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.

For two years, while the builders and craftsmen were busy in Carl Bergsten’s pink building, the Spring Salon was relocated to the Stockholm city centre, a necessity that turned into a resounding success. In 2016, 83,387 visitors took a construction site hoist up to the split-level exhibition space with magnificent views at Malmtorgsgatan 8. In 2017 even more visitors, a total of 86,834, found their way to the Spring Salon at Malmskillnadsgatan 32.

On 12 January, in renovated galleries and with reinforced foundations, the Spring Salon will once again welcome visitors at Djurgården and will run for ten weeks, until 25 March, while construction work continues behind the building on the extension which will be completed in 2020, providing Liljevalchs with a new exhibition space in excess of 2,000 square metres.

The 2018 Spring Salon attracted 2,423 applications, of which almost two thirds were women. Of the 137 selected artists, 79 were women and 58 men; the average age of the applicants is 49. The youngest is a 19-year-old from Norrköping and the eldest, this as well as last year, is the veteran Siv Appelqvist from Lund who will celebrate her 93rd birthday this year.

Some 60 of the selected applicants come from the greater Stockholm area and one participant is from Helsinki. Otherwise the distribution is, as usual, extensive, from Brännö to Gotlands Tofta, from Luleå to Lund.

In keeping with recent years, painting is the dominant medium, represented by 131 works, including painting-based mixed media, followed by 41 drawings, 28 sculptures, 24 graphic and 23 textile works. All the artworks are for sale; the price is set by the participants and is displayed in the exhibition catalogue.

This year’s jury included artists Sara-Vide Ericson and Dan Wolgers, the writer Lena Andersson and was chaired by Liljevalchs’ director Mårten Castenfors.

12 januari25 mars

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