With invited guests

Markus Åkesson and art collections

27/01 - 18/03 2018

Through several exhibitions, such as The last Öland horse and You have two cows, Kalmar konstmuseum has worked with art collections in relation to contemporary art and our times.

We now try a different approach by asking Markus Åkesson, one of our coming exhibiting artists, to make a personal selection from our collection, and together with other stops throughout art history, present works of art that have inspired or in other way affected his own practice.

Which ones are Markus Åkesson’s favourites? What is the relationship between his selection and the art works we will see in his own exhibition? Will our view of Kalmar konstmuseum’s collections and the art history of Småland/Öland be altered by asking an artist to make a very personal selection?