What happens when the North meets Japan? An exhibition about the transformative impact of Japonisme in Nordic art.
Exotic geishas, new ways of depicting nature and rarefied aesthetics. Encountering Japanese art changes the European art scene in the second half of the nineteenth century, and the widespread enthusiasm for all things Japanese also makes itself felt in Nordic art.
Two Worlds as One
Exhibition period: 7 October 2016 – 19 February 2017
Many roads lead into Aisha Khalid’s art – and many worlds unfold in the Pakistani contemporary artist’s hypnotic art, which is executed with great precision. In this exhibition children and families could explore a realm full of patterns that flicker before your eyes, hiding veiled women, fairy-tale figures and holes opening up on other worlds. Beneath the surface you can also find stories about how identities are formed, about power structures and Western ideas about Pakistan.
In an exhibition with special focus on modern and contemporary art you could view a selection of SMK's highlights.The exhibition forged links across different periods including expressionism, Surrealism, political art and experimental art.
Delve into the archives
Here you can see what exhibitions closed at SMK in 2015. Click on the boxes for the exhibitions and you will see the archived exhibition pages.
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