• Louise Nevelson, untitled, 1970, cardboard, metal foil, and paper on board, 20 × 16".


    Moderna Museet | Stockholm
    September 1, 2017–January 14, 2018

    Curated by Jo Widoff

    Nevelson had been working seriously as an artist for more than thirty years before she received significant recognition; too often, however, this belated appreciation took the form of hagiography—a mythifying focus on her outsize life story and decidedly flamboyant self-presentation. This concise show of nineteen works—the first major presentation of the artist in the Nordic region in nearly forty-five years—promises to return attention to Nevelson’s stunning art itself. The exhibition comprises her signature monumental black or white wood reliefs, a selection of paintings, and a wide offering of her lesser-known collages and works on paper. A major catalogue, with texts by Moderna Museet director Daniel Birnbaum, codirector Ann-Sofi Noring, critic Frans Josef Petersson, and Nevelson herself, accompanies the show.