The Gothenburg Colourists, April 22, 2023 – April 7, 2024
At the Gothenburg Museum of Art, you can experience the Gothenburg Colourists – a group of artists who lived and worked on the Swedish west coast. The vast majority of the group of artists had been students at Valand’s painting school during the 1920s. During the 30s they made a breakthrough with their powerful color expressionism. To name a few, the Gothenburg colourists includes Åke Göransson, Ivan Ivarson, Ragnar Sandberg, and Inga Englund-Kihlman.
The Mystery of Banksy “A Genius Mind”, June 9 – September 8
The mysterious street artist Banksy has hardly escaped anyone who is interested in art. Despite his well-known paintings on buildings around the world, his real name and identity remains unknown. Banksy’s art and installations often reflect injustices in the world and often have a political message. The exhibition The Mystery of Banksy “A Genius Mind”, which shows reproductions of Banksy’s most famous works, premiered in Munich last year followed by Berlin, Vienna and Hamburg, among others. This summer it’s time for Gothenburg and Eriksbergshallen on the island of Hisingen.
A World of Games, April 1, 2023 – Summer 2024
The exhibition A World of Games at the Museum of World Culture takes you on a journey in the spirit of games, from 4,000-year-old board games to today’s game culture. In the exhibition, you will also be able to challenge your loved ones, learn about games that are banned and play copies of games from the collections.
I am the Camera, February 11 – December 30
The Hasselblad Foundation celebrates Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary with the new permanent exhibition I am the Camera. The exhibition has been inspired by Victor Hasselblad’s interest in nature and includes historical material that has rarely been shown as well as several contemporary works. Among other things, you can see Hendrik Zeitler’s nature photograms in the series “1:1 Hammarkullen” and Susanne Fagerlund’s hologram from “the Doppelgänger series”, created in collaboration with Artificial Intelligence.
Nordic Fashion Now: Knitwear and Print, May 13 – September 30
For those interested in clothing and fashion, we can highly recommend a visit to the exhibition Nordic Fashion Now: Knitwear and Prints on display at the Röhsska Museum. Explore 15 new Nordic fashion talents who exhibit innovative design in knitted fashion and print technology.
400 years of history, now – January 7, 2024
The Museum of Gothenburg welcomes you to explore 400 years of history through its four basic exhibitions about Gothenburg’s dramatic history. A journey through time, from the mystery of the medieval silver heart to the world’s first Volvo. The 400 years-exhibitions can be found on the second floor of the museum.
Sea of Stories, permanent exhibition
Thanks to hundreds of objects, personal stories, pictures and archive footage, the Maritime Museum and Aquarium takes you on a 400-year journey to foreign ports and stormy seas. In the exhibition Sea of Stories, you meet the people who crossed and used the world’s oceans for 400 years.
In the art quarters of Vasastaden, in the central parts of Gothenburg, there are plenty of exciting small galleries that shows contemporary art from both established artists to ground-breaking newcomers. One of the examples is Galleri Thomassen, which you’ll find at the street Götabergsgatan 32. The gallery was founded in 1990 by Paul Thomassen, who represents both new and recognized artists. See current exhibitions here.
Sculpture exhibition in Pilane, season opens May 13
With a magnificent view, you can experience art in the open air in Pilane, nominated as one of Europe’s top ten sculpture parks by The Guardian, together with Louisiana in Denmark and Vigeland Park in Olso. Pilane is a place where humans have gathered for thousands of years. In the eight-hectare cultural landscape at the island of Tjörn, you will find lots of beautiful, exciting and interesting sculptures by several contemporary artists. This year, Pilane will be visited by the world-famous artist Ai Weiwei, who will show his beautiful and exciting installation Roots – seven gigantic roots from the underworld. In addition, there is a new site-specific sculpture by Charlotte Gyllenhammar and works by Tony Cragg, Maria Miesenberger, Hans Gothlin, Anna Fasshauer, Ingela Palmertz and Ingrid Ogenstedt.
The 90s at Mölndals Stadsmuseum, opens May 25
At Mölndals Stadsmuseum, you can travel back in time to the 1990s for a while, and experience the decade’s wonderful music, fashion, events and trends. The museum is also looking for period items, so if you have something from the 90s that you still want to get rid of – why not put it on display instead?