From Paris to Grez-sur-Loing, the many Swedish artists’ colonies in France show the sustained interest of the Swedes in French life and the French art scene over the centuries. Still today many Swedish artists choose to settle in France. Swedish artists formerly living in France included Alexandre Roslin and Julia Beck, but who are today’s artists?
The exhibition, designed by the French curator Christian Alandete, aims to show the vivacity of these ‘Ecoles suédoises’ in Paris. Echoing the famous ‘Ecole de Paris’ which, in the early 20th century, referred to foreign artists living in Paris, the exhibition reveals a wide variety of practices rather than stylistic uniformity or an organised artistic movement. Arranged around a central presentation exploring notions of territory and shifting identities, the exhibition takes its inspiration from the avant-garde Salons and features artists from different generations and backgrounds.
Thomas Ahl, Birgit Alm-Pons, Katarina Axelsson, Eva Bergman, Karin Crona, Ann Dillemann, Maud du Jeu, Jens Ferm, Gun Fransson, Katrine Helmersson, Madlen Herrström, Nanna Johanson-Quillin, Tarik Kiswanson, Setareh Korkchi, Sidney Levine, Karin Lewin, Liv Mathilde Méchin, Anna Nilsdotter Karlson, Iris Olsson, Fredrik Ramberg, Michael Rehnvall, Tonie Roos, Ulla Rousse, Osa Scherdin, Anna Senno, Lena Steen Gensollen, Susanna Sundman, Nils Thornander, Wiveka Wachtmeister, Agnes Widbom, Örjan Wikström.
Thursday – Sunday/ 14:00 – 19:30
Vernissage. 11.07.2018 / 18:00 – 21:00
Admission free at 10, rue Elzévir.
Meet the artists: who is the artist behind this work?
Part of the Garden In Summertime programme.
In collaboration with Svenska Konstföreningen i Paris (Swedish Art Association in Paris).