Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and Nationalmuseum arouses questions and life

By on February 23, 2019

Transformations, first performance on April 23 at Nationalmuseum.
The idea is a completely new museum experience where actors, art educators and visitors together arouses the art to life based on four works from the Nationalmuseum’s collections. The focus is on body ideals, portrait bags and hierarchies. Transformations is a collaboration between two of Sweden’s largest cultural institutions: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and Nationalmuseum.

What does a portrait say about what it is to be human? What symbols and expressions do we understand from a bygone era, which passes us unnoticed? For over an hour Ann Petrén, Robert Fux, Margareta Gynning and Alexander Kateb show the museum visitors through art history with a focus on body ideals, portrait bags and hierarchies. Transformations are not a play, nor a guided tour – the ambition is a highly unique experience where the museum visitors themselves will very much participate.

The idea for the project is Margareta Gynning and Ann Petréns and builds on their previous collaboration on portraits and body language in the exhibition Selfies – Now and Then at Nationalmuseum at Konstakademien 2014.

– To try together and look more closely at the ideals of earlier epochs in the hope of understanding how characterized we are of our own time norms and role play, feels very exciting, says Margareta Gynning, 1st curator of the National Museum, and Ann Petrén, actor Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

Transformations take place between April 23 and May 18 with limited number of seats. Tickets are sold through the Nationalmuseum’s website here>>.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Blasieholmen