Press

Images

Do you want to use images of the artworks in the collection, pictures of the building, the interiors of the house or the park? Read more

The images on the press page are high-resolution and adapted for print media, click on the image to download.

Contact 

Sophie Allgårdh
Curator
Events | Press | Communication
Email: sophie.allgardh@thielskagalleriet.se
Cell phone: + 46 (0)70 845 60 87

Cecilia Rainer
Museum Assistant | Digital Communication
Email: cecilia.rainer@thielskagalleriet.se
Cell phone: +46 (0)73 973 36 51


Carl Johan De Geer – The big misconception. Photo: Carl Johan De Geer.

CARL JOHAN DE GEER | THE BIG MISCONCEPTION
October 16 2021 – March 20 2022

Carl Johan De Geer began designing his imaginative and expressive large patterns in strong colours and contrasts in the early 1950s. They were a protest against the prevailing brownish, discreet style, and the aesthetic values he grew up with. He wanted to change society with colour and form.

“It’s connected to an idea we had at the time, that you could create a new and better world without war, with prints, bright colours and music. A big misconception.”

Since his debut in the early 1960s, Carl Johan De Geer (b. 1938) has been a prominent figure in Swedish culture. Innovative, provocative and brilliantly multitalented, he has practised as a visual artist, designer, filmmaker, photographer, stage designer and writer. But he knew from the start that he wanted to be a textile designer.

The big misconception presents Carl Johan De Geer's textile works. Fabrics, print sketches, installations and photographs from the early 60s to the beginning of the 21th century are shown together with films where Carl Johan De Geer talks about his inspiration and output.

The exhibition was produced by Bildmuseet, Umeå University in collaboration with the artist. The exhibition was previously shown at Bildmuseet 12 april – 15 september 2019 and Kulturen in Lund on 4 April – 30 August 2020.

Carl Johan De Geer in front of the textile pattern Boberg, created 1993. Photo: Carl Johan De Geer

Carl Johan De Geer, Yellow room, 1991. Installation view Thielska Galleriet. Photo: Thielska Galleriet

Carl Johan De Geer, Yellow room, 1991. Installation view Thielska Galleriet. Photo: Thielska Galleriet

Carl Johan De Geer, textile pattern Monster, created 1986. Photo: Thielska Galleriet

Carl Johan De Geer, Installation view. Thielska Galleriet. Photo: Thielska Galleriet

Carl Johan De Geer, Installation view Thielska Galleriet. Photo: Thielska Galleriet

Carl Johan De Geer, installation view Thielska Galleriet. Photo: Thielska Galleriet

Carl Johan De Geer, Grandfather's lunch, 1994, installation view Thielska Galleriet. Photo: Thielska Galleriet

Carl Johan, installation view Thielska Galleriet. Photo: Thielska Galleriet

Carl Johan De Geer, The big misconception, installation view Thielska Galleriet. Photo: Thielska Galleriet


Current exhibition
Hjalmar Söderberg and the Visual Arts

Prolonged until January 9 2022

Astrid Kjellberg-Juel, Portrait of Hjalmar Söderberg, 1912, oil on canvas. Belonging to Bonniers portrait collection. Photo: Per Myrehed

Ernest Thiel and Hjalmar Söderberg were very good friends and the author used to stay in a room at the Thiel Gallery when visiting his friend. The exhibition shows portraits of Söderberg and drawings made by Söderberg himself. Books with ornaments made by the author and other objects that relates to Söderberg are also exhibited.

Read more and press images