act for spring and summer is a retrospective exhibition of Åke Pallarp (1933-2013), a Swedish artist who has brought life and art to public spaces in the most unexpected of ways. For anyone visiting the Swedish capital and its surroundings, the likelihood of bumping into his art is big: the famous interior of the underground station Stadion was created in collaboration with artist Enno Hallek. Altar pieces, film posters as well as a water tower have been designed in his complex, subtle and humorous spirit. “The exhibition is a collaboration between Färgfabriken and his family. He was an artist

Portrait of the artist as a wolf, Åke Pallarp, 1968. Photo: Sture Pallarp

In a converted barn in Bålsta, 40 minutes outside Stockholm, you’ll find a fantastic collection of original comics and cartoon-inspired art. Boasting pieces by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, the museum is truly one of a kind.

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who moved between painting, sculpture and architecture and whose creative spirit has had a fantastic impact on our surroundings, which we are honouring in this exhibition,” says Elsa Bladh, project coordinator. The unique location provides a perfect spot for creative inspiration in the exhibition hall, café and shop, where local artists are frequently represented. The bustling atmosphere is channeled into projects, promoting new ideas and solutions to social problems – simply put, art as a tool for a better future. What’s not to like? Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Art and play for 20 years

This special museum, founded by Lasse Åberg, the iconic Swedish cultural personality, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style. “We’ve been going for 20 years now,” says Carina Åberg, CEO of the museum, “and we’re delighted to be able to showcase all these unique collections. We’re all very passionate about this museum, which is constantly evolving.” One of the collections taking pride of place is one of the biggest and best collections of antique Disney memorabilia in the world, as well as objects related to the world’s first cartoon character, The Yellow Kid, who first appeared in 1895. For younger visitors, there’s an opportunity to play in Trazankojan – the Tarzan hut – over three floors with slides, playhouses and regular screenings of the Swedish children’s film Trazan och Banarne. During the

By Nina Bressler

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By Amanda Düring

| Photos: Åbergs Museum

year you visit, you can always be sure you’ll find a carefully curated collection of one-ofa-kind exhibitions.

spring and summer this year, the museum is building a fantastic playground, based on Lasse Åberg’s well-known character Trazan Apansson, due to open in September. In addition to the permanent collections, the museum also hosts regular temporary exhibitions. Currently, the gallery corridor is hosting art by cartoonist Maria Frölich, and from the end of March you’ll be able to see pieces by iconic Swedish children’s book author Sven Nordqvist. No matter what time of

The Yellow Kid.

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