(7) STIPENDIATER

On-going: 18th of June – 28th of August 2011

It was on a Friday afternoon, almost 10 days ago, that I dropped in to Sven-Harrys (Konstmuseum) to take a look at their summer exhibition, (7) Stipendiater. The sun was being particularly generous that day, so going in there seemed like the perfect idea to please my soul while cooling down the body. And as it was my first time there, I didn’t really know what to expect.

I must admit, that the big windows and an overwhelming entrance, made me think —for a split of a second— that maybe I didn’t really belong there. That feeling disappeared as quick as it came when I entered the room and was greeted with a warm, welcoming smile from the personnel.

Which reminded me —something that I should really know by now— that art belongs to everybody.

Aside the welcoming staff, it was primarily the artwork that astonished me. Walking into the first hall, I was embraced by colorful images of women in different circumstances, painted by Meta Isæus-Berling. And walking through the different halls and floors of the gallery, I was repeatedly amazed.

Siblings by Maria Hall (2011)

Mirrored Inverted Unconscious by Ylva Ogland (2009)

Photographs by Konsthopp

However, not too familiar with the background, I learned that the seven artists behind the exhibition (that interestingly enough, are all women) have all been awarded with scholarships from the Sven-Harrys Foundation, a scholarship that rewards promising and noteworthy artists within their field.

As an amateur and still learning, my favorite part was the introduction of “new” Swedish artists and the variety of work they present; the “simple”, two-dementioned paintings by Eva Kerek — the girls “demanding action” by Meta Isæus Berling — or the stunning “siblings” by Maria Hall. — And so much more.

Summing up: If you haven’t been there — check it out! Enjoy last days of summer and get to know some of Sweden’s outstanding artists.

Not sure you can go? See the work through “Konsthopp’s eyes” — here

Date: 18th of June – 28th of August 2011

Artists: Ylva Ogland, Meta Isæus-Berling, Karin Mamma Andersson, Maria Hall, Sonja Larsson, Eva Kerek and Åsa Larsson

Place: Sven-Harrys (Konstmuseum), Eastmansvägen 10, Stockholm

Opening hours: Wednesday, 11.00 – 17.00 ; Thursday, 12 – 20.00 ; Friday – Sunday, 11.00 – 17.00

Entrance fee: 60 kr ; 40 kr for students and pensioners ; free for children up to 18 years old

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