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The Moderna Exhibition 2006 looks at the relationship between the self and the surrounding world. The mass media, for instance, mixes fictitious stories and personal accounts from different parts of the world with real events. Geography is fragmented. More than ever, personal experience is a tool for finding one’s bearings in this environment. Like the fragmented perception of time and space, personal experiences arise from varying, and sometimes contradictory, situations. They do not simply stem from concrete definitions of who I am or where I come from. Thus, the question is no longer “Who am I?” but: “When am I?”.

The selection of artists mixes the firmly established with the relatively unknown. The spatial presentation has been strongly emphasised, with a view to enhancing the overall experience. The exhibition is arranged along a route, through the temporary exhibitions hall, via one of the sections usually devoted to the collection – from descriptions of the world, to imaginative renderings of inner realities – to the entrance areas of the museum and the Stockholm suburb of Hökarängen.

Admission price includes the catalogue. In order to give more depth to the exhibition and also make it more accessible, a 348-page catalogue, with essays, artist biographies and illustrations.

Curators: Pia Kristoffersson (Gävle konstcentrum), Magdalena Malm (IASPIS) and John Peter Nilsson (Moderna Museet).

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The Moderna Exhibition 2006
Kuratoren: Pia Kristoffersson, Magdalena Malm, John Peter Nilsson

Künstler: Christian Andersson, Henrik Andersson, Karin Mamma Andersson, Torsten Andersson, Johanna Billing, Miriam Bäckström, Magnus Bärtas, Ann Böttcher, Camilla Carlsson, Loulou Cherinet, Jonas Dahlberg, Jacob Dahlgren, Nathalie Djurberg, Cecilia Edefalk, Per Enoksson, Andreas Eriksson, Annika Eriksson, Elis Eriksson, Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena, Felix Gmelin, Per Hasselberg, Annika von Hausswolff, Mats Hjelm, Saskia Holmkvist, Jan Hafström, Lisa Jeannin, Matti Kallioinen, Gunilla Klingberg, Oskar Korsar, Annika Larsson, Marianne Lindberg De Geer, Jenny Magnusson, Dorinel Marc, Monika Marklinger, Tova Mozard, Sirous Namazi, Jonas Nobel, Ylva Ogland, Ola Pehrson, Ride 1 (Ronny Hansson, Jonas Kjellgren, Stig Sjölund), Fia-Stina Sandlund, Linda Tedsdotter, Magnus Thierfelder, Johan Thurfjell, Magnus Wallin, Anna Wessman, Ola Astrand