Death – An Exhibition about Life

Can the memory of our dead be integrated into our public spaces? Can the cemetery become more attractive and inspiring? This is the theme of a summer exhibition in Galärvarvsparken on Djurgården.

The renovation of Liljevalchs’ pink building continue throughout the summer. This notwithstanding, there will still be art: Liljevalchs is financing and participating in the Death - An Exhibition about Life displayed in Galärvarvsparken on Djurgården from 4 June to 4 September.

Can the memory of our dead be integrated into our public spaces? Can the cemetery be more attractive and inspiring – a place for leisure and recreation? Nine artists have created works reflecting on these issues. How do the artists choose to design their own burial site, the memory of themselves or of someone else?

With the focus on visual art, the presentation also includes architecture, landscape architecture and performance art. The exhibition is an artist-driven project initiated by artists Stefan Karlsson and Lars Bergström, architect Tomas Lundberg and actor Cia Runesson. The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly-illustrated catalogue.

The participating artists are: Leif Elggren, Stockholm; Björn Perborg, Göteborg; Sonja Nilsson, Berlin; Gunilla Bandolin, Stockholm; Veronica Brovall, Berlin; Mandana Moghaddam, Göteborg; Berit Lindfeldt, Göteborg; Ulrik Samuelson, Stockholm; and Anna Koch, Stockholm.

The working group comprises: Mårten Castenfors, Director, Liljevalchs; Malin Ros Tägtström, Stockholm Art/Liljevalchs; Stefan Karlsson, project manager, curator and artist; Lars Bergström, curator and artist; Tomas Lundberg, curator and architect; Cia Runesson, curator and actor; Petter Hauffman, curator and landscape architect; Pia Kristoffersson, catalogue editor; and Lars Fuhre, graphic designer.

4 juni4 september

The Spring Salon 2017

The Liljevalchs Spring Salon is a proud tradition dating from 1921. As the renovation of our building in Djurgården continues, the Spring Salon will stay in the city centre. Opening day is 11 January 2017.


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The Spring Salon 2017

Death – An Exhibition about Life

Can the memory of our dead be integrated into our public spaces? Can the cemetery become more attractive and inspiring? This is the theme of a summer exhibition in Galärvarvsparken on Djurgården.

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Death – An Exhibition about Life

The Spring Salon 2016

A proud tradition dating from 1921, the 2016 Liljevalchs Spring Salon is unusual in many ways. The entire Salon moves to the city centre and for the first time we can exhibit outdoor art.

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The Spring Salon 2016

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With the point of departure in Swedish clothing traditions and international impulses and based on eleven themes, we present a utopian world focused on innovative thinking and imaginative fashion, including specially commissioned garments by Swedish fashion designers and international creations. The exhibition is now closed.

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Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward

Liljevalchs Opening Hours

Liljevalchs is closed during the renovation and will open again in the beginning of 2017. 

Getting here

Address for the administration during the renovation:
Nybrokajen 2, Blasieholmen  (behind the National Museum)

Getting here: 
Bus stops Nationalmuseum, Karl XII:s torg or Gustav Adolfs torg are close. Buses 2, 53, 55, 57, 65, 76