Current and upcoming exhibitions



Siri Derkert, Riders, 1916-17. Photo: Bukowskis

Form and colour – André Lhote and Swedish cubism

September 16, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Many Swedish artists studied under the French cubist André Lhote (1885-1962). This exhibition is the first to focus on the extensive but unknown teacher-student relationships that began in the early 1910s between Lhote and his first Swedish students, Georg Pauli and Prince Eugen. In the ensuing five decades, Pauli and Eugen were followed by several generations of Swedish students; some 50 of these are featured in this presentation, including Siri Derkert, Olle Bærtling, Philip von Schantz, and Elsa Danson Våghals.  Works by Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay and other artists are also shown in the exhibition.


Èva Mag – The Åke Andrén Foundation Art Grant

September 27 – October 29, 2017

The Åke Andrén Foundation Art Grant was established in 2011 to award a grant of SEK 500,000 to a promising young artist. The award includes the opportunity to show a few works at Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde. This year the artist Éva Mag is the winner.


Annika Ekdahl, Definitely Gold. Foto: Åke Nilsson. Bild beskuren.

Annika Ekdahl, Definitely Gold. Photo: Åke Nilsson

Annika Ekdahl – Woven Image Worlds

October 14, 2017 – February 11, 2018

In magnificent tapestries, Annika Ekdahl (b. 1955) – one of our finest Nordic textile artists – imbues a historical textile genre with new vibrancy. Ekdahl’s technically complex works are created in a late-mediaeval tapestry method, but depict the artist’s observations of contemporary life. Her colourful, lyrical and detailed tapestries often centre on humanity, but flora and fauna are included in the scenes. Many of her monumental textile works are spread around Sweden and the Nordic countries, in public collections and environments, and this exhibition a unique opportunity to see more of her impressive oeuvre in one place.


Suzy Strindberg, Min sagoskog, 2000. Gudrun Thielemann. Bild beskuren.

Suzy Strindberg, Min sagoskog, 2000.
Photo: Gudrun Thielemann. Bild beskuren.

Suzy Strindberg – Fine Threads

January 20 – April 22, 2018

This spring, a selection of the beautifully embroidered and tiny landscapes by Suzy Strindberg (b. 19xx) will be shown in the so-called Bernadotte Room at Waldemarsudde. Her inspiration is primarily obtained from the island of Öland and its limestone plain Stora Alvaret. The stitching in her images is minute and made by using very thin silk treads. Strindberg’s works are unique in our time – the process is slow and complex. A work can sometimes take several months to complete. The Waldemarsudde exhibition offers a unique possibility for visitors to see a number of Suzy Strindberg’s works in a rich presentation.


Sigrid Hjertén, Ateljéinteriör, 1916. Olja på duk, 176 x 203 cm Foto: Prallan Allsten / Moderna Museet

Sigrid Hjertén, Ateljéinteriör, 1916.
Photo: Prallan Allsten / Moderna Museet

Sigrid Hjertén – A Masterly Colourist

February 10 – August 26, 2018

Sigrid Hjertén (1885–1948) is a front figure of the Swedish Modernist avantgarde. In her early days, she was a pupil of Henri Matisse´s in Paris, where she was also influenced by the art of Paul Cézanne. Hjertén’s expressive colourist painting caused her to be both feted and maligned by her contemporaries. The exhibition features a large number of her works from the 1910s and up to her critically-acclaimed breakthrough in the 1930s, when some of her most captivating and colouristically intense works were painted. Parallelly, a small number of paintings by her husband Isaac Grünewald and son Iván Grünewald, will also be displayed.


The Great Surrender, 2017. Olja på linneduk, 152X122 CM. Foto: Duggal Visual Solutions

The Great Surrender, 2017. Photo: Duggal Visual Solutions

Alexander Klingspor – Traveller

March 3 – May 27, 2018

The surrealist imagery of Alexander Klingspor mirrors his life and his reflections on the world around him. Urban settings, decadence and burlesque scenes are motifs that are found in his paintings. Klingspor (b. 1977) resides in New York but hails from Stockholm. He has been a professional artist since 1999 has his works have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe. The Waldemarsudde exhibition will be his most extensive solo show to date.