Friday, April 21, 2017

Moderna Museet

I wrote about the Modern Art Museum in Stockholm previously here. It's still free but they charge for one or two major temporary exhibits if you want to see them. I love the place for the lunch spot with the beautiful overlook, interesting art pieces, and challenging thought processes. Here's a few random pics.


not art, just the sign for the toilets open for everyone









A friend recently posted on Facebook an article Performance Artist Stood Still for 6 Hours to Let People Do What They Wanted to Her Body. It's about Marina Abramović, grandmother of performance art, and a performance where she let people do what they wanted. It's called Rhythm 0 from 1974. The people were nice in the beginning, but then they ended up being awful and destructive. Normal people can become violent if they believe they won't be held accountable for their actions. The article is a shocking read. The museum had a whole exhibition of Marina including a slide show and table of the things used for Rhythm 0.

 


Here's some more random pics. Some of these are videos playing of previous live performances or the things she used to do them.





a 4-5 minute video, disturbing!







I didn't realize one of the video presentations of people staring at each other was from:


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hallwylska Museet

Hallwyl Museum is one of Stockholm's free museums. It's centrally located so I can't believe I missed it when I was here. It isn't huge so it's a nice hour or so of looking around at this 1890s home with the collection of Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl.