My goal is to get up to speed -- and then keep up with -- the art, design, architecture, and fashion scenes in Stockholm. I moved here recently and am curious if people can recommend galleries, museums, and anything else I should follow for interesting shows, interesting new artists, speaker tours, that sort of thing, ideally relating to the above, but I'm also open to anything else :) In a bigger city like London or NY there are obvious tons of galleries and museums that constantly have great exhibits...I don't expect Stockholm to be at that level, but people always talk about "Swedish design" and I am curious to get into it, as well as art and architecture. I realize that leaves it open but mainly I care about galleries, museums, and other spaces where innovative creation is being displayed, and less about the medium (though architecture, photography, and haute cotoure type fashion are three specific interests...though you wouldn't know it from how I dress :). I think this question is a bit rambly but hopefully the "spirit" of it was conveyed.
Thanks in advance!
posted by wooh
on Mar 31, 2013 -
We're opening a small art gallery, and need a solution for hanging wall art on plaster walls, without putting holes in said walls. [more inside]
posted by klinefelter
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Last winter, our small-town nonprofit arts organization decided it wanted to do something during our long dark winters to bring people together to be creative in its gallery space. Thus was born free weekly drop-in adult creative time
. Problem is, people don't go. How do we change this? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife
on Oct 11, 2011 -
I've recently visited the Galleria Doria Pamphilj
in Rome, and there I discovered gallery walls ordered in a very crowded grid, "a grid that is typical to the 18th century", according to the audio guided tour.
I tried looking for further material on such wall arrangements, the history of curation, perhaps, or the concept of Grid in the practice of gallery curation. I've found none.
Can you recommend any leads (books/links) for learning such a subject?
posted by lipsum
on Jun 4, 2011 -
Tomorrow evening, I meeting with a gallery owner to show my work and discuss the potential for representation through the gallery. I am new to this whole thing. Help, please! [more inside]
posted by godshomemovies
on Mar 7, 2011 -
Are there any edgier or pop-culture themed art galleries in Boston, similar to LA's Gallery 1988? [more inside]
posted by serathen
on Jun 9, 2010 -
How can I find a small art gallery/event space to rent this upcoming Saturday night in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by dual_action
on Aug 10, 2009 -
I am an oil painter. I have a friend who is (was) a gallery owner (G). The gallery owner knew I am in touch with an esteemed oil painter (E) and arranged to have a two man show with E and another local (venerated) painter. Unbeknownst to E the G is/was in serious financial trouble. E had a gallery for a decade and had a decent reputation. Well, E's show went up and 3 paintings were sold. The other artist had 2 paintings sell. I know E trusted G largely because he felt if I was involved G is a good guy. (The "contact" type of arrangement). G's gallery has now closed and I have helped in final details as a volunteer as G has no staff. I consider G a friend..he has helped me as an artist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 28, 2009 -
I live in Madison WI and am looking to move to a larger city, under the impression that being in a larger city will provide me with more exposure and greater opportunities. I was thinking of moving to the outskirts of Chicago because it's close to my family in Madison and I love it there. I also miss Denver CO where I was born, but am unsure what kind of an art community it has. Does anyone know what cities are best for making a living as an artist? I have a degree in illustration but am also trying to get into gallery shows as well if that helps. Thank you very much for any advice.
posted by RaceTheDream
on Mar 31, 2009 -
Art museum painting framing question.
A common style of framing in art museums --- especially with abstract paintings such as Cy Twombly and Mark Rothko's works --- involves a thin strip of wood around the edge of a painting, perhaps with a few-millimeter gap between the edge of the canvas and the inner edge of the wood. The strip of wood is usually flush with the face of the painting. That's all there is to it. I would like to replicate this effect with some paintings I have. [more inside]
posted by jayder
on Jul 21, 2008 -
Appreciating the visual arts: what should I be looking at? What should I be thinking about? [more inside]
posted by brandnew
on Jun 6, 2008 -
I am considering consigning my artwork to a gallery in Florida and there is one point in the contact I am not sure how to interpret or change. [more inside]
posted by 45moore45
on Mar 10, 2008 -
How can I keep abreast of photo gallery openings, new photo exhibits, photo-related events in NYC? Any favorite online resources that do the work for you? [more inside]
posted by unmodern
on Feb 12, 2008 -
I'm looking for some shops or galleries in the Seattle area where I can expect to find art in the range of $100-$200. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 8, 2007 -
A new artist and the Bay Area gallery/cafe scene: how do I get my foot in the door? [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Nov 27, 2007 -
Where are the best places/sites/calendars/listings/oracles to find out about art shows in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty
on Nov 4, 2007 -
What is the best way to startup a small scale art gallery? I'm moving to a new apartment next week. The front room is an old store front. The previous tenant used it as a small art gallery. I'd like to continue this every so often. Not every month but when I get a really good show organized. I'm not concerned about making any money just mostly about showing off work I like. Do I have to register it as a business or non profit organization? Although, it's going to be small scale I would like to do some advertising as well. Not a whole lot but enough to get peoples attention. I'm really new to all this so I don't know very much about it. I've been thinking of some solutions like calling it an exhibition space and if someone wants to purchase something I'll just refer them to the artist and let them handle it themselves. Will that make things more complicated than necessary? Any advice would be very much appreciated.
posted by austinlee
on May 11, 2007 -
Imagine a cube-shaped building, with ten cube-shaped rooms along each side (10 rooms long, 10 high & 10 deep). Each cubular room has 4 walls, 1 ceiling and 1 floor. Each of the 6 interior
surfaces in all 1000 cubular rooms is decorated with a different piece of art.
The rooms can be moved around the building, as if it were an enormous Rubik's cube, but they can also be spun on their axes, so all 6 walls of all 1000 cubes is capable of touching all the others (if the cube is so arranged).
How many combinations of art within the 'Cube Gallery' are possible? If you can run me through the workings of the maths I would be extra grateful. Also, what technical words/phrases/language are useful/interesting in expressing this concept? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 24, 2007 -
I'm the co-producer of over 30 short films that are intended for cell phone and internet distribution. Rather than rent a theater for the premiere, I'd like to have a space, such as an art gallery, that will house five to seven video stations where guests can sample these short videos at their leisure. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer
on Mar 7, 2007 -
I think I am ready to begin the transition into trying to put my photography in galleries. My main question is what are the steps that artists go through to gain exposure for their work? I understand that in the case of great artists the work usually stands on its own but I also believe that it got there not on the material items merits but due the efforts of the artist to gain exposure for their work. [more inside]
posted by occidental
on Oct 24, 2006 -
Within the past couple of years there was an art installation in London (?) featuring a work that may have been called "Shy Camera." The piece was a security video camera mounted on an arm. When visitors approached, it turned away abruptly.
posted by Phred182
on Sep 12, 2006 -
Methods of Documentation: Getty My Work Onto Slide Film
Next weekend I am participating in an art show, my first in which work will be for sale, and because for one thing, I hung a piece in the silent auction, I have reason to believe I will sell at least one thing. (I have sold work before on commission, but this is still pretty exciting.)
I would like to have, in the future, in my portfolio, slides of any sold work. I do not have a tremendous budget but I'd rather spend a bit of cash than not have documentation of early sold work.
What method should I use to get my paintings and soforth onto slides? (See extended explanation).
Thanks much. I've got until the weekend to figure this out.
posted by tarintowers
on Oct 18, 2005 -
Anyone out there well-versed or versed in the protocol for submitting proposals for art projects to open call gallery shows? I'm a non-artist (maybe a dilettante is a better way to put it) who would like to submit an idea for a (two-dimensional, text-based) project to a gallery show soliciting submissions on a certain theme. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Apr 2, 2005 -