Rob and Nick Carter

Iconic Works

20 February – 17 May 2020
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Marina Abramović   Paul Benney   Patricio Bosich   Glenn Brown   Rob and Nick Carter   Jake and Dinos Chapman   Mat Collishaw   Freddy Fabris   Nancy Fouts   Susanne Gottberg   Stephane Graff   Henry Hudson   Tom Hunter   Henrik Jonsson   Mark Karasick   Rachel Kneebone   Ola Kolehmainen   Jeff Koons   Joseph Kosuth   Wolfe von Lenkiewicz   Heikki Marila   Hynek Martinec   Sara Masüger   Alexander Mihaylovich   Jarmo Mäkilä   Cristiano Pintaldi   Marc Quinn   Recycle Group   Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov   Aurora Reinhard   Anna Riwkin   Jenny Saville   Meekyoung Shin   Yinka Shonibare CBE   Kiki Smith   Gavin Turk   Koen Vanmechelen   Nicola Verlato   Hugo Wilson

The building blocks of the visual DNA of Western art can be traced back to a number of iconic works, so called signature pieces that have strong relevance in today’s world from the sculptures of antiquity to Mona Lisa and Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. Interestingly, the art historical narrative was shaped hand in hand with the collection and display practices of 19th century museums in Europe and these signature pieces play a leading role in the story of art no matter if we look at the earliest art historical publications or the latest versions on the same issue.

Inspiration – Iconic Works presents art that draws inspiration from iconic masterpieces, created by today’s contemporary artists. A selection of works from Nationalmuseum’s vast collections of paintings, plaster casts, drawings and applied arts is displayed in dialogue with the contemporary art objects

A major publication, edited by Dr. Susanna Pettersson will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Susanna Pettersson, Director General, Nationalmuseum and James Putnam, curator, London.