Work categories:Robot Paintings Dark Factory Portraits Masterpieces Painters Palette Transforming Films Sculptures Chinese Whispers Dutch Golden Age Flower Paintings Dutch Golden Age Portraits Pixelated Paintings Composite Portraits Photographs Roses Neon Details Icelandic Poppies Ben-Day Dot Postcard Details Painting Photographs Paint Pigment Photographs Paper Photograph Paper Light Paintings Grid Pictures Spectrum Circles Luminograms Vertical Lines Colour Spirals Light Drawings Multi-Coloured Lines Neon Landscapes Mag Lights Coloured Light Projections Harmonographs Travelling Still Seascapes Photograms Yoga Photograms Diamond Photograms Touched Other Photograms Neon Works Neon Light Works Postcards from Vegas Alphabet Prints
20 February – 17 May 2020
Marina Abramović Paul Benney Patricio Bosich Glenn Brown Rob and Nick Carter Jake and Dinos Chapman Mat Collishaw Freddy Fabris Nancy Fouts Susanne Gottberg Stephane Graff Henry Hudson Tom Hunter Henrik Jonsson Mark Karasick Rachel Kneebone Ola Kolehmainen Jeff Koons Joseph Kosuth Wolfe von Lenkiewicz Heikki Marila Hynek Martinec Sara Masüger Alexander Mihaylovich Jarmo Mäkilä Cristiano Pintaldi Marc Quinn Recycle Group Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov Aurora Reinhard Anna Riwkin Jenny Saville Meekyoung Shin Yinka Shonibare CBE Kiki Smith Gavin Turk Koen Vanmechelen Nicola Verlato Hugo Wilson
The building blocks of the visual DNA of Western art can be traced back to a number of iconic works, so called signature pieces that have strong relevance in today’s world from the sculptures of antiquity to Mona Lisa and Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. Interestingly, the art historical narrative was shaped hand in hand with the collection and display practices of 19th century museums in Europe and these signature pieces play a leading role in the story of art no matter if we look at the earliest art historical publications or the latest versions on the same issue.
Inspiration – Iconic Works presents art that draws inspiration from iconic masterpieces, created by today’s contemporary artists. A selection of works from Nationalmuseum’s vast collections of paintings, plaster casts, drawings and applied arts is displayed in dialogue with the contemporary art objects
A major publication, edited by Dr. Susanna Pettersson will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Susanna Pettersson, Director General, Nationalmuseum and James Putnam, curator, London.
Dark Factory Portraits
30 July 2020 – 30 January 2021
Transforming masterpieces into ‘technologically advanced modern artwork’
Campaign Brief (online)
11 October 2013