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Exhibition at the Gothenburg Museum of Art

Sten A Olsson’s Culture Scholarships 2020

The artists Carl Hammoud, Hanna Järlehed and Martin Solymar are the recipients of the Sten A Olsson Culture Scholarships 2020, in art and form. The exhibition shows several works by each artist, of which the majority have been newly produced and will be seen by the public for the first time.

Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture is an important institution in the cultural life of Gothenburg, which provides unique opportunities for artists to produce new works and increase their visibility. During the past 25 years, the Foundation has awarded a large number of scholarships to further the training of talented people in art, music, theatre, dance, literature and scenography. Sten A Olsson’s Culture Scholarships 2020 have been awarded to six culture practitioners who each receive
300 000 SEK to stimulate their development.

Dreamlike tropical landscapes, cosmic circles in ceramics and hyper realist painting. 

The exhibition at the Gothenburg Museum of Art emphasizes the opportunity for the artists to explore new expressions and methods – to work with different materials, go up in scale or investigate a new circle of motifs. The public will see paintings that range from dreamlike hallucinatory states to objective observation. Mysterious ceramic objects bring to mind both concrete natural materials and an abstract cosmos.

A comprehensive catalogue with longer personal interviews and ample visual material pertaining to all of the Culture Scholarship’s recipients has been produced in conjunction with the exhibition. 

Credits: nstallationsbild Stenahallen: Carl Hammoud, 2020 års mottagare av Sten A Olssons Kulturstipendium inom bild och form. Foto: Hossein Sehatlou.

Credits: Installationsbild Stenahallen: Martin Solymar, 2020 års mottagare av Sten A Olssons Kulturstipendium inom bild och form. Foto: Hossein Sehatlou.