Scan Magazine, Issue 88, May 2016

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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Top Ten Summer Experiences in Sweden

Grant recipient 1991. Mamma Andersson, 1991.

Grant recipient 2014. Dit Cilinn, Arco, 2014.

Grant recipient 2011, Kico Wigren, Magkänsla, 2008.

Presenting 30 years of collected works Bonniers Konsthall is reopening its beautiful art gallery following an extensive refurbishment. Just in time for its tenth anniversary, the museum also presents a new exhibition telling the 30-year-old story of the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation. By Malin Norman | Photos: Bonniers Konsthall

Since the start in 2006, Bonniers Konsthall has been a welcoming place to see exhibitions and take part in discussions about Swedish and international contemporary art. The museum showcases new and upcoming names as well as more established artists, and visitors can see collections in a bigger cultural context as well as solo displays with work recently produced specifically for the gallery, in addition to talks, seminars and special events. As of last year, Bonniers Konsthall offers free admission. With a mission to spread knowledge about modern art to the general public, the museum is a privately run, non-profit organisation. It originated from the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation, which was founded in 1985 by the late Jeanette Bonnier in memory of her daughter Maria Bonnier Dahlin. Every year for the past 30 years, 68 | Issue 88 | May 2016

the foundation has awarded a grant to a young Swedish artist.

News at the museum The stunning triangular glass building was originally created by Johan Celsing and is located next to the train tracks in between Stockholm Central Station and Sankt Eriksplan. When the museum opens again on 22 May, visitors will notice the extensive refurbishment courtesy of architectural firm Marge, including a new entrance. “It’s exciting to be able to welcome the audience back to an even better art space,” says museum director Sara Arrhenius. “Bonniers Konsthall is a landmark building and this refurbishment is another big step forward, enabling us to work with the exhibitions and meet our audiences in new ways.” The new exhibition Collected Works! 30 years with the Maria Bonnier Dahlin

Foundation will also premiere at the grand opening. Until 28 August, it will show the progress of Swedish contemporary art since 1986, when the foundation was created. All 79 artists supported through the years will be part of the display, giving a unique overview of three decades of Swedish art. Bonniers Konsthall will also publish a book featuring new interviews with the artists. After summer follows Insomnia, from 24 September to 22 January 2017. With a focus on sleep and insomnia as a current cultural phenomenon, a group of contemporary artists will create a place for sleep and awareness, rest and movement, dream and reality. On certain occasions, the exhibition will even be open during the night. Opening hours: Wednesday 12pm-8pm, Thursday-Sunday 12pm-5pm. Free admission.

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