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KVADRART – Scandinavia’s Largest Street Art Exhibition

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We had the opportunity to be at the opening of a fantastic collection of street art, where about 100 artist from Sweden, Italy, France Russia and the Netherlands contributed with paintings and sculptures. Some of the pieces hanging at KvadrArt come as an explosion of colour to remind us how this free manifestation of …

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¨Diesel, Finally It All Makes Sense¨ – Fashion and Photography that shaped our era at Fotografiska

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The Diesel campaigns with their slogan “For successful living” became world famous in the mid and late 90’s, with controversial photographs by some of the most prominent fashion photographers of the time like Ellen von Unwerth and David LaChapelle.  The Diesel adverts were so outrageous, so rebellious, loaded with a critical and a …

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Last chance to catch Anton Corbijn’s exhibition at Fotografiska

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Anton Corbijn‘s days at Fotografiska have brought the longed-for old school rock memories to Stockholm and it has also reminded us of the vast possibilities of different elements in the photographic vocabulary, like visual metaphors, analogies, symbolism and realism.   The Dutch photographer brought to Fotografiska a couple of hundred music photographs, if we should …

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Insomnia at Bonniers Konsthall – a sleepless night at the museum

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Last weekend we witnessed a unique all-night vernissage of the exhibition Insomnia at Bonniers Konsthall with a total duration of 12 hours filled with performances, workshops, live music, DJs, and rituals. The vernissage started at 6:39 pm and lasted until the gallery’s doors closed at 6:40 am. The rituals of …

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Patti Smith opens Eighteen Stations photo exhibition in Stockholm

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Perhaps there is no past or future, only the perpetual present that contains this trinity of memory. Patti Smith Artist, performer and poet Patti Smith was present at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern to inaugurate her own photo exhibition called Eighteen Stations. With striking kindness Smith strolled around her exhibition, saying hi to the public …

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Shopping For Contemporary East Asian Art

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Art lovers in Stockholm have been treated with much cherished doses of contemporary East Asian art this year. Wetterling Gallery ran “The Doubling of Reality” solo exhibition by Berlin-based Korean painter SEO in April and May, while ArkDes and Moderna Museet’s joint presentation of their “Yayoi Kusama – The Infinity” …

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Way Out West celebrates its 10th year by breaking records

Zara Larsson

Way Out West celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and the festival was bigger than ever with more booked musical acts than ever, as well as daily film screenings and TV show releases. The festival had a record-breaking average of 33.000 people per day and the crowds gathered around the five …

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