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No 3 • 2019


THE GLASS FACTORY Sweden’s most extensive art glass collection Summer Fun From Skansen to Astrid Lindgren

Louisiana The Modern Arts museum outside Copenhagen

Tips! Accomodations and things to do

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The Birgit Nilsson Days

Gala Concert At the Birgit Nilsson Museum

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Karita Mattila soprano Elisabet Strid, soprano Sae-Kyung Rim soprano Frida Johansson soprano Martina Dike mezzo-soprano Daniel Johansson tenor Hector Sandoval tenor Taras Shtonda bass

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra Stefan Johansson Speaker Choir Singers from from the Bjäre Church choirs Helsingborg Concert Hall choir Mats Paulson Choir Master Leif Segerstam Conductor More information at www.birgitnilsson.com


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THE CHILDREN’S KORRÖFESTIVAL A place filled with music, play and dance for everyone who’s young at heart.


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August 1-24 Under the artistic direction of conductor Olof Boman, the Ulriksdal Palace Theatre, the Confidencen, presents a new festival that in its first edition features music by baroque masters Händel and Roman in the form of opera, dance, concerts and family performances. Welcome to Sweden’s oldest theatre!



Acis and Galatea

En confidence

- a pastoral about love and loss

With Jonas Nordberg & Marika Lagercrantz


10/8 at 3pm

Using Confidencen’s intimate yet spectacular rococo stage, director Elisabeth Linton captures the pastoral tragedy of Acis and Galatea, which in Händel’s lifetime became one of his most beloved and performed works. Sung in English.

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger’s music for the theorbo in 17th century Italy meets the words of persian poets Rumi and Hafiz.

Music: Georg Friedrich Händel Conductor: Olof Boman Stage director: Elisabeth Linton With: Ylva Stenberg, Hyojong Kim, Staffan Liljas, Jihan Shin, Andreas T Olsson. Confidencen Opera & Music Orchestra and Choir


Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day 6/8, 7/8, 8/8 at 7pm A dance performance where you as an audience member can move freely around the auditorium, or stay in your favourite spot and let yourself be surrounded by music and dance. After the show, we invite the audience to join the artists at the bar for more music, readings, and talking “en confidence”. Sung in English. Music: Georg Friedrich Händel Conductor: Olof Boman Choreograper: Satoshi Kudo With: Stina Ahlberg & Anthony Lomuljo, dancers, Ylva Stenberg, soprano, Anders J Dahlin, tenor, Jonas Nordberg, lute, Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann, cello. Confidencen Opera & Music Orchestra


Beneath the Orange Trees 11/8 at 1pm

- on a treasure hunt in Europe with Johan Helmich Roman In the beautiful Orangery of the Ulriksdal Palace Park. After their winter’s sleep, the orange trees give room for this year’s festival orchestra performing some of the musical treasures from the journeys of Johan Helmich Roman, but also music by our Swedish baroque master himself. Musical director: Johan Lindström


Sing Along at Confidencen 24/8 at 3pm Olof Boman, artistic director of the Confidencen Opera and Music Festival, is a dedicated choir leader and has invited folk musicians Lisa Rydberg and Lisa Långbacka as well as baritone Carl Ackerfeldt to a musical feast where everyone can sing along.

Family performance



En confidence

26/7 at 11.15 & 27/7 at 11.15 & 12.30

With Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann & Hannes Meidal

3/8 at 3pm Bach’s cello suites performed as a journey through life by one of Europe’s finest baroque musicians, Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann, and actor Hannes Meidal.

A guided tour into the theatre magic. Be the first to experience the tale of Acis and Galatea! The tour starts in the foyers where we are introduced to the world of Baroque theatre and its secrets. We then get a sneak peek of the rehealsals of the opera. Recommended from age 6. In Swedish.

confidencen.se | +46 8 85 60 10

Content Issue No 3 • 2019

22 30 34 LOUISIANA The modern arts museum north of Copenhagen, on the shore of Öresund truly is spectacular.

SUMMER FUN! From Skansen to Astrid Lindgren’s World, where you can meet Pippi Longstocking and the other beloved characters.


THE GLASS FACTORY The art museum has Sweden’s most extensive collection of art glass..

42 ANDY WARHOL His first independant art exhibition in Europe has reached Moderna Malmö.

SWEEF The swedish furniture company make sofas that deserve the title Sweden’s comfiest.


COUNTRY LIFE IN THE CITY Looking for a holiday in the countryside, but want ti be close to the city? Then Fredriksdal is something for you!



Editorial Museum of Evolution – Zoology

Life as a new dog owner

Uppsala’s Natural History Museum

Welcome to our newly renovated exhibitions. Here you can discover animals from all over the world. Opening hours: Tue–Sun 12–16 Under 18 free, adults 50 kr

Dogs are very nice animals and I’ve probably always thought that. Yet I have strangely enough never had a dog - on the other hand, several cats. It started when I was about 10 years old and my mother came home with a cute little spotted cat with huge fur. - She is a Norwegian forest cat, they are very special, mum proclaimed solemnly. You will enjoy this cat enormously, my son. But I didn’t. The cat, who was quickly named Lady, did not like me. She didn’t like people at all. Absolutely not dogs. Maybe she didn’t even like other cats. It was like the fluffy fur and the elegant name went to her furry head. She felt in some way like she was royalty – It may even have been blue blood in her veins. A true ”aristocat”. Lady communicated in an unexpectedly primitive way when she wanted food, a pinch of air, when the cat box smelled like monkey or when she was craving for a bit of attention. Then she hid in ambush at some strategic place and waited for me. Just when I passed, she plunged forward and sunk all her claws into the back of my legs. The blood flowed along the legs, I screamed like a pig – and Lady sat completely calm and watched the spectacle with her best Hannibal Lecter-face on. This went on for a year or so, and then my mother thought it was just as good that we took Lady to uncle Evald in Fjelie before the cat tore us apart completely. – Here she will taste a bit of her own medicine, said Uncle Evald when we came to the farm with a hysterically vomiting and growling cat in my arms. – The other cats in the barn are quite tough, so her big city ideas won’t do her any good, uncle Evald stated. Lady accepted her new spartan country life for exactly one week, then she escaped. No one knows where she ended up, but she probably searched for a quiet place where she could eat her liver pie in peace and quiet and sink claws into people when she felt like it. But that was then. Now I am proud owner of Tixi, a charming little Jack Russell boy you meet in every issue. He doesn’t hurt anyone – and he likes all animals and people! In this issue you can enjoy the story of the danish Louisiana art phenomenon, wonder how Andy Warhol could get a plain detergent box to cost millions, and check out the fantastic Glass Factory. Among many other things. We wish you a wonderful early summer with undamaged legs and a good read. Wherever you are!

Museum of Evolution Zoology, Villav. 9 Museum of Evolution Palaeontology, Norbyv. 22 www.evolutionsmuseet.uu.se



Tony Manieri, dog lover

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Take a journey through time! At Volvo Museum you can follow the development of cars, trucks, buses and industrial vehicles, along with industrial and marine engines, right through from 1927 to today. There is also an on-site cafe and a gift shop.

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Åby Arena

– a dynamic destination for meetings and events In the spring of 2019, the Åby Arena is opening It’s doors. It is a new, exciting events centre and a destination to count on when it comes to larger events in western Sweden. Åby Arena will contain an event hall, a hotel and of course, the racetrack where everything began. The development of a new destination will attract upwards of 400,000 guest per annum. An important step towards the vision of Åby Trotting Society, A world-class arena for horse and guest. Åby Arena consists of Åby Trotting, the Åby Exhibition, as well as Åby Hotel which opens the 15th of April in Gothenburg. The Åby Exhibition, which is the modern fair-and events centre in Sweden, was recently opened and is a part of the new concept Åby Arena. Amongst the events that take place here, most notably are The Large Villa Fair, Our Garden, Passion for Food as well as Comic Con. The Åby Fair is located very close to Mölndal Centre and is easy accessible via car from both the E6 and Söderleden, only 7 minutes from central Gothenburg and 25 minutes from Landvetter Airport. Here you can find restaurants, a hotel with 223 rooms and close to 2000 parking spaces.. MT Nyköpingsvägen 7B, Åby www.abyarena.se

Malungsfors song festival On July 12th-13th the 13th annual Malungsfors Song Festival opens and this year the festival will take place on both Friday and Saturday. The festival officially begins at 18:00 on the Friday in Gläntan and 12:00 on the Saturday and it ends at midnight both days. This year, the headlines are magical! Amongst others, the amazing Plura Jonsson finally makes his debut performance at Malungsfors with his band. Another legend will also be making his debut at Malungsfors Song Festival, the King of Blues - Roffe Wikström. He has been requested by many visitors for years now and will close the Friday acts with his band. Bror Gunnar Jansson is another blues artist on the rise who will perform. Another sought after artist is Lars Demian who will perform with his usual partner in crime David Tallroth. The amazing songstress Sonja Aldén will be making her debut on the Saturday at the Forsgläntan scene. Another first timer in Malungsfors is Suzzie Tapper, previously known from Suzzies Orchestra. AE Forsgläntan, Malungsfors www.malungsforsvisfestival.se

Sonet – a legendary record label City parks, smokey jazz clubs and vinyls. Those who search for the embryo of Swedish music wonder will find it at the record company Sonet. Sonet became one of our largest and most exciting record companies, despite being founded without a master plan, requirement of profit or even a thought on stock market introduction. Here, highs were mixed with lows - high culture and less high culture, there was no difference. Swedish legends such as Jerry Williams, Sylvia Vrethammar and Peps Persson were signed and released. When rock music exploded during the 60s and continued growing during the decades to come, it was Sonet that introduced the Swedes to artists such as Bob Marley, Elvis Costello,



Marianne Faithful, Depeche Mode, Grace Jones and U2, and those are only the top of the iceberg. Through interviews with artists, music professionals and record company legends in Sweden and abroad, a picture is painted of the music cannon that was Sonets releases. How did it really happen when a group of daredevils decided to combine idealism with entrepreneurial and give their all to music and art? And what happened when the promised money was already spent? TM www.leopardforlag.se


Adelsö beer festival Don’t miss the Adelsö Beer Festival on June 15th between 11:00 until 23:00. As a beer lover you have the opportunity to hit up around 15 different micro breweries from Stockholm and the surrounding area. You are also able to try between 70 and 100 different beers! Visitors pay an entrance fee where one beer is included and can buy addition beer ticket for 15 kronor. This way you don’t have to queue or pay at the bar. At the festival area there will be different food to purchase, such as burgers, wraps and vegetarian options from at least two food trucks available. There is also a cafeteria at the premises. If the weather allows and a yearning for a swim arises, there is also a small beach to cool off on. Towels can be provided at the entrance. Whilst on Adelsö, be sure to visit the church and the burial site from the Viking ages as well as Alsnöhus ruins with the wonderful view of Björkö and Birka. In connection to the festival area, the cosy cafe Uppgården is serving food until 16:00. To get to Adelsö via car takes around 30 minutes from Brommaplan, past the castle of Drottningholm and via a free ferry to Adelsö. The ferry then takes 7 minutes and departs every whole hour and haft past. Follow the signs to the large parking space close to the festival area. Take the 312 bus from Brommaplan if you prefer going by public transport and inform the driver you are going to the beer festival. MT www.adelsobryggeri.se

Alingsås potato festival – Sweden’s nicest family festival On 14th to 16th of June, Alingsås city centre is, for the 39th time, transformed into a bubbling party scene filled to the brim with food, music, dancing, activities and performances for all tastes and ages. The Potato Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Sweden where society and associations have a significant role and form many of the program points. The festival weekend is traditionally opened with herring and potatoes, followed by new, as well as old, activities. A part of the festival contains favorites from previous years for children, youths and adults, as well as some new entertainment. The Friday event, Stars at the Castle, is primarily for youths and on the Saturday is Nolhaga Slott with its surroundings, a central spot for the Potato Festival. At the castle, which will be open for the public in conjunction with Alingsås 400 year anniversary, there will be musicals, revue songs and shows. There will also be other activities at Nolhaga, such as the Swedish Barbecue Championship, held in Alingsås for the very first time. RED www.kafestaden.se

Stolen Love Tickets are now available to this year’s laughter party This summer’s laughter fest at Vallarna is about the kind hearted, but naive burglar Bosse (Mikael Riesebeck), who›s goal is to steal a very valuable statue from the wealthy couple Berit and Evald (Anna Carlsson & Mikael Ahlberg). Whilst in the house, Bosse encounters, not only the couple themselves, but also the curious insurance man Jerker (Jojje Jönsson) whom is called to the house by Evald for an appraisal of the statue. The insurance man as well as the presence of neighborhood newcomer couple leads to a lot of running in och out of the house and a maximum of mix ups. On top of this, Stefan & Krister is reunited with Krister Classon as the scriptwriter and Stefan Gerhardsson on stage. Director is Pär Nymark. AE Stefan & Krister are gearing up for a laughter party. Photo: Bo Håkansson

www.vallarna.se MAGAZINE SWEDEN



Visit Säröhus Hotel to be really spoiled

When the rain is pouring down and the wind is forcing its way in under jackets, there are many of us daydreaming ourselves away somewhere else. But you don’t have to travel far to experience a day of luxury and relief. Säröhus Hotel, Conference & SPA is nestled right by the sea just 20 minutes from Gothenburg. Torgny Berntsson bought Säröhus Hotel in the middle of the 1970’s and he has built up a stable business offering accommodation, conference facilities and spa. The employees of the hotel have become like a small family and there are many guests who say that it feels like coming home when they check in at reception. The

hotel is fantastic, located right by the sea, offering its guests full relaxation with good food, magnificent nature and catering to all categories of visitors, from private guests to business travelers to conference participants. There is a wide range of different room types available, including wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly rooms. With a large outdoor gym equipped with 13 fixed machines as well as the close proximity to a nature reserve and fifteen high quality golf courses, it also feels like the perfect hotel for sportier guests! MT Säröhusvägen 12, Särö www.sarohus.se

Tixis world! ”Why stick your head in the sand when there are plenty of rabbit holes?” Tixi, 6 months 12


1 312 years – same owner The worlds oldest hotel has been owned by the same family for 52 generations. The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunku in Japan has welcomed guests since the year 705. The hotel is located at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains and is the oldest hotel in the world that is still in use and has been run by the same family for 1312 years.

Noteworthy Swedish sayings FASTNA MED SKÄGGET I BREVLÅDAN

(Caught with your beard in the letterbox) We say hand, Swedes say beard. We say cookie jar, Swedes say letterbox. Is it starting to make sense? It should, because it’s the equivalent of getting your hand caught in the cookie jar. GÅ SOM KATTEN KRING HET GRÖT

(To walk like a cat around hot porridge)

Fantasy World – The miniature Kingdom in Kungsör At Miniature Kingdom in Kungsör, model train tracks is being built with inspiration from different parts of Sweden. The idea is that visitors should be able to recognize some of the landmarks. The now finished part of the tracks is called Norrland and is the 50 m2 part of the layout with famous landmarks such as Åreskutan, Lapporten, Malmbanan and Dalhalla. The miniature kingdom also have a small part of the European Road 4 with the bridge of Höga Kusten as one of it’s landmarks in one part. Now the construction of the 100m2 part which will consist of Stockholm and Västmanland, are currently being built. In Stockholm,

famous buildings such as City Hall, Kaknäs Tower and Globen are being set up. In the Västerås model one can find Anundshög, the old steam power plant with Kokpunkten, the Cathedral and Skrapan. With 25 trains rolling on the layout, the traffic is heavy on the tracks. In 2019 the planning for further construction will commence and Miniature Kingdom will start with the construction of Örebro och work their way south. RED Kungsgatan 35, Kungsör www.miniaturekingdom.se


We don’t beat around the bush, while Swedes pussyfoot around a hot bowl of porridge. This means to avoid directly addressing something or neglecting to speak your mind. The funny thing is that in public arenas, Swedes are very outspoken, but in private life they are much less so. INGEN KO PÅ ISEN

(There’s no cow on the ice) Swedes are a bit of a worrisome lot, so this idiom gets quite the workout in daily life. While the literal translation makes you wonder how many cows are slipping across the frozen waters of Sweden, what it really means is ‘don’t worry’. NÄRA SKJUTER INGEN HARE

(A close shot will never get you the rabbit) Despite being world-renowned pacifists, some Swedish idioms veer towards the violent. When Swedes talk about a close shot never getting you a rabbit (or hare), they mean ‘close but no cigar’, which actually means ‘nice try but better luck next time’.

Ljusterö Art Gallery Ljusterö Art Gallery currently have 260 members and is a forum for a diver cultural life which includes activities such as meetings for writers and musicians, art trips, summer salons and an art tour of the island for active artists. Both international and national exhibitions are lovingly being set up with Claes Moser, a grand inspirational source for the work at the art gallery. One of the more sensational events is the five year reoccurring investment of Grafitti which has gained international attention. AE OPENING HOURS:                            

September 1st- May 31st: Tuesday – Friday 13.00 -17.00 Saturday 11.00 -14.00

June 1st – August 31st: Monday – Friday 11.00 -18.00 Saturday – Sunday 11.00 -15.00

Welcome! Ljusterö Konsthall, Ljusterö torg, Stockholm www.ljusterokonsthall.se MAGAZINE SWEDEN



Multi culture in beautiful Sabaton Open Air surroundings The Multi Culture Centre is a communal trust in Botkyrka which for the last 30 years has been researching, educating, creating and spreading knowledge on migration as an obvious part of the Swedish society and cultural heritage. The Multi Culture Centre is beautifully located at Albysjön, 30 minutes from Stockholm City. The fine premises and meeting rooms can be found in the old Fittja Gård, a place with ancestry that dates back to the 15th century. The newer culture house has a view over Fittja Field and has an exhibition hall, library, workshop, an auditorium with space for up to 90 people and the vegetarian restaurant Tavernan. The Multi Cultural Centre is the voice and meeting place for diversity - meet the culture and each other at the beautiful premises! Here is a good place to set a kick-off, a planning day or a conference. The Multi Culture Centre offers historical rooms with modern technological furnishing. The beautiful surroundings also invites to outdoor activities. RED Värdshusvägen 7, Norsborg, Stockholm www.mkcentrum.se

On 14th August all hell is set to break loose for the twelfth time – with four days of metal at the Sabaton Open Air Festival in Falun. This year, the program is fully loaded - among others, there will be the forefathers of doom metal Candlemass, who will reunite after 32 years! Sabaton, U.D.O, Apocalyptica, Alestorm, Ensiferum, Candlemass, Riot V, Bloodbound, Elvenking ... we could go on. When it comes to presenting this year’s line-up for the Sabaton Open Air Festival in Falun on 14-17th August, it is an impressive list. – Primarily, we choose bands that we think are good and that our visitors will enjoy, Pär Sundström, bassist and manager of Sabaton says. We are not so focused on what does or doesn’t sell tickets, we want good bands! Then of course we often choose many bands that have a previous connection to Sabaton in one way or another. – Also, every year we try to find some new bands, that may never have been in Sweden before, bands we know many want to see, says Krister Lindholm, co-founder of Sabaton Open Air. RED Lugnet, Falun www.sabatonopenair.net

Every summer since 1876 M/S Gustaf Wasa has sailed the Siljan.

M/S Gustaf Wasa – the pride of Siljan Join us on a cruise on one of Sweden’s most beautiful ships from Leksand, Rättvik or Mora. M/S Gustaf Wasa offers guided tours between June 12th - August 18th as per timetables. Choose between evening cruises



with shrimps, day cruises and family cruises. On board is a restaurant with full rights to serve food and alcohol. M/S Gustaf Wasa is one of Sweden’s most interesting ships with an enthralling history. The ship is 30 metres long, 5,3 metres wide with a depth of 1,9 metres. The steamer ship launched on April 29th 1876 and started carrying goods and passengers on Dalälven. In the autumn of 1982

the Gustaf Wasa was damaged by fire when it was on repair at Övermo, Leksand. Basically everything was destroyed besides from the hull and machinery. A fundraising campaign was however set up to raise money for the restoration of the ship, and M/S Gustaf Wasa was re-inaugurated on June 1st 1984. RED Strandvägen 31, Leksand www.wasanet.nu

Museum of Evolution – Palaeontology Uppsala’s Natural History Museum

Muraenosaurus leedsii (Plesiosaur)



Euhelopus zdanskyi

Pentaceratos sternbergi

View the largest collection of genuine dinosaur skeletons in Scandinavia! Opening hours: Tue–Sun 12–16 Under 18 free, adults 50 kr Museum of Evolution Zoology, Villav. 9 Museum of Evolution Palaeontology, Norbyv. 22 www.evolutionsmuseet.uu.se


Glass art

– experience, feel and marvel! ”The Glass Factory”, the Glass Museum in Boda, owns Sweden’s most extensive art glass collection with over 50,000 items of over fifty artists.



Glass art


he exhibition The Flower Bouquet (Blomsterbuketten) consists of three walls, a wall catalogue, a historical archive and a stage for Zandra Ahl’s newly produced vases. The vase has a unique position as an object. The exhibition’s three parts are in a wide sense about vases and the esthetic significance it has had for the art of glass, as well as a cultural carrier for the co-creating user. The vase is a container which represents multilayered symbolism. The exhibition also displays a changing arts and crafts, which is a practice that accommodates industrial and small-scale manufacturing of art, as well as a place for cultural exploration of the creation of meaning. On the wall catalogue, a text is built out of quotes which together creates a new story. The text quotes ranges from contemporary blogs such as the Food Court (Matplatsen), To be Someone’s Wife (Att vara någons fru), to a classic short story by Suzanne Brøgger; Flower (Blomman). However, the wall catalogue also include colors and forms, blackout curtains, fabric and paper-craft that reflects on religious popular-, as well as contemporary, message boards. In the historical archive, parts of The Glass Factory collections are highlighted. Here, paper templates mingle with magnificent work by important practitioners such as Monica Backström, Signe Persson-Melin, Ingeborg Lundin

The Flower Bouquet, by Zandra Ahl. Photo: The Glass Factory

and Erik Höglund. A central part of the archive is the vase Dagg, by Carina Seth Andersson which is recited on the wall catalogue as well as on Zandra Ahl’s stage for newly produced vases at the historical archives. On the stage, which constitutes the centre of the exhibition, a large quantity of vases by Zandra Ahls is collected. The vases has been made from other vases as well as materials from low cost markets, outlets and hobby shops. The vases cite contemporary and historical references, as well as methods of manufacturing. However, this has been completed far off the crafts industry which built the Kingdom of Glass. The thought is sooner brought to home production, table settings and digital streams. The vases are manufactured with methods which links to home styling, coincidences, seasons and life events. The materials used are recognizable as copies of other know vases, nylons, varnish, plastic beads, fabric, epoxy-adhesive and condensation. The various parts of the exhibition establish a composite ensemble which will be processed into a publication during the exhibition. This will be released in connection with the closing of The Flower Bouquet exhibition at the end of September 2019. The exhibition ”Glasriket Forever” shows the story of Glasriket’s origin, development and future with unique historical glass, film material Glass manufacturing in the glassworks. Photo: The Glass Factory

and images that have never been shown. With the Crystal Collections format, the museum focuses throughout the year 2018 on The kingdom of Crystals various exciting collections of glass and collections from Sweden’s various studio artists. DRESS UP IN THE HOT SHOP

In the ”Children’s Glass Factory” children and adolescents can test how it feels to become glassblowers. Here you can dress up, try to work in the hot shop and fire the furnace with wood. In the museum’s studio you can create your own items in glass and try engraving, stained glass and glass fusing. The museum also offers the latest in glass art in its exciting exhibits illustrating the contemporary glass. Here you can find international, innovative exhibitions ”Dynamic Transparencies” and ”Under a Glassy Sky” and various hot spot exhibitions featuring glass from artists such as Hanna Hansdotter, Carl and Mårten Cyrén and Riikka Haapasaari. Just beside the exhibitions you can find the hot shop! Here you can see how the glass is made and be inspired by the international artists. In addition to artistic workshops, the museum also offers various summer courses where visitors themselves can try to shape and blow their own glass together with the hot shops glass blowers. Text: Anna Ekberg Photo: The Glass Factory



Guest of Honour

Benny Golson Artistic Director

Jan Lundgren Jazz Artist

Ardy Strüwer Jazz Ambassadors

Anne Swärd Fredrik Lindström Marie & Gustav Mandemann

Benny Golson & Norrbotten Big Band Charles Lloyd Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband Ed Motta Cristina Branco Joey DeFrancesco Julian Lage Eric Harland Marvin Sewell Reuben Rogers Joyce Moreno Nils Landgren Michel Wollny Wolfgang Haffner Lars Danielsson Leszek Możdżer Zohar Fresco Nguyen Manh Paolo Fresu Richard Galliano Jan Lundgren Funk Off Jakob Bro Palle Mikkelborg Jorge Rossy Cæcilie Norby Nicole Johänntgen Lisa Wulff Anke Heifrich Hildegunn Øiseth Dorota Piotrowska Mads Mathias Sinne Eeg Jacob Fischer Filip Jers Bjarke Falgren Hans Backenroth Kristian Leth Tord Gustavsen Trio Magnanimus Trio Maciej Obara Quartet Rigmor Gustafsson Peter Asplund & XL Big Band Jan Lundgen & GWO Hannah Svensson Group Lars Jansson Trio Mimi Terris Ronnie Gardiner Septet Hayati Kafe & Roger Berg Big Band Beatrice Järås & NBB Zier Romme Sven Erik Lundeqvist Oddjob Jojje Wadenius Amanda Andréas Isabella Lundgren Amanda Ginsburg Soundscape Orchestra Paul Strandberg Kvartett David Fors Norberg Trio Jazzoo and more Tickets ystadjazz.se Ystad Visitor Center +46 411 57 76 81


Kulturen in Lund Kulturen in Lund is a museum spanning two adjoining sites in the heart of Lund. Step into the houses and experience life from the Middle Ages to the 1930s. We also have around twenty exhibitions for you to enjoy, on subjects ranging from folk art to modern design, from mediaeval history to the present day and from local to global culture.

Kulturen in Lund | www.kulturen.com/english


Ice Cream The greatest invention in the World!



Yummy! Ice Cream is a frozen dessert which traditionally contains sugar, egg yolk, and cream or milk. The ingredients can either be whisked cold or whilst the egg yolk and sugar are simmering. The egg batter is then stirred frozen, which results in a creamy consistency. Ice cream is delicious and more popular than ever. The Swedish local manufactures are getting plentiful – and the demand is ever growing.


actory made ice cream can contain frothed milk, cream, sugar, vegetable fat, glucose-fructose syrup, stabilizers, emulsifiers, soy lecithin, whey powder and aroma. Regular air is an important part of the making and there are no rules in Sweden on how much air fabric made ice cream can contain. There are however clear regulations regarding other elements of the ice cream. The older history of ice cream is unclear, there are different tales of it though. Several very old Chinese sanscripts describe ice cream making with fruit juices and snow. In the Persian empire, ice cream was made with snow which were kept year round refrigerated and was flavored with fruit, juices, rose water, saffron and honey. Another variety was made with an addition of milk. In the Roman empire, ice cream was enjoyed by privileged social groups only since it was hard to gain access to snow and ice in the Mediterranean. Ice cream was probably processed in Europe around the year 400 BC. Since Alexander the Great was very fond of a frozen mix of honey, fruit juice and milk. During the first few centuries after the birth of Christ, there were stores in Rome selling hot beverages in winter and frozen or iced drinks in summer. These were made with snow from the mountains which were picked up by slaves on the orders of Emperor Nero (year 50). The snow was later used to freeze honey and fruit pulp to ice cream. Plinius the older mentions that some romans were drinking ice and others preferred snow. According to him, there was a way to make snow, even on the warmest time of year. It is however unclear if he meant as a way to preserve the cold or if there were some experimentation with cold. It is often said that Marco Polo introduced ice cream to Italy at the end of 13th century after he tasted ice cream on his travels to Beijing. The story can however not be confirmed and nothing can be read about it in his writings. Not until the year 1550 is cold mixings with water salpeter mentioned. This became revolutionary for the ice cream making and meant the ice cream could be made like it is today, an frozen even mass. Towards the end of the 17th century, one had found that a mixture of ice or snow with coarse

salt could lower the temperature to minus 15 or minus 20 degrees. From Italy, the ice cream then spread to France through Catherine of Medici. In 1533, when she married the French prince, she brought with her a number of Italian chefs, including the baker Francesco Procopio Coltelli, who can be seen as the inventor of modern ice cream. The most common ice cream at this time however, was still ice cream made of frozen juice or fruit purées. In the 1660s, Café Procopé, the first ice cream bar, opened in Paris. Eating ice cream soon became a trendy amongst the upper classes and in 1676 the French ice cream and lemonade manufacturers came out of the sugarcane slopes and made their own. René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur would come to mean a lot for the ice cream’s development. In 1734 he published writings on ice cream production, in which he describes that the freezing must be done slowly so that ice cubes won’t form in the ice cream, and that one must carefully mix the ice cream and scrape it off the walls of the vessel to obtain an even consistency. In 1751, Joseph Gillier introduced the sorbetière, a wooden box with inner containers for the ice cream. The gap between them was then packed with ice and coarse salt and the ice cream was stirred concistently until it was frozen. M. Emy was developed in the L’Art de Bien Faire les Glaces d’Office in 1768 Gillier’s sorbet by equipping it with a crank and paddles in the boot, so that it could be in smooth motion while it froze. During the 18th century, ice cream was sold to the general public in North America, but it was only in the 1800s that sales really picked up when the first wholesale company started. In the 19th century, ice cream was usually eaten at a café. In Sweden, glass production has been coated since the 18th century, including through recipes in Cajsa Warg’s cookbook from 1755. From 1890, the first evidence of street sales of ice cream in Sweden can be found. In 1917, Italian Pietro Ciprian opened a glass kiosk at Sankt Eriksplan. Soon he was followed by other ice cream vendors. In the 1930s, the Milk Center began to produce ice cream, and in 1935 the Puck Bar was launched as the first ice cream stick in Sweden. In 1904, the American Charles E. Miches invented the ice cream cone, and in 1923, Harry Bur from Ohio invented the ice lolly, making ice cream easier to eat. New

desserts were invented that contained ice cream. David Evans Strickler, a 23-year-old pharmacist from Pennsylvania, invented Banana Split in 1904. Banana Split consists of banana, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, chopped nuts and chocolate sauce. In 1927, the modern ice cream machine was invented for mass production of ice cream. In the 1960s, the breakthrough for the modern ice cream truck came to several countries. In 1968 Hemglassbilen (the classic Swedish ice cream truck) started delivering ice cream to residential buildings in Sweden. COOKED ICE CREAM Ice cream is usually served in a frozen state and it melts at room temperature. There are however desserts that consist of or contain cooked (heated) ice cream. A common dessert is Glace au Four, (Baked Alaska), which is often made by covering a Victoria sponge base with ice cream and top it with meringue batter made with hard whipped egg whites. The ingredients are conveniently placed in an ovenproof form with high edges and is placed in the oven until the meringue has been baked but the ice cream is still cold. Since the meringue serves as insulation and the baking time is quite short, this serves warm meringue on the outside but cold ice cream on the inside. ICE CREAM IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES In other countries, one can find very different flavor of ice cream from the Swedish ones. Those different flavors can be, for example, Air Batu Campur, an ice cream dessert from Penang, Brunei and Singapore made of shaved ice. Other ingredients include red beans, palm seeds, sweet corn, grass jelly and agar syrup, aloe vera, durian, condensed milk, palm sugar syrup, coconut milk and chocolate sauce topping. Kulfi is a type of ice cream from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, with a mix of flavors such as saffron, rose water, mango, cardamom, raspberry and pistachio. Halo halo is a Filipino ice cream containing shaved ice, nuts, red beans, jackfruit, blueberries and coconut milk. Turkish ice cream, dondurma, on the other hand, can be flavored with mastic and the orchid flour salep. Text: Tony Manieri Source: Wikipedia



Summer in Sweden

Summer fun!

Summer is finally arriving! Here you can find recommendations for some fun and exciting experiences to enjoy when you get bored of hanging out at the beach and eating ice-cream. Text: Editorial

Full speed with rides like Big Drop, a free fall of 60 kilometers an hour! Photo: Skara Sommarland

Skara Sommarland Skara Sommarland is said to be the largest water park in Scandinavia. With its four million liters of water adventures, tivoli and go cart, it is a place for children and adults who doesn’t want the fun to ever end. The amusement park has activities for children of all ages and offers 45 attractions, all raging from carousels and playgrounds to go-cart tracks and fun water slides. The queues can be quite long and like on any outdoor pool area, hope for the sun to shine. The water park in Sweden! Don’t miss the bigwig Big Drop - a variety of the classic Free Fall. Big Drop is Europe’s largest water free fall with a trapdoor through which you will fall and down through the pipe at 60 kilometers an hour. The vertical drop is an impressive 21 metres which makes this attraction one of the fiercest at the water park. Skara Sommarland’s camp site is only a stone’s throw from the park. There are 500 individual camp sites. If you would prefer to stay in a cottage, there are 300 to choose from. We also offer seven flats. There are plenty of space for everyone and different accommodations to suits all different tastes. Dogs are welcome at the camp site, but not in the actual park. Skara Sommarland, Axvall www.sommarland.se



Ahoy Sailor! Learn how to sail and navigate with the Swedish Cruising Club this summer! Photo: Adobe Stock

Youth activities with the Swedish Cruising Club! The youth activities aim to create an enjoyable community around life at the sea and provide experiences of nature, excitement, and fellowship. It’s also important to allow everyone to develop a good seamanship. They offer sailing camps, day camps and dingy camps and have three school ships; Gratitude, Gratis and Atlantica. On them, you get to train yourself to sail and to handle a traditional sailing ship with sailing moves, rortornar and navigation. The ships often sail in the Scandinavian waters. Along the way, they visit genuine communities and beautiful ports. This is interspersed with quite harsh sailing at sea - sometimes for several days. Every summer they take part in a sailing race with other ships, in which their training becomes very useful. Excitement, camaraderie and many new friends are waiting. The cruiser club has four IF boats available for use in the youth activities. Those who are boat-less are able to rent the IF boats situated in Nyköping, Karlstad and Luleå. www.sxk.se

Summer in Sweden

Learn fantastic tricks at Cirkus Cirkör Summer School! Photo: Linnea Svensson Arbab The Brig Tre Kronor heading for new adventures at sea! Photo: Tobias Österberg

Summer adventures with the brig Tre Kronor The Brig Tre Kronor of Stockholm was built during the years of 19992005 by experienced ship woodworkers, along with youths and students interested in crafts. A lot of individuals, enthusiasts, organizations and corporations has been important as to implement the dream of this unique ship. Tre Kronor offers eagle and seal safaris, half day sailings, full day sailings and extended sailing trips on the Baltic Sea. This year’s news include a ship wreck safari and lighthouse safari. The ports can be found in Stockholm, Visby, Stafsnäs and Nynäshamn. During a full day of sailing you often venture further out the archipelago and sometimes you sail between two different ports. Regardless of where, there will be a lot of sailing in our unique archipelago or along the beautiful coast. All guests are welcome to join and sail the Tre Kronor together with the crew. No prior knowledge of sailing is required to be able to join and it’s always voluntary to help pulling the ropes. The crew demonstrates and instructs so that everyone can take part. A full day sailing is at least seven hours and during the trip tea is served in the morning and afternoon as well as lunch at midday. During nine or ten hour long sailings, another lighter meal in late afternoon is usually served. If you crave more, you are welcome to join an extended sailing trip at Tre Kronor. Here is your chance to take part in the guard time and experience what it’s like to sail Tre Kronor at the open seas at all hours of the day. Watch the sun rise over an intact horizon and taste the calm and stillness in the middle of the Baltic Sea.

Cirkus Cirkör summer courses People of all ages can learn circus moves at Cirkus Cirkör who work together with around 70+ different freelancing circus pedagogues and artists. These artists reach out to 30 00 children every year, as well as youths and adults all over Sweden. Tickets to Cirkus Cirkör summer courses are on sale 15th of May. Contemporary circus is a mix between circus, dancing and theatre, a pleasurable artform. The summer courses will be focusing on the circus disciplines of acrobatics, tightrope dancing, juggling and air acrobatics. During the five days of the course you will work on acrobatics, juggling, couple acrobatics, tightrope dancing and air acrobatics. On the last day, friends and families are invited for a glittering finishing show, during which you get to show everything you have learnt during the week. The course is suitable for those between 7 - 14 years of age, for beginners or if you have previous experience of circus training. Dates June 16th – 20th and August 12th – 16th. Circus play is offered for the youngest participants. This contemporary circus training caters to all children between five and six who likes to jump, run, climb and play. The focus is on learning whilst playing and to have fun at the same time as one learns tightrope dancing, acrobatics, juggling, trapeze and fabrics. Your child gets to cooperate with other children and at the same time learn the disciplines of contemporary circus with the knowledgeable circus pedagogues. The circus play is available in Alby and at Vasa Real. Cirkörhuset, Rotemannavägen 22, Alby, Botkyrka Vasa Real, Hälsingegatan 4A, Stockholm www.cirkor.se

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Summer in Sweden

Exciting and scary at the same time! Photo: The Lummelunda Cave

The Lummelunda cave In 1959, the first guided tour of the cave was organized. Over four million people has since then visited the strange world of the cave. The Lummelunda Cave is also a nature reserve north of Visby, Gotland. The reserve, spanning over 16 acres, is mainly know for the cave, also known as Rövarkulan, itself. It consists of a long and narrow river bed underneath the limestone, located around 13 kilometers north of Visby. The Lummelunda Caves is a grand tourist attraction and one of the most visited tourist destination on Gotland. Close to two thousand visitors can walk through the limestone caves in one day and watch the 400 million year old limestone formations. The most enthralling story of the caves might however be the one about the teenage boys who got into the cave system without their parents knowing about it … Lummelundabruk 520, Visby www.lummelundagrottan.se

Meet Pippi Longstocking and the other favourites in Astrid Lindgren’s World. Photo: Örjan Karlsson/Astrid Lindgren’s World

The world of Astrid Lindgren The beloved fable park in Vimmerby has a new exhibition opening 29th of June. ”A happy island - 30 years of word and image” is created by Marit Thörnqvist, an illustrator and writer who worked closely with Astrid Lindgren. To the delight of the little visitors, some of the hidden gems at the park is also said to have received a complete renovation. Amongst others, the place of Nils Karlsson Pyssling is said to have become a lot cleaner and more play friendly. Astrid Lindgrens värld, Vimmerby www.astridlindgrensvarld.se



Summer in Sweden

The lust for experiments flows freely at Tom Tits! Photo: Tom Tits

Tom Tits experiments In Södertälje, south of Stockholm, Tom Tits is a popular destination for families with children. Spanning over four floors and a park (open May - September), here one can find experiments suited for all ages. These experiment tempts us to further explore engineering, physics, mathematics, geography, biology, humanity, illusions and much more. This year, two new experiences are being presented. The exhibition CellSkapt is about the body and Experiment X is a form of tandem bike ride on a string, up in the air. Storgatan 33, Södertälje www.tomtit.se

At Skansen’s new attraction The Baltic Sea Science Center you can explore the underwater world for real! Photo: Mia Hellqvist

Skansen The grand amusement park in Stockholm, which has both animals and rides, attracts visitors with a new Baltic Sea centre. The Baltic Sea Science Centre allows visitor to have a look under the sea surface and discover a whole new world, and was unveiled at 11th of April this year. The construction of the centre is the most comprehensive in the history of Skansen and the proverbial ”ground breaking” started in November 2016. This happened at the area of the historical sea lion terrace, in between the Skansen Aquarium and Galejan. In the Baltic Sea Science Centre; exhibitions, aquariums, laboratories, and exhibition spaces which highlight the interactions between the Baltic Sea and humans can be found. General themes are e.g. ”Below the Surface” with aquariums of fish and plant life in the Baltic Sea and ”Along the Coast” which shows the effect human activity has on beaches and coastal areas along the Basic Sea. This should be a place for learning, realizations and research on the Baltic Sea. Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, Stockholm www.skansen.se



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The Korrö festival

– a growing festival that remains intimate The festival was in the beginning, 35 years ago, more of a social than it is today. All the attendees were at Logen which today is one of the smallest and most intimate stages at the festival. Long tables were set up and everyone sat there eating from their own picnic baskets. Afterwards, everything was put away to make room for the dancing. The whole event was surrounded by a feeling of familiarity and relaxed happiness from everyone involved.


ne might have thought that the intimate feeling would have disappeared when the social grew into a festival with two large tent-scenes and several smaller ones, but no, and this is just the allure of Korrö Folk Music Festival. It is still intimate and relaxed with a feeling of familiarity. A large part of this is probably thanks to Korrö Trade Village. The festival takes place right in the middle of a beautiful 14th century village and at the end of the 17th century, the trade village was in its prime with a tannery, dyeing, saw mill, brewery, mill, trading stall and health well. The Trading Stall is still available to shop in, but the mill and saw mill however, have now turned into two intimate stages for concerts at the festival. Another big reason as to why the festival is able to keep the intimate feeling even though it is growing steadily is that it offers something for everyone. Traditional fiddle



music, to listen and dance to, contemporary modern folk music, as well as guest groups, mainly from northern Europe, is on offer for everyone to experience. All guests can attend courses in song, games and dancing, hang out in the restaurant tent or at the childrens’ own Korrö Festival. This might best be described as an opportunity for every visitor to make their own intimate version of the festival. The festival takes place at the weekend of July 25th - 27th. One of this year’s more well known artists is Lena Willemark, but Estonia’s TradAttack will surely gain some interest too. They usually perform at large arenas in front of thousands of people so it will be exciting to watch them at Korrö. Aside from the children’s shows, there will be growing instruments at the Children’s stage. Visitors can engage in ”toss the small fiddle”, temporary tattoos, balloons games or to build their own instrument, supervised by the musician and pedagogue Anders Larson and others. The idea about the Children’s own Korrö Festival can be read about in the programme.

It was born out of a will to give the young a natural place which is entirely on their terms and also feels inviting, playful and inspiring. For Musik i Syd, the organizer, it’s important that everyone come together and help every new generation to see the joy in music and that everyone and everything have a place and is welcome in this joy. Some of the visitors at the festival are adamant music listeners and take their place in the front row of every concert. Others are there mainly for the atmosphere, to hang out, dance, eat and drink well and perhaps go for a swim in the Ronneby stream which flows straight through the festival area. There are also those whom don’t go to the concerts at all, but instead choose to play their own instruments with old and new found friends. One can always count on spontaneous jams at the most likely and unlikely of places. One thing is clear, many visitors count this festival as one of their summer traditions! Text: Stina Tobiasson













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Sweden’s nicest furniture

Sweef consists of a group of design and furniture enthusiasts who can’t stand soulless mass production. They design the furniture, amends, get samples, re-design and develop the product. The whole process includes a close dialogue with the factories to be able to produce high quality products to sell at decent prices. The whole assortment is carefully selected and the creators have personally slept in and lazed around on every sofa bed and sofa to try them out. Sweef makes sofas that without a doubt deserves the title Swedens nicest.





o start a furniture business in Sweden 2011 might feel lika a suicide mission. It’s safe to say that furniture businesses have been created in Sweden before, but Ludvig Ungewitter and his colleagues still didn’t

hesitate. – When we started eight years ago, it felt as though the industry wasn’t really caught up with the current development. One could either go to the enormous furniture stores or the exclusive specialist store. So the choice was either a mainstream and cheap sofa or a unique but very expensive sofa, says Ludvig. – A sofa with great design could cost

between 40 000 - 50 000 Swedish crowns and we just thought that is was strange. The stores’ margins were incredible high and not at all in line with the rest of the interior industry. That a sofa could cost the same amount as a small car felt completely unreasonable. – Our vision was from the start to produce and design stylish sofas that we could see ourselves buying, but with a resonable price tag. Our sofas might not be everyone’s taste, but we feel good about being able to offer a cool and quite unique assortment that is different from everyone else’s. – Our sofas could sell for a lot more, but that is not the way we want things. It is equally important to us that the price is right as the product is stylish and well made by skilled artisans with excellent materials. We want to

be around for a long time and when you do you can’t choose to sell at the highest price possible, says Ludvig Ungewitter. ITALIAN FABRICS

– All our furniture fabrics are from Italy since they are incredibly good at creating fabrics. No other country can compare and even though the materials are very exclusive, that price is not that much different from simpler fabrics. To us, adding extra time to the fabrics is obvious since it’s the first thing the customers see and feel. It should be beautiful and also sustainable. To sell a sofa which need to be redressed in a year or two would feel wrong, Ludvig Ungewitter concludes. Text: Tony Manieri Photo: Jana Eriksson






Skapelsen, 1918, oil on canvas 176 x 205 cm, (incl. by the artist decorated original frame 183 x 212 cm), Private collection

Sailor compositions – color drama and city dynamics

May 30th-September 29th at the Sven-Harry Art Museum


o acknowledge that a hundred years has passed since Gösta Adrian-Nilsson’s (GAN) groundbreaking Sailor Compositions was displayed in January 1918 at Gummesons art salon, The Sven-Harry Art Museeum presents ”Sailor Compositions - Color drama and City dynamic” with the starting point being the then scandalous exhibition. It was here that Gösta Adrian-Nilsson really presented the people of Stockholm with his

own colourful, intensive and modern paintings of sailors. The focus of the exhibition is to unite as many of the now legendary oil painting from the exhibition of 1918 as possible. The exhibition will also include a few of GAN’s most significant work which were accomplished during the important years of 1916-1919 in Stockholm, as a complement to the outstanding compositions at the Sven-Harry Art Museum. The under title of the exhibition: - Color drama and city dynamic - is party inspired by the artist’s own prologue in the 1918 exhibition programme and opens up to show a number of fantastic city portrayals, with focus on Stock-

holm’s prospects. GAN captures here the dynamic which surrounded the past radical changes in the city view with the entry of modernism. In connection with the exhibition, a series of interesting screenings and conversations with artists, writers and art historians are planned to take place based on Gösta Adrian-Nilsson’s life and artistry. Text: Editorial Photo: Sven-Harrys Art Gallery




Louisiana The Pearl of Ă–resund

The modern arts museeum Louisiana is located in HumlebĂŚk, around 18 miles north of Copenhagen. Throughout the decades, the museeum has built its international reputation with determination, courage, skills, experimentation as well as a great love of art. The museeum in the grand park next to the shore is also a destination for other reasons. To many visitors, a walk among the sculptures and spectacular art in the green park itself, is the main objective. CONTINUES ON THE NEXT SPREAD




The spectacular Calder terrace. Photo: Bjarke Ørsted. Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art





icasso, Warhol, Munch, Chagall, Giacometti, Pollock, Kandinsky. At Louisiana, many of the greatest artists of the postwar time is represented. The museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 3000 works of art, a mix between contemporary art and modern classics. At the same time, one can find a cosy feeling when stepping inside the gates. Visiting Louisiana is like coming home och that feeling is something that permeates the entire place. During the preparations of the spring exhibition by Pipilotti Rist, the Swiss artist, resided in one of the decorated rooms in Louisiana’s boathouse for a month. Not because it was practical, but only because she loves the location and loves Louisiana. THE MUSEEUM AS A MEETING PLACE

Above: The South Wing with detail of George Traka’s sculpture Self-passage. Photo: Jens Frederiksen. Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Below: The Giacometti Room. The fantastic exhibition space in the North Wing with sculptures by Alberto Giacometti. Photo: Kim Hansen. Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art



Louisiana might be a museum of modern art, but it’s so much more than that. Louisiana is alive and life has always had a bigger meaning than art. Since the start in 1958, strong connections have been made with other art forms, such as architecture, music, literature, cultural-political discussions or international dialogues. The museeum has always wanted to be like an old time square; a public room where ideas are intersected in dialogues between artists who looks at everything a bit different than others. This separates the museeum from other known institutions in the culture industry since visitors don’t just go there for a specific object or painting. This is rather a place where people go to just be there. In touch with things, with each other and others. This was the original idea for Louisiana and it stays that way still today. – If one has an interest in art and a suitable education, there is no workplace more interesting and exciting as Louisiana, says Thomas Bendix, Head of Communications and Marketing. This applies to all positions wether one supplies art to schools, work as a curator for exhibitions or as an assistant. There is an international perspective on the business, when it comes to the museum’s reputation and the way you work here. There is a sense of cohesion, a community that is very unique and one hat we care for tenderly. – All in all, Louisiana is a very attractive workplace, of course, the history and strength of the brand, but also the high level of ambition and the great opportunities that exist here. There is also a great freedom when it comes to action since we are not a state institution but instead run as a foundation under private management. The independence that it entails also gives a force to act faster and creates opportunities for all employees to notice impulses in our society that can then be reflected in our program and in our exhibitions. – There is also an international feeling that permeates the business, not least because we


Above: Louisiana’s store, filled with beautiful and exciting items. Photo: Ulrik Jantzen Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Below left: The original villa seen from the sculpture park. Photo: Jeremy Jachym. Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Below right: Thomas Bendix, Head of Communications and Marketing. Photo: Tony Manieri

have a large number of visitors from other countries. We also receive regular visits from foreign art galleries and institutions, and many will, with their own eyes and ears, experience what it is that gives Louisiana such a strong international status. Despite the fact that there are many considerably larger museums in the world, says Thomas Bendix. How much importance do you think the location has for Louisiana’s success, that it’s a little remote at the edge of the shore and not in the middle of Copenhagen?

– It is obviously an immense strength. This has been an important spring board, something to make people leave the large city. Through the years, it has contributed to spreading the rumour about Louisiana, since it is undoubtedly a unique location it is in. Today, the information is spread through social media, where visitors post pictures from here. This makes more people discover our exhibitions and Louisiana as a destination. – When speaking of environment, one thinks of the founder Knud W. Jensen’s motto;

genius loci, the spirit of the place. The museeum with four floors and sea view from every room wasn’t built, but rather was let to grow together with the place in a more excitingly organic way. When coming here as a visitor you see the entrance and can predict the spectacular sea view. It might disappear for a while again, only to return with full forces when you least expect it, like in the café with its grand panorama windows. – The constant shifts amplifies the experience in a unique way here. Visitors can anticipate MAGAZINE SWEDEN



Pictures from Louisiana’s exhibition “Piplotti Rist - Open My Glade”, which is shown until June 23. Photo: Tony Manieri



Art the light from the sea from one place of the museeum, only to be overwhelmed by it in another. – If Louisiana had been built today it had probably been made sure that there was a sea view from every room. Knud W. Jensen however, thought differently, which surely has been a strong contribution to the success and international reputation of the museeum. One of the most beloved rooms is the Giacometti Room. The sea can’t be seen from the room, but the light from the park and the small lake gives it a special feeling. It is those shifts of perspectives and insights which amplifies the experience when visiting Louisiana. – What makes Louisiana unique is not only the location. It is the way it is here that makes the place so special. A while ago you were exhibiting Picasso’s ceramics and now you are presenting Pipilotti Rist, is there a conscious thought in the balance between the established and the contemporary? – It absolutely does, says Thomas Bendix. From the very beginning, Knud W. Jensen worked with what is called the Sauna Principle, which means that it’s both hot and cold. When walking towards a Picasso exhibition, you will be met by something unexpected. This might be a smaller exhibition of a different kind, it might even be something you don’t like. It will however be something which make the overall impression of your visit more grand and profound. We strive towards that width, that perspective on the experience. You might say that you will be exposed to extremes. CONTEMPORARY ART AND CLASSICS

– To present an exhibition with a classic like Picasso can be very costly, in terms of transportation costs, insurances, and other costs, and at the same,we have noticed an increasing

interest for the contemporary art. This results in that we are more than happy to make an exhibition with an artist like Pipilotti Rist. She is undoubtedly not as famous, but we have still felt like her art is so fantastic that our visitors will love it. This is the case according to social media, which naturally feels very good. - An experience like this also makes us feel like there is a less need to invest in the really big and established names. Instead we can continue to be curious and look up exiting and less known art. Like the new Marsden Hartley exhibition in the autumn. It must be nice to be Louisiana and be established and sort of home safe from the beginning when planning a new season. – Sure it is, says Thomas Bendix. At the same time, there is always a moment of risk taking when making this type of major investment, like with Pipilotti Rist in this case. We need a lot of visitors, it must be some sort of a success so that we won’t put ourself in a situation where our freedom gets limited further in the future. Even though our curators are very skilled and in the forefront when is comes to streams in society, with great feelings of what is exciting and attractive for our audience, we are mere mortals. – There is always a moment of risk taking, but at the same time it never allows us to realax and imagine that everything will sort itself out just because we are Louisiana. The process is steady, filled with hard work, determination, an appetite for discovery, unity, energi and a collective love for the art and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, concludes Thomas Bendix with a smile. Text: Tony Manieri

The north wing, embedded in greenery. Photo: Jeremy Jachym. Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Marsden Hartley, Cleophas, Master of the Gilda Gray, 1938-1939. Oil on canvas, 70.5 × 55.2 cm. Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Gift of Bertha H. Walker, 1971

Marsden Hartley – This autumns grand exhibition The American painter, writer and poet Marsden Hartley was born in 1877. His work are considered a bridge between European and American modernism. Even though Hartley is called ”The first American painter in the 20st century”, his fascinating fate, original works and role in the history of art, has long been overlooked. Louisiana now presents the first grand retrospective European exhibition in more than 60 years. Hartley lived a vagabond life in Europe and his home country, and his travels resulted in a series of profoundly original works. Before World War 1, Hartley participated in the famous Parisian salons of Gertrude Stein and spent some time with Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter in Munich. In his homeland, Hartley was also among the artistic elite. In New York, he was represented by the distinguished photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz who, for instance, financed his many trips. Despite all of this, Hartley has been undeservingly anonymous in America as in Europe. This might be because of his width and versatility as an artist, which makes it somewhat difficult to place him in the art history. The Louisiana exhibition is on between September 19th - January 19th 2020 and will present Marsden Hartley’s full spectra of creation – from paintings to poems and essays.

WHY IS THE MUSEUM CALLED LOUISIANA? Louisiana was opened in August of 1958 and has nothing to do with the American state. The villa, which is the entrance to the museeum, was originally built in 1855 by the deer hunter Alexander Brun. He was married to three women, all of which coincidentally was named Louise and the villa was named after them. The museeum was then founded by Knud W. Jensen who bought the villa with the idea to make a museeum for modern art. The museeum was created according to Jensen’s vision, in which a strong connection between the art works and the environment in the garden was included. Louisiana is located in a large park at the shore of Öresund and strives towards an interaction between visual art, building architecture and landscape architecture that became internationally iconic for museums of modern art. MAGAZINE SWEDEN


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Art Andy Warhol’s first independent European art exhibition took place at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. It was expected to get a lot of criticism for it’s rumoured resemblance to American propaganda. The reactions however, differed quite a bit. ”Warhol 1968” is in many ways an exhibition about the earlier exhibition and now it has come to Moderna Malmö.


efore 1968, Andy Warhol was characterized by a fascination and disgust of mass media and consumerism. Through his experience in advertising, Warhol understood the commercial mechanism of society and he managed to mirror that into his art, however monotone and apparent indifferently. 1968 was a heavy year in politics and culture in Sweden, as well as thet rest of the world. It was also a dramatic year for Warhol and he was subjected to an attempted murder just a few months after the exhibition in Stockholm ended. Afterwards he would move in new directions and become more a more commercially aware artist. He made his signature into a brand so it could be used in several different mediums. In the exhibition, a number of unique works are presented for the first time. Reactions to the war in Vietnam, the murder of Martin Luther King, the Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, the student uproars and the Tennis Riots in Båstad were all a part of the heavy laden political year of 1968. It was also the year in which Andy Warhol’s very first independent exhibition was set up at the Modern Museeum in Stockholm. Because of the political left wing climate in Sweden at the time, especially within the culture, the exhibition was expected to receive criticism and accusations of being American propaganda. The opinions of the arts critics however, differed. Warhol had in the beginning described the contemporary mass media culture and was now a part of it. During the 70s, Any Warhol was a glamorous celebrity in New Yorker and becomes synonymous with the club Studio 54. He made the first ad campaign for the government owned Swedish brand Absolut Vodka. He makes portraits of celebrities but also takes orders from anyone less famous who could pay the steep price for them. As in Stockholm, the starting point was the legendary exhibition of 1968, but in Malmö he puts more focus on the political climate of the decade on a

larger scale. The assassination attempt on Andy Warhol that same year made him charge a part of his artistry. Aside from the classic works at The Modern Museeum (such as the famous cow tapestry, Ten Foot Flowers and the Electric Chair), different version of Warhol’s Brillo Boxes are on display. ORIGINALS AND COPY

In ”Warhol 1968”, the different versions of Brillo Boxes are on display. It becomes clear in how they came to be when the connection between before and after 1968 are made. They also explain the development of Warhol’s artistry and can lead to discussions about originals and copies in the art. In the last year, there have been some debates about the authenticity of some of Warhol’s Brillo boxes. A few have been dubbed worthless since they weren’t certified by the artist. Those weren’t even among the 500 Brillo boxes on display at the Warhol Exhibition at the Modern Museeum 1968, but is said to have been made 1990 at Malmö art gallery. After the death of Any Warhol, the swede Pontus Hultén made a number of boxes as exhibition scenography. When the art market turned frantic and started to buy them, it was as if people really wanted to be ripped and pay a lot of money for mere copies. DOCUMENTARY

A Brillo box is the end in the documentary film ”Brillo Box (3 ¢ off)” by Lisanne Skyler which is displayed in connection with the exhibition. 1969, Skyler’s parent bought a Brillo Box from Andy Warhol for 1000 dollar. 40 years later, the same sculpture was sold for more than three million dollars at a record auction at Christie’s in New York, after Warhol’s reputation as a visionary and contemporary artist was established. ”Brillo Box (3 ¢ Off)” is a humourous family tale of pop history and follows the iconic work from the family’s living room in new York to the contemporary global art market. Text: Tony Manieri

WHO WAS ANDY WARHOL? Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola on February 6th 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He died on February 22nd 1987 in New York. He was an American artist, graphic designer and a filmmaker. He counts as one of the main representatives for Pop Art. Warhol was educated at Carnegie Institute of Technology (1945-1949) where is got his Bachelor of Fine Arts. That same year he and his college friend Philip Pearlstein, moved to New York and Warhol got a job as a commercial artist for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Warhol’s success in the advertising industry awarded him the prestige filled Art Directors Club Medal in 1957. In 1962, he abandoned his commercial work and aimed to be a full time artist and the breakthrough came instantly. After Valerie Solanas shot him in 1968, his entire business got significant consequences. He took a long hiatus, but started exhibiting his art once again, until his death in 1987. Andy Warhol is represented in most of the world’s most significant art collections and is mainly known for his silk screen prints of consumer goods and celebrities. MAGAZINE SWEDEN


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Travel the Inlandsbanan Inlandsbanan (The Inland Line) is very unique. Whereas other trains stop in the middle of a town, the Inland Line drops you in the middle of an adventure. Cycle along forest trails, pitch your tent under the midnight sun, make coffee over an open fire, fish, and keep an eye out for the odd moose. Welcome aboard!




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he Inland Line is a 1,288-kilometre railway line between Kristinehamn in the south and Gällivare in the north. It’s a wonderful trip into the Swedish inland, where sparkling lakes, babbling streams, proud pine trees and exotic animals play a big part of the experience. MagazineSweden meets Eva Palmgren, Acting Head of Destination Inlandsbanan (to give it its Swedish name) for a talk about this centuries-old cultural treasure.

Northern Sweden and the arctic region are on the bucketlist of many travelers. Maybe more people should go to Sweden and book a trip with Inlandsbanan to experience the iconic wonders of the north? – I absolutely agree, says Eva. You will get to see a fantastic and beautiful part of Sweden whilst traveling very comfortably. Come and experience the stillness and silence, magic views, fresh air and midnight sun. You will find adventure, hiking and cycling trails, fantastic fishing waters and a rich wildlife. You can also participate in one of the many festivals that are held every year along the track and experience the rich cultural life and Sami history. Jump on one of the mountain buses and get further up into the mountain range.

Or just sit back and relax and enjoy the dramatic scenery through the train window and the soothing clackety-clack of the rails. – During the trip, the train passes over the Arctic circle, which for many is a dream come true, says Eva Palmgren. She continues: – There is a nice coffeeshop on-board the train, but a big part of the enjoyment of traveling on The Inland Line is to get off the train and experience the area. Eat local food, meet the locals and get a closer look at Norrland. You can choose to stay overnight at different places and jump on the train again the following day, depending on what you would like to do. It’s possible to stay in a four-star hotel or even pitch your own tent. Many choose to stay to look at local craftworks or go to a museum. Others are looking forward to fishing in a Norrland river or just go walking and experience the nature and wildlife up close. There is so much to discover along the way. It must also feel special to travel on a single-track railway, almost like train journeys of the olden days. – Absolutely! And because The Inland Line runs on a line of its own, we do not need to consider the regular train traffic. We are the only company in the country that run trains, manages the rails and arranges journeys. It gives us unique opportunities to offer trips based on our own criteria. If you want to jump on or off the train at a milking stool in the

middle of the forest for example, it can usually be arranged. We do not need to consider any other trains waiting behind us. It gives us a unique flexibility and helps to create the feeling that it is a special thing to travel with us. – You could say that it is the train trip itself that is the attraction and the end station of your journey is secondary. We are in many ways the opposite of a mode of transport that runs between points A and B as quickly as possible. – Of course, we also run to a timetable, but it often happens, for example, that the driver must stop because of reindeer on the track. When this happens, we wait patiently until they move off back into the forest and it sometimes takes a while. But this is all part of the experience and even an exciting experience for many of our travelers. It’s something that contributes to the charm of traveling with us. – Most people want to see reindeer and wildlife. We have seen elk, wolves and bears during our trips. And lots of birds of prey. What is the future for The Inland Line? – There is an increasing fascination in discovering Swedish Lapland and Northern Sweden, as well as an interest in rail journeys, so the future for Inlandsbanan is bright, concludes Eva Palmgren. Text: Tony Manieri Photo: Inlandsbanan MAGAZINE SWEDEN


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Alfred Nobel’s Björkborn How did Alfred Nobel really end up in Karlskoga? Why does Alfred Nobel’s Björkborn play such a vital part in the creation of the Nobel price? Did you know that it was close that the prices didn’t end up existing?


lfred Nobel is mainly remembered for being the father of dynamite and obviously as the creator of the most prestigious price in the world - the Nobel Price. Alfred was a versatile innovator and a world citizen with companies all over the world. He settled down in Paris in the 1870’s and made his home there a base between his many travels. After some conflicts with the French state, Nobel moved to San Remo in Italy, where he tried shooting cannons straight out into the Mediterranean, which was not very appreciated by his neighbors. Alfred therefore searched for a place where he could both experiment with gunpowder and test shoot without any problems and found the solution in Karlskoga where he bought



AB Bofors-Gullspång in 1894. Björkborn’s mansion was included in the purchase, and this became his last Swedish home before he died in 1896. The place has a significant role in the amazing story of how the Nobel Prize came to be. When Alfred’s famous will was opened, Karlskoga and Björkborn was in focus. ALFRED NOBEL’S LEGACY

Complicated legal negotiations were required to determine where he had had his permanent home. Did he live in Paris where he had his magnificent flat? Or perhaps in San Remo where he owned a large private villa? Should the will be dealt with under French law, it would probably have been rejected for formal reasons and the whole legacy had gone to the relatives of Nobel. Because he had his three Russian Orlov stallions in the stable at Björkborn, the courts agreed that he had his official

home in Karlskoga. Now Alfred Nobel’s final will was completed and the first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901. At Alfred Nobels Björkborn you can see Alfred’s last Swedish home, admire his personal belongings as well as his library. In the laboratory there are a large number of original equipment left, as well as exhibitions about his business activities and inventions. The museum offers guided tours all year round, with fixed tours from June to August. If you get hungry there is a café that serves lighter lunches and coffee. Alfred Nobel’s Björkborn is a perfect destination for those who want to know more about the exciting story of Alfred Nobel in a beautiful cultural environment. Text: Anna Ekberg Photo: Alfred Nobel’s Björkborn



Dinners invest in service

The market for road restaurant have changed drastically during the last few years and will probably change even more. One of the reasons seems be that the way we travel has changed. Flying has become the norm whilst is used to be to put the family into the car and drive to the holiday destination. Another reason could be that the fast food chains are very much established along the roads. Dinners however, have grand plans for the future. The key? Great service!


ever before have so many road restaurants been built in Sweden until now. One competitor who demands space is the petrol companies. The margins on fuel are not very big, so most stations invest in food and drinks. – Basically all petrol companies are rebuilding their stations to bistro cafés, says Georg Häselbarth, founder of Dinners. Coffee is their main product today, not fuel. A cup of coffee basically yields as much in revenue as a car. But how can there be room for Dinners in a market that is increasingly harder? – We are a niched company and we invest a lot in fresh and locally produced fast food with a continental focus. We have restaurants with tasty and homemade local meals during lunch,



a wide variety of snacks in the afternoons and really nicely cooked meals in the evening. – In addition, we have a large vegetarian salad buffet at all our restaurants, which is much appreciated by our guests. One segment that is increasing is the market for electric cars. Dinners is a partner for Tesla, and has charging stations in all restaurants. – If you drive an electric car, you automatically get a break for about twenty minutes when it is time to load the car. Most people use the time to get something to eat and drink, which has become an increasing part of the market. Many people also choose to use the time to catch up on work; make phone calls or reply to emails. This way, our restaurants also become a kind of workplace along the roads. What is the future like? – We build about 1-2 new restaurants a year, and will have ten in a few years. We don’t

want to expand more than that given what the market situation looks like today, says Georg Häselbarth. – In addition, we focus exclusively on owning our restaurants ourselves, in order to be able to develop in the direction of our choosing. Previously, we rented our premises by the petrol companies that were already established in the municipality, which led to us having a competitive situation when they decided to invest in food and drink as well. TAKE AWAY INCREASES

– An increasing number of our guests are asking for take away food. A lot of times it may be that you have been driving and are on your way home. The first thing on your mind is probably not to cook for yourself, but you can sit down at the dinner table and enjoy freshly prepared food from us instead. – We have also noticed a positive develop-


ment at the bus companies. Many chooses to make at pit stop and guests find the atmosphere enjoyable. There are plenty of opportunities too meet people over a cup of coffee or a meal. – We sell an experience, not just food and drinks. The experience is that you meet people at Dinners and have an opportunity to enjoy good company. This is why we choose to place our restaurant close to centres instead of in the middle of nowhere. Many of our guests come from nearby cities for a complete experience; Tasty and well made food and a moment of socializing in good company. – To many elderly, visting Dinners has become somewhat of an outing. Here, they can meet up with their friends in a cosy atmosphere. This way, dinners also becomes a meeting point, a place where people can get together and hava nice time together. FRIENDLY RECEPTION

– We put a lot of time and energy into providing good service. It is a lot more important than one might think and something that Dinners is investing heavily in. If you are greeted pleasantly then the positive overall impression increases, and a happy guest will often come again, concludes Georg Häselbarth. Text: Tony Manieri Photo: Dinners



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The countryside in the middle of the city Are you looking for a holiday in the countryside, but want to be close to the city pulse and a sea side resort? Then the Fredriksdal museeums and gardens in Helsingborg might be the right destination for you this summer. The open-air museum and the botanical garden have taken care of what has been lost outside its gates. Everything from historic houses, which were moved up to Fredriksdal when Helsingborg’s city center was rebuilt during the 1960s, to endangered plants and animals. With a focus on the future, with the historical knowledge as a base, you are carefully aware of how important the conservation work is for future generations. Don’t miss visiting the green oasis in the middle of the city.


t the Fredriksdal Museeums and Gardens, the loud noises and traffic from the city feel distant. The leafy garden allow a feeling of calm and seclusion from the outside world. There is time for reflections and recovery. Here, you can relax, pay a visit to the animals, botanize among the plants, or simply admire the fantastic kitchen garden. The new season always presents new members in the stables. This year, the baby sheep Ester and the baby boar Leo has joined the family, amongst others. If you want to come closer to the soft friends, you can tag along the museeum farmer on his feeding rounds at 11.00 every Saturday. Besides feeding the animals, the children can also take part in the creative workshop in the city blocks and go on a bug safari. There is a whole world to discover in the botanical garden. The app Guide Helsingborg is great to download and everyone can join Nick Schröder on an audio adventure around the area of Fredriksdal. Only the imagination sets the limits for the children’s play and learning. The exhibition The Children’s Chambers is suitable for the whole family and focuses on learning and development. This year, the newly restored Mansion is opened. It is now accessible for everyone and has new fire escape stairs. The interior paint has been refined and there has been focus on

new furniture suitable for the mansion which was built in 1787. Both the house and the rooms mirrors the time gone by and the visitors are allowed to become a part of the exhibition. In connection with the summer holidays, the prime time at the Fredrikdal Museeums and Gardens begin. Several events suitable for the whole family are on the programme.

Visit the Fredriksdal Museums and Gardens this summer! DAILY IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST: FREDRIKSDAL GUIDED TOURS

Daily guided tours where you learn about nature and culture and how everything is related in history and the future. Start at the intersection after the main entrance, daily 13.00 and 15.15. The trip takes about 25 minutes. JUNE 6th: NATIONAL DAY OF SWEDEN – NO ADMISSION

Helsingborg’s official national day celebration between 10.00-18.00. A day of entertainment, flag distribution, speech, national anthem, music, dance and food and crafts market. JUNE 21st – 22nd: MIDSUMMER AT FREDRIKSDAL

Come and celebrate with Folkdansen’s friends. A lovely midsummer with a ring dance, May bar, games, game men and dancing on the green

Fredriksdal. Midsummer’s Eve 14.00-21.00, Midsummer’s day 14.00-17.00. JUNE 29th – 30th: ROSE DAYS

Join in on guided walks with gardener John Taylor and sommelier Mischa Billing, among others. Exhibitions, advice and sales. Saturday and Sunday 10.00-18.00. JULY 3rd – AUGUST 11th: HISTORY COMES TO LIFE

A time travel with dance and singing through Fredriksdal’s centuries. Colorful figures from the history of Helsingborg and Fredriksdal appear. Starts in the main entrance daily 11.00 and 14.00. Dress rehearsal with audience on July 2nd at 11.00 and 14.00. Premiere July 3rd 11.00. JULY 7th: RINGSTORPS MILL AT FREDRIKSDAL

Inauguration of the renovated mill at ”Möllornas day”, July 7th at 11.00-16.00. JULY 1st – 7th BUG SAFARI

Discover the life under the surface. For the whole family in the Botanical Garden from 11.00 to 16.00. JULY 8th – 12th: ANTIQUE PRINTING

Try printing techniques from the past in the Graphic Museum. For the whole family, Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 16.00. Last start time 15.30. AUGUST 17th – 18th: 1940s WEEKEND – HISTORY COMES TO LIFE

The weekend when we turn the clock back to the 1940s in the city district. Enjoy music, great atmosphere and a dose of military history. Saturday 10.00-18.00, Sunday 10.00-17.00. OPENING HOURS:

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Surrounded by nature

Fyrklöverns Stugby (which translates to The Four-Leaf Clover Holiday village) is a real idyll - both in winter and during the summer. There is both downhill and cross country skiing available, as well as lovely hiking and cycling trails. And when lake Siljan freezes, you can skate out for a spin on the ice. After all that action, maybe there will be a rumble in your stomach, what better than to grab a bite to eat and take in the view at Sweden’s longest wooden pier.


yrklöverns Stugby is surrounded by beautiful nature, just a few kilometers away is a popular 18-hole golf course and opposite is a summer toboggan run, which is something you don’t see very often, one of few of its kind. In short, Fyrklövern it is a great place to stay! - It is really quiet and peaceful, close to nature with a fantastic view over lake Siljan. Then there are the many activities you can try when you are here, says Per Mårshagen at Fyrklöverns Stugby. - Now, in the winter, for example, you can go



skiing down Rättvik’s slalom slopes, which is quite close by. Rättvik is a fairly small and cosy ski resort that is great if you are a beginner or traveling as a family with smaller children. - You can easily get to Orsa Grönklitt or Sälen by car, if you want a bit more of a challenge on the slopes. And of course, we have excellent opportunities for long-distance cross-country skiing right here in the local area. Does it get fully booked in the cabins during the school holidays? - Yes, there are usually many families who come and visit us then. Especially during the race week (Vasalopp), when there are many people going out on the skiing tracks. Many people choose to stay with us, even though the

race takes place about 40 kilometers away. It’s a bit calmer here, and that is something appreciated by many. Additionally, we are about half the price for the accommodation, when compared to the larger ski resorts. What else is there to discover in the area around Rättvik and Siljan? - There are several nice hiking and cycling trails that go through the forests. You can rent a bike direct from us and then it is just a case of heading out on an adventure in the wonderful nature. - And as soon as the ice is thick enough on lake Siljan, there are great opportunities for adventures in a fantastic winter wonderland environment. It is something that is extremely appreciated - both by our local population and


by all who come and visit us, continues Per Mårshagen. - There is a small non-profit organisation in the area that plows the ice and makes sure that it is nice to go out on. Taking a trip out on ice skates is really something I can recommend! You need to tell us more about the summer toboggan run. It sounds like fun! - Yes, it really is a fun experience. It is located on the same slalom slope that is used for skiing in the winter, so in this way the slope is used all year round. Then you have Dalhalla just a few kilometers away. It must also be a popular day trip destination. - Yes, it really is. Dalhalla has become very well-known, even internationally, as a concert and theatre venue, artists from all over the world have visited over the years. Many people who want to experience one of these events choose to stay with us, continues Per Mårshagen. Also, you can boast about what is probably the world’s longest wooden pier. - Yes, it’s really amazing. The pier is a total of 628 meters long, and truly worth a visit. Lake Siljan is very shallow, so the pier was built in 1895 to enable the steamboats to load easily. - And right next to the pier is a cosy restau-

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Summer of water at Vetlanda Museum Who’s water are you? That is the question of the exhibition by artist Jeanette Schäring. ”Who’s water are you? Colours and communication in nature” is displayed at Vetlanda Museeum until September 15th. At the exhibition you will meet water collected by people of different ages and tales of where the water is collected and what it means for the person who sampled it.


here are equally many thoughts and tales as water filled beakers hanging from the ceiling in the grand exhibition gallery. The water shifts in different colours during the exhibition, depending on what it consists. Thoughts on environment and our sensitive eco system is mixed with thoughtful quotes. A film tells of the significance of the water for some of the exhibition’s participants. The water theme continues at Vetlanda Museeum’s culture historical exhibition in newly renovated locales. There you will meet tales, fables and water creatures from the traditions of the Småland Highland’s folklore. The waters and the lakes in the municipality of Vetlanda are presented, water that has been crucial for transport and survival through thousands of years, as well as tips on excursion destinations such as bathing

places, fishing spots and canoeing routes. Water-driven mills, health sources and sacrifice sources are other themes in the exhibition. Otter, river pearl mussel and various fishes are some of the animal species presented as well as parts of the plant life near water. Together with Njudungs Energi, the museum tells how clean water pours from our cranes in our homes and what happens to the waste water. Vetlanda municipality also offers everyone to participate in an environmental education, which helps to keep our water clean and create a sustainable future from an environmental perspective. Artworks on the theme of water are also selected from the museum’s art collection and are displayed in one of the galleries. Vetlanda Museum collects history and contemporary art in dialogue with its visitors and in the exhibition a memorial gathering is ongoing on the theme of water, where everyone is welcome to contribute. An exhibition walk for all ages is under way in the exhibition, where winnings

are awarded after the end of the exhibition. With the vision of being a museum for everyone, there are of course also exciting tracks for the younger visitors. One room has extra fun things for the very youngest and everyone is welcome to participate in the name competition to find a name for the museum’s new children’s friend the otter! In the Vetlanda Museum there is also an arts and craft workshop with the knowledge of the hand in the center. There, all generations are encouraged to create together and during the summer the theme is obviously water. Welcome to paint with watercolors and make bark boats. Games and toys are also available to borrow in the museum and can be used in the park outside. Opening hours are Tuesday - Sunday 12-16. Always free entrance. Text: Editorial




Queen of the Amazons


he Amazon Queen opera was written 1760 by the princess Maria Antonia Walpurgis Symphorosa (1724- 1780) and was inspired by Kristina, the Swedish queen. Besides operas, she also wrote novels, was a harpsichordist and a singer with herself in the lead role at the premiere of Talestri, the Amazon Queen 1760 in Nymfenburg, Munich. The opera was set up around Europe in the late 18th century, but has since been forgotten. Much like other work of women through the history, until now. - We are awakening Walpurgis powerful music and highlights an ever present and contemporary theme, Ditte Hammar says. In the Amazon Queen, the audience is shown a war between men and women which has been ongoing for as long as anyone can remember. They are bitter enemies and meet only on the battlefield. On the border between their countries, the armies stand guard and attack the other side in turn. The ruthless warrior women are about to crown a new queen and she is required to make a sacred vow to spend her life fighting against the enemy: the men. The queen however, falter. Might there be a way to co exist? - I have been working with opera my entire adult life, but only heard a few years ago of women composers through the history. It made me curious of course and since then I have delved through the history of music to find the best bits. The best thing I found was without a doubt Maria Antonia Walpurgis. Not only because the basic premise is very tickling. What makes The Amazon Queen so interesting as an opera? - First of all, the music is very beautiful, which obviously is a essential condition. Above all, the story is exhilarating, especially since it was written by a woman 350 years ago. Maria



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Antonia was a princess and indeed had certain privileges, but it’s still immensely interesting. Will the meeting between the men and the women be like expected? - I’m sure the audience will be very surprised, says Ditte Hammar. The opera was written in the 18th century, but we have changed the story to take place in a dramatic science fiction-universe insteda. The production designer Marie Abildgaard Moberg, and I were contemplating for a long time where this world, in which women and men live completely separately and barely know about each other, could exist. We are both very fascinated by the sci-fi genre, travels to other worlds and other planets where everything is possible. The more we worked with the production, the clearer it became that this would be the most thrilling solution. We will therefore have lasers on stage as well as science fiction inspired clothes and decor. - As earlier mentioned, I think the audience will be very surprised, not only by the visual, but also the way the story takes when the nationalities approaches each other more and more. Maria Antonia must have been seen as a fire cracker at the time, since it was very exotic that women created music at all? - She was indeed! When the first printing press for sheet music was invented, it was her work that first was printed. She was surely a role model in many ways for the creative work of women, finishes Ditte Hammar with a smile. This grand and slightly forgotten baroque opera is a collaboration between Den Andra Operan, the performing arts company Kamraterna, the Orchestra Damkapellet from Copenhagen and the choir Operadonnorna. The opera is played from June 19th to July 11th at Arsta Theatre in Stockholm. Text: Tony Manieri Photo: Maximilian Mellfors

Maria Antonia of Bavaria Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria, born 1724 at Nymphenburg Castle - dead 1780 in Dresden, was a German composer and a princess of Sachen. She was married to Prince Fredrik Kristian of Sachsen. She reigned in Saxony under her son Frederick August I of the Saxon’s cohabitation, together with her brother-in-law Frans Xavier of Saxony from 1763 to 1768. Maria Antonia was the daughter of Maria Amalia of Austria and Prince Charles VII (a German-Roman Emperor).




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