Stockholm

Stockholm

Ulrik Samuelson

Moderna Museet | Stockholm
Skeppsholmen
December 5, 1998–February 7, 1999

Ulrik Samuelson may not be a household name worldwide, but in Nordic art history, his environments from the ’60s and ’70s are canonical, and his doings outside traditional art venues (like his gigantic installation in a Stockholm subway station) remain compelling enough to deserve broader international recognition. Still, many installations—Nekromanti, 1966, Caput Mortuum, 1969, Totem, 1973—have not been seen even in Scandinavia since their unveiling. This retrospective, curated by Cecilia Widenheim, will correct that, and also present a large selection of Samuelson’s Duchampian objects and paintings. The catalogue will include essays by Olle Granath and Lars Nittve, among others.