Artipelag
Entrance to Artipelag
Map
EstablishedJune 2012 (2012-06)
LocationStockholm, Sweden
Coordinates59°18′25″N 18°20′52″E / 59.30694°N 18.34778°E / 59.30694; 18.34778
Websitewww.artipelag.se

Artipelag is an art museum located on the archipelago in Stockholm, Sweden. Opened in June 2012, the building was designed by the late architect Johan Nyrén to fit into the surrounding landscape.[1][2][3] The building covers an area of approximately 10,000 square meters [4] and includes 3,000 square meters of art galleries and has 22 acres of surrounding natural scenery.[2]

View over the bay Baggensfjärden from the main hall
View over the bay Baggensfjärden from the cliffs beneath the museum

According to The New York Times, the museum was the "brainchild of Björn Jakobson, who founded the Swedish infant-care products company Babybjörn in 1961, and his wife, Lillemor."[5] The parent company Lillemor Design provided funding (approximately $69 million according to estimates in Swedish media.[5]

Notable exhibitions have included works by William Wegman[6] and Candida Höfer.[7][8] The artistic director of Artipelag is Bo Nilsson.[9]

The name of the museum is a pun on "arkipelag," the Swedish word for "archipelago."[5]

Exhibitions

The legacy of Andy Warhol April 15, 2016 - September 25, 2016

The Monochrome Symphony – Single-coloured Constellations of Art, Design, Fashion & Music October 16, 2015 – March 28, 2016

Land meets water – European and American photography from 1860 to the present May 29, 2015 – September 27, 2015

Mats Theselius – Urban Cowboy July 8, 2015 – August 23, 2015

Carouschka – The woman on the island April 29, 2015 – June 28, 2015

Earth Matters February 6, 2015 – May 3, 2015

HERE/NOW: A physical encounter in time and space October 17, 2014 – January 6, 2015

No man is an island – Artistic forays into the Stockholm archipelago May 23, 2014 – September 28, 2014

Reflections on mankind and the biosphere July 11, 2014 – August 17, 2014

The visible – Swedish contemporary photography February 7, 2014 – May 11, 2014

Blackboard – Teaching and learning from art October 11, 2013 – January 19, 2014

Hello Nature. How to Draw, Paint, Cook and Find Your Way May 25, 2013 – September 29, 2013

One, two, tree! June 14, 2013 – August 21, 2013

Poul Gernes / Sidekick / Cosima von Bonin March 8, 2013 – May 12, 2013

Enlighted: Electric light as the fairy of art October 27, 2012 – February 17, 2013

Candida Höfer – Affinities, Affinitäten, Affiniteter June 30, 2012 – October 28, 2012

Genius Loci June 3, 2012 – September 30, 2012

Photo gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "Artipelag / Nyréns Arkitektkontor". ArchDaily. Plataforma Networks Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Architizer. "Artipelag on Architizer". Architizer. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  3. ^ Inta, Liepa. "Artipelag – a new stop in Stockholm". Arterritory. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Dalkia manages Artipelag". www.dalkianordic.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-03. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Rose, Frank (3 September 2015). "The Swedish Museum That BabyBjörn Built". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2020. The brainchild of Björn Jakobson, who founded the Swedish infant-care products company BabyBjörn in 1961, and his wife, Lillemor, it was built by the parent company, Lillemor Design, at a cost estimated by the Swedish news media at some $69 million at the time.
  6. ^ Messina, Manuela (24 July 2013). "William Wegman: Hello Nature". Red Milk Magazine.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Candida Höfer first big show in Sweden". Phaidon. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Previous exhibitions". www.artipelag.se. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  9. ^ Iltnere, Anna (4 December 2012). "An ambitious archipelago of art". Arterritory. Retrieved 2 December 2013.