The Museum of Art: Tove Jansson
We know Tove Jansson first and foremost from the Moomin valley, but she also had a great career in painting, illustrations and sartirical cartoons. Visit the museum this spring to get a broader picture of Finland's most beloved artist – it is definitely worth a closer look! Tove Jansson – To Create and Live is the most extensive and versatile presentation of Tove Jansson's work made in Sweden so far. Visitors can also learn even more with talks, activities and workshops.
Gothenburg Museum of Art, until May 21.
Göteborgs konsthall: Through the things we make
Åsa Norberg and Jennie Sundén is the artist duo behind the main exhibition at Göteborgs konsthall this spring. Through the Things we Make is all about how arts and design can help shape social change. The exhition is focused around our home and the things there, reflecting various epoches, ideals and attitudes. Göteborgs konsthall is admission free and located next to the Museum of Art at Götaplatsen.
Göteborgs konsthall, until April 17.
The City Museum: The birth of Gothenburg + Music scene Gothenburg
We are getting closer to Gothenburg's 400th anniversary and the museum celebrates by looking back at the birth of the city and the 17th century in a new permanent exhibition. What was the lifestyle back then? Get to know the Gothenburgers and their life in exclusive drawing rooms and poor neighbourhoods from around the time when the city was founded.
The exhibition about the music scene in Gothenburg continues! It offers a great chance to dive into the music from Gothenburg and explore the culture with photos, music, films and even by learning to play yourself. Listen to the museum's own spotify list for some samples from 1955–2018.
Gothenburg City Museun
The Birth of Gothenburg, opens March 11 // Music scene in Gothenburg, until January 2018.
The Maritime Museum & Aquarium: The Octopus
Visitors get the chance to dive deep into the octopus journey through history – in science, popular culture and as a mythological creature. The Octopus exhibition runs until October this year and combines cultural history with biology.
The Maritime Museum & Aquarium, The Octopus, until October 1.
Liseberg: Klubbland – about Håkan Hellström
When Liseberg amusement park opens up for spring – so does the new exhibition Klubbland. The tribute to local star Håkan Hellström is described as an attraction where the visitors get to go on a musical ride beyond a regular exhibition. Interactive, visual and musical features are offered
Liseberg, opening April 22.
The Museum of World Culture: Afghan Tales + Crossroads
The major exhibition Crossroads opens up in stages between 2016 and 2018 and in April it is time for a new part. The exhibition is inspired by the myriad of crossroads where humans negotiate, collide and exchange ideas. It reflects on the world today and closely everything is connected.
The exhibition Afghan Tales opened last spring, but has been extended into this summer. Take a look at contemporary photography beyond the news reporting with a local's perspective and different themes, techniques and expressions from 22 Afghan photographers painting a complex image of the country.
The Museum of World Culture
Afghan Tales, until June 12 //Crossroads, new section opening April 8.
Röda sten Art Centre: Asylum + Protect / Release
This spring you can see two parallell exhibitions about migration and identity at Röda sten art centre. Asylum is the German video artist Julian Rosefeldt's first solo exhibition in Sweden and is made up from nine films that together forms one grand installation. The work explores stereotypes connected to different migrant groups, identity and work. Protect / Release shows two of Hanne Nielsen and Birgit Johnsen's latest works Drifting and Camp Kitchen. The artists are pioneers in the feminist video art scene Denmark and brings up topics like asylum and activism.
Röda sten Art Centre, February 3–April 9.