Two new art spaces have opened their doors in Stockholm this summer -Spiritmuseum and Artipelag. The first one is dedicated not only to Swedes' relationships with alcoholic beverages, all the aspects of their production and consumption, but also houses the extensive Absolut Vodka art collection. The collection was started with Andy Warhol "portrait" of Absolute Vodka bottle in 1986. The brad is renowned for its original and artistic advertising campaigns - inspired by the legendary vodka bottle, 850 artworks have been created between the year 1986 and 2004 by more than 100 artists.
The opening exhibition entitled Face it! features a collection of 70 most illustrious works, starring artists like Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst by and Keith Haring.
The museum comprising an art gallery, a bar, a restaurant and a tasting room is housed in a renovated 18th century ship hangar on Djurgården Island.
Artipelag, in its turn, is an embodiment of the words "art", "activities" and "archipelago" in a form of cultural and art territory. It offers a unique experience of art, architecture and nature in in Värmdö on the outskirts of Stockholm. Being a private initiative, the project is conceived by Björn Jakobsson, a founder of the well-known Swedish company BabyBjörn. The building itself design by the Swedish architect Johan Nyrén features a glass, concrete and tarred pine wood construction, fusing perfectly with its somewhat harsh surrounding environment. Artipelagk's first exhibition, called Platsens själ ("The Souls of Places", June 3 - September 30), is a symbolic celebration of Artipelag's unique symbiosis of nature and architecture. The museum coves 9200 m², comprising an exhibition hall and venues designed for conferences, concerts, shows and theatrical performances. Artipelag houses also two restaurants and a Swedish design shop.Share it:
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