Göteborgs Konsthall

Göteborgs Konsthall is a museum of contemporary art in Gothenburg, Sweden. [1]

Göteborgs Konsthall
Göteborgs Konsthall

DescriptionEdit

Göteborgs Konsthall features both Swedish and international art. It is situated in a classicistic building from 1923 at Götaplatsen in the center of the city, next to Gothenburg Museum of Art (Göteborgs konstmuseum). Göteborgs Konsthall investigates the various forms of contemporary art and presents around five exhibitions a year. Alongside the exhibitions, Göteborgs Konsthall presents guided tours, creative workshops, artists talks, workshops, film screenings, performances, and in-depth lectures. Entrance is always free of charge for both program and exhibitions. [2]

HistoryEdit

Göteborgs Konsthall was designed by architects Sigfrid Ericson (1879-1958) and Arvid Bjerke (1880-1952). Göteborgs Konsthall was built during 1923 as an art exhibition hall for the Gothenburg Exhibition (Jubileumsutställningen i Göteborg) in celebration of the city's 300th anniversary. After the jubilee fair, the Gothenburg art association took over the direction until 1968 when the direction was handed over to the city and Göteborgs Konsthall became a part of Gothenburg Museum of Art. In 1995 the city decided to close down Göteborgs Konsthall due to financial difficulties. After protests the exhibition space was reopened in 1996 and stayed open until 2000. In 2001 the konsthall reopened as a division of the City of Gothenburg Cultural Affairs Administration.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Göteborgs Konsthall". goteborg.com. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Göteborgs konstmuseum". Avenyföreningen. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Ericson, Sigfrid (1879-1958)". KulturNav. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Arvid Bjerke". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved March 1, 2020.

Related readingEdit

  • Södergren, Arvid (1923) Historiskt kartverk över Göteborg upprättat för jubileumsutställningen i Göteborg (Göteborg: V. Wengelin)

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Coordinates: 57°41′48″N 11°58′46″E / 57.69667°N 11.97944°E / 57.69667; 11.97944