Current exhibitions

A Home

April 9 – August 21 2022

During an intense period at the previous turn of the century, Signe Maria and Ernest Thiel created one of Sweden’s finest and largest collections of Nordic contemporary art. When the collection outgrew the family’s apartment on Strandvägen, they commissioned the architect Ferdinand Boberg, to design the white palace on south Djurgården that is now the Thiel Gallery. The idea was to create a combined exhibition space and home in the main building, which was completed in 1907. In a conversation with Boberg, Thiel said: “I want a home decorated with paintings on all the walls, it should be pleasant, I want to live there.”

A Home looks at the Thiel Gallery’s origins as a residence and strives to explore and enhance its dual identity as a home and anart space. The theme is highlighted from a site-specific and contemporary perspective. In the spirit of the Thiels, we wanted to include contemporary art and have invited the following seven artists, who reflect in different ways on what a home is: Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena, Linda Hofvander, Lap-See Lam, Berit Lindfeldt, Sirous Namazi, Petronella Petander and Helene Schmitz.

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