The Spring Salon 2016
Liljevalchs’ famous Spring Salon marks the opening of each new artistic year, presenting an authentic “smorgasbord” of art created by professionals and amateurs, old and young, representing high and low, paintings, embroidery, sculptures.
The Spring Salon is an eagerly-awaited juried exhibition. To be selected or not to be selected, that is the question for both well-established and non-established artistic practitioners. The Spring Salon is also a firm favourite of our visitors. In 2015, the Spring Salon attracted more than 90,000 visitors.
However, the 2016 edition of the Spring Salon is unusual. This year sees the beginning of the renovation and expansion of Liljevalchs. Designed by Gert Wingårdh, the new building will be linked with Carl Bergsten’s pink building in late autumn 2017.
For this reason, we are temporarily relocating the Spring Salon to the city centre. Occupying the two top floors of Stockholm’s new city space, Urban Escape, the art will have 1,800 square metres on two levels and two terraces at its disposal. The entrance is located at Brunkebergstorg, Malmtorgsgatan 8.
This year 114 artists/artist groups have been selected – the youngest is 23 and the oldest 99. Painting is the most popular technique, representing a little more than a third of the 214 works on display.
The 2016 Spring Salon jury comprises a trio of prominent artists all of whom have held exhibitions at Liljevalchs in recent years: Lena Cronqvist, Berit Lindfeldt and Maria Miesenberger. The jury is chaired by Mårten Castenfors, Director of Liljevalchs.
Salon in the city centre, produced in collaboration with AMF Fastigheter, runs
from 12 February to 10 April.