The Spring Salon 2019

The Spring Salon at Liljevalchs is a cherished, controversial and lively tradition dating back to 1921. This year, the art year begins on 25 January when we open the doors to a Spring Salon with 136 participants showing 254 works.

Never before have so many wanted to exhibit at the Spring Salon. At the deadline in October we had received a total of 3,538 applications. While construction work on Liljevalchs+ noisily continued outside our pink building, the jury busied themselves with a concentrated scrutiny of the plethora of applications in order to select the works that together form the best Spring Salon.

68 per cent of the applications were from women. Of the 136 who were selected, 79 were women and 57 men; the average age is 49. The youngest is an 18-year-old from Stockholm and the oldest are two participants in their nineties.

The dominant technique is painting, including painting-based mixed media, with 120 works. Followed by drawings and graphic works, each represented by 23 works, and 22 sculptural and 18 textile works.

Some 60 participants come from the greater Stockholm area and the rest are distributed across the country, from Alingsås to Ör.

This year’s jury included artists Helene Billgren, Susanne Vollmer and Lasse Åberg, who is also a museum director. As usual, the jury was chaired by Liljevalchs’ director, Mårten Castenfors.

The Spring Salon has developed into a major and well-visited event that provides the participants with a unique opportunity to be seen by a very large audience. In 2018 we had the pleasure of receiving a total of 122,146 visitors – a new record thanks to an excellent jury and because we were once again back at dear old Liljevalchs on the Royal Island of Djurgården.

A warm welcome to the inauguration of the Spring Salon 2019 on 25 January. The exhibition will run until 24 March.

25 januari24 mars 2019

The Spring Salon 2019

The Spring Salon at Liljevalchs is a cherished, controversial and lively tradition dating back to 1921. This year, the art year begins on 25 January when we open the doors to a Spring Salon with 136 participants showing 254 works.

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The Spring Salon 2019

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

Liljevalchs opening hours

During the exhibition Soviet Poster Art:
Monday 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Wednesday and 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