LYUBOV – Love in Russian

After almost two years of renovations, Liljevalchs celebrates its return to Djurgården with three exhibitions, including the world premiere of Staffan Julén’s and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s film on Russian love.

“With the world premiere of Staffan Julén’s film on love, in a Minsk-inspired cinema, Liljevalchs writes a new, thrilling chapter in its 100-year history. The project is, in positive terms, unusual and unexpected. Set design, film and seminars – all in honour of Svetlana Alexievich,” Mårten Castenfors, Director, Liljevalchs, explains.

The first screenings of LYUBOV – Love in Russian, a film by Staffan Julén and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, will take place on Saturday, 11 November. The joint film project, which took more than three years to complete, is an independent interpretation of the Belarusian author’s forthcoming book on love, based on hundreds of interviews.

Although focused on love, the film also contains epic stories about the Russian people; love that survives repression and persecution, well-educated young women who cannot find men worthy of them and love crushed by wars and disasters.

The film will be screened daily in a specially designed cinema inspired by the October cinema in Minsk, with set designs by Ulla Kassius and Moa Möller.

The film screenings will be accompanied by an extensive seminar programme, exploring issues such as the concept of truth in the era of post-truth; the conditions for free speech in contemporary Belarus and Russia, how to reconcile artistic subjectivity with the documentary and how we talk about love. 

Seminar participants include the poet, researcher and essayist Olga Sedakova from Moscow and the dramatist and cultural academic Yuliya Cherniavskaya from Minsk, both of whom appear in Svetlana’s books, the translator Kajsa Öberg Lindsten and the Danish writer Carsten Jensen.

The exhibition catalogue, a special edition of the journal Ord & Bild, garners texts, images and provides access to Staffan Julén’s documentary on Svetlana Alexievich, Den värsta lögnen är den dokumentära [The worst lie is the documentary], which was shown on SVT (The Swedish National Public Television Broadcaster), in the autumn 2016.

The exhibition runs from 12 November till 10 December. Open Tuesday–Thursday 12 am–8 pm, Friday–Sunday 11am–5 pm. Admission free, tickets for the film SEK 70.

11 november10 december 2017

Soviet Poster Art

Liljevalchs’ major autumn exhibition is an in-depth study of the Soviet Union of the 1920s. We will be presenting film and propaganda posters from a unique Japanese collection, produced during the brutal regimes of Lenin and Stalin by some of the foremost Soviet artists.

 

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Soviet Poster Art

Lars Lerin

Welcome to Lars Lerin’s pictorial world, created from water and pigment. This summer, Liljevalchs will display hundreds of paintings from Lerin’s 2002–2018 period. The rugged landscape of Lofoten or the ruins of Syria, a pillar-like birch forest or lines of files on archive shelves – Lerin reincarnates powerful visual impressions via his inimitable technique.

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Lars Lerin

Petra Gipp: Plaster Models and Book Launch

For architect Petra Gipp, working with models is key. The models allow her sculptural design idiom to take form in the space – or in the void – with a personal voice. At Liljevalchs, Gipp will present 34 plaster models, which are also depicted in a publication that will be launched in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition.

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Petra Gipp: Plaster Models and Book Launch

The Spring Salon 2018

The Liljevalchs Spring Salon is a proud tradition dating from 1921. Following extensive renovations to our building, the Spring Salon will once again be presented at Djurgården. And while the floors may be new and the walls freshly painted most things remain the same in this classic event.

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The Spring Salon 2018

LYUBOV – Love in Russian

After almost two years of renovations, Liljevalchs celebrates its return to Djurgården with three exhibitions, including the world premiere of Staffan Julén’s and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s film on Russian love.

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LYUBOV – Love in Russian

Traces of an Ongoing Memory

For more than a year, a video camera at the top of the Katarina Lift has documented all movement in the area surrounding Slussen in central Stockholm. The images for Mikael Lundberg and Mats Nordahl’s exhibition were created from 8,760 hours of film footage.

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Traces of an Ongoing Memory

Portraits of Politicians and Celebrities

At the 2017 Spring Salon, Camilla Holmqvist contributed five drawings of a very singular expression, depicting politicians and celebrities. Now she returns to Liljevalchs with a larger series of portraits.

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Portraits of Politicians and Celebrities

Focus on Finland – 3 x Aho & Soldan

Liljevalchs’ summer exhibition presents Finnish photography from the 1920s to the 1960s, featuring three pioneers of photography and documentary film from the same cultural family: Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan and Heikki’s daughter Claire Aho.

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Focus on Finland – 3 x Aho & Soldan

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

Liljevalchs opening hours

During the Lars Lerin exhibition:
Monday–Thursday 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Friday to Sunday 11:00 am–5:00 pm. 

Entrance fee: SEK 80, free entry for under 18s. Free entry for all on Mondays.

Getting here

Djurgårdsvägen 60.

Getting here:
Djurgården ferries from Slussen or Skeppsholmen, tram no 7, bus no 67. 

Parking
Falkenbergsgatan, just behind Liljevalchs