• Open today 12–17

The Corona Collection – Public Art Agency Sweden’s acquisitions 2021

Opening 13 October 5–9pm, Inauguration 6.30pm

Skissernas Museum presents a selection of the more than 500 works of art by 350 artists that Public Art Agency Sweden acquired in 2021 in support of the Swedish art world during the pandemic. The Corona Collection will be placed at government agencies around the country – from the Swedish Public Employment Service, the Social Insurance Agency and the Tax Agency to court houses, universities and institutional residential homes for young people. The art will meet citizens at their places of work in many different contexts and under various conditions. What does it mean to encounter art at one’s workplace every day? How does art at a university contribute to the study environment and the education? What happens when people meet art in their everyday lives? This exhibition seeks to raise thoughts about the significance of encountering art in the spaces we share.

The collection includes works of art by artists of different generations and diverse backgrounds from the entire country. Nature, and especially trees, play a big role. The artists often deal with nature that is endangered and exposed, but also with nature as a transformative and inspiring force and as a place of rest and recharging. Many of the works deal with identity and self-image, memory and forgetfulness ­– fragments of memories that are brought to life and merge with other experiences. In many cases, the artists use materials and techniques that require a great deal of time and consideration, from charcoal and graphite drawings to carefully executed archival work. It is usually about a genuine love of the chosen material.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Public Art Agency Sweden.

Participating artists:

A Karlsson Rixon
Afrang Nordlöf Malekian & Nour Helou
Alexander Gustaf-Thompson
Andreas Glad
Anna Sjons Nilsson
Ayan Farah
Behjat Omer Abdulla
Carola Grahn
Charlotte Walentin
Christian Andersson
Daniel Hoflund
Danilo Stankovic
Elisabeth Moritz
Elizabeth Thun
Ella Tillema
Emm Berring
Emma Nilsson
Erik Holmstedt
Eva Klasson
Fathia Mohidin
Fredrik Nielsen
Fredrik Strid
Gerd Aurell
Gustaf Broms
Helmtrud Nyström
Hendrik Zeitler
Henrik Haukeland
Isabel Theselius
Johanna Gustafsson Fürst
Juri Markkula
Jöran Österman
Kristina Müntzing
Lap-See Lam
Lena Ylipää
Lisa Wallert
Lotta Antonsson
Martin Jacobson
Micael Norberg
Moa Israelsson
Norrakollektivet (Tomas Örn, Anja Örn &Fanny Carinasdotter)
Rasmus Nossbring
Rikard Fåhraeus
Rina Eide Løvaasen
Sam Hultin
Samaneh Reyhani
Samira Englund
Shiva Anoushirvani
Signe Johannessen
Sigrid Holmwood
Silje Figenschou Thoresen
Tarik Kiswanson
Tom Bogaard
Ulla Wiggen
Victoria Verseau

Read more about The Corona Collection at Public Art Agency Sweden