Moderna Museet adds 200 paintings, sculptures, and drawings added to Collection

During 2013, the Moderna Museet Collection of modern and contemporary art – one of the most important in the world – was augmented by more than 200 artworks by both Swedish and foreign artists. The new works consolidate Moderna Museet’s position as the Nordic countries’ leading museum for modern and contemporary art. They extend and give greater depth to the Moderna Museet’s status as the home of some of the most important art of our time.

The new works comprise paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos, installations and photographs by artists from various countries. Through strategic acquisitions plus donations by private individuals and the Friends of Moderna Museet, the museum is continuing to trace an impressive line from the breakthrough of modernism up to the present. One example is the donation of a piece from the now world-famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Fairytale – 1001 Chairs, a fine complement to the museum’s unique collection of works by Marcel Duchamp. Another purchase is the painting Morris Men, by the Iranian-born artist Tala Madani, who has just ended a well-received exhibition at the museum. This is a highly personal commentary on the painting tradition, which is otherwise dominated by American and male forerunners.