Frida Fjellman makes unique sculpture for the National Museum

By on September 28, 2018
Frida Fjellman

Through a donation from Bengt Julin’s fund within the National Museum Friends, gets the National Museum’s newly renovated building a unique artistic decoration. The artist Frida Fjellman has created a sculpture in glass, wood and metal.

The approximate 7.5 meter high sculpture, which is currently being created, will from October 13th to meet visitors in connection with a newly built staircase between the lower bottom ceilings and the entrance floor.

– It’s great to be able to contribute to incorporating such a fine work in the National Museum’s building as the museum opens on October 13, says Ann Westin, chairman of Bengt Julin’s fund.

Frida Fjellman’s work Venus in glass was chosen by a jury at a competition with invited artists. The jury consisted of the board of Bengt Julin’s fund, reinforced with representatives from the National Museum.

– It is with great gratitude that we will receive this gift and look forward to seeing the finished sculpture. Nationalmuseum’s collections include older painting, sculpture, art on paper and crafts and design until today. Because Frida Fjellman would like to call herself a craftsman, the work will give a good impression of what’s going on in the museum, said Susanna Pettersson, superintendent at the National Museum.

Frida Fjellman (born 1971) has long experience of public decoration in both Sweden and abroad. She has achieved success with, among other things, attention-paid site-specific installations at the art arena Art Basel and at the fair Design Miami. In spring 2018, her exclusive exhibition Crystal Atmosphere was shown at the Hostler Borrows gallery in New York.

Bengt Julin’s foundation was founded in 1995 to contribute to the purchase of arts and crafts for museum collections. The fund, which is Nationalmusei Friends second largest, also awarding the Young Art Crafts Award every two years.

– We need funds and private donors who together with Nationalmuseum build the Nordic region’s leading art and design collection. The donation is a good example of cooperation that will benefit art and visitors, says Susanna Pettersson, superintendent at the National Museum.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm