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Josef Frank
Against Design

10 April - 27 August 2017

Josef Frank – Against Design is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to this world-renowned architect and designer. It shows the diversity of Frank’s body of work – from ground-breaking architecture to brilliantly-coloured patterns and furniture. The exhibition presents unique material from the ArkDes collections never previously displayed.

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Guided tours

  Last week of the exhibition: Tuesday 12.00 and 17.00 Wednedsday 12.00 Thursday 12.00 Friday 12.00 Saturday 12.00 Sunday 12.00   The tours are in Swedish.  

Admission

Josef Frank – Against Design Ordinary price 120 kr. Concessions (students and senior citizens): SEK 100. Visitors under the age of 20 and Friends of ArkDes: Free.

As a pioneer of Modernism, Josef Frank continues to inspire designers with the diversity of his output. Amongst the important works on display in the Josef Frank – Against Design exhibition are pieces of furniture from the first interior he created in 1910 – Karl and Hedwig Tedesko’s apartment in Vienna – and items from Haus & Garten, the furnishing house that Frank ran in Vienna with his colleague Oskar Wlach.
Josef Frank was born in Baden in 1885 and came to be one of the key figures in Austrian architecture and design in the 1910s and 1920s. In 1933, because of increasing anti-Semitism, he left Austria for his wife’s home country of Sweden. From 1939 to 1947 he worked in the United States, but subsequently returned to Stockholm, where he was employed as a designer for Svenskt Tenn until his death in 1967.

Josef Frank as architect

Most of Frank’s architectural work in Austria focussed on social housing projects for the working classes. In 1932, Frank was in charge of the Werkbundsiedlung housing exhibition, which was part of Vienna’s public housing programme “Rotes Wien”. The exhibition was an important contribution to the debate on freer lifestyles in a modern age.

Alongside this, Frank also undertook commissions for more affluent families, including the well-known Villa Beer in Vienna, built between 1929 and 1931. In Sweden, Josef Frank is known as the originator of some of the first functionalist architecture in the country – five holiday homes in Falsterbo, designed between 1924 and 1936.

Most of his time in Sweden was taken up with interior design and furniture projects. As early as 1934 he was taken on as a designer for Svenskt Tenn by Estrid Erikson. The exhibition shows several unique, original sketches for some of his best-known patterns.

Against Design

Over time, Josef Frank became increasingly critical of the severity of the Modernist movement and the attitude of the designer to the notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or ‘total work of art’, involving the super-designed environment, standardised furniture and the invention of new forms for their own sake. Neither a personalised, artistically-inspired design nor a standardised, machine-made product were meaningful in his eyes; his own creations were inspired more by the classical tradition. It is his criticism that prompts the title of our exhibition: Josef Frank – Against Design.

Instead, he developed a softer, less restrictive approach, articulated in a philosophy of architecture and interior design he called “Accidentism”.

“All the places where we are comfortable – rooms, streets and cities – have arisen through coincidences”, wrote Frank in 1958 in the magazine Form, where the concept was first launched. Frank welcomed a less restrictive philosophy of architecture and interior design that accommodated both the high-brow and the low-brow – good and poor taste. This approach was put into practice in the “fantasy houses:” thirteen sketches for houses that Frank designed for his friend Dagmar Grill.

The exhibition features several of the original watercolours from the ArkDes collections. The houses are far removed from the austere design idiom of Modernism in terms of both style and expression. Frank summarised his new, inclusive philosophy in an unpublished manuscript: “Every great work of art must border on kitsch”.

Images from the exhibition


Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. Aquarelle sketch by Josef Frank. ArkDes collections.

Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. Aquarelle sketch by Josef Frank. ArkDes collections.

Stuyvesant Town. Sketch, cityplanning. ArkDes collections.

Stuyvesant Town. Sketch, cityplanning. ArkDes collections.

Aquarelle of houses, series of six. 1950s.

Aquarelle of houses, series of six. 1950s.

Patterns created by Josef Frank when living in New York, 1940s. Photo: Matti Östling / ArkDes

Patterns created by Josef Frank when living in New York, 1940s. Photo: Matti Östling / ArkDes

Josef Frank. Photo: Lennart Nilsson, Svenskt Tenn Archive and collections

Josef Frank. Photo: Lennart Nilsson, Svenskt Tenn Archive and collections

Villa Beer in Austria, by Josef Frank.

Villa Beer in Austria, by Josef Frank.

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Read more about the exhibition

As a pioneer of Modernism, Josef Frank continues to inspire designers with the diversity of his output. Amongst the important works on display in the Josef Frank – Against Design exhibition are pieces of furniture from the first interior he created in 1910 – Karl and Hedwig Tedesko’s apartment in Vienna – and items from Haus & Garten, the furnishing house that Frank ran in Vienna with his colleague Oskar Wlach.
Josef Frank was born in Baden in 1885 and came to be one of the key figures in Austrian architecture and design in the 1910s and 1920s. In 1933, because of increasing anti-Semitism, he left Austria for his wife’s home country of Sweden. From 1939 to 1947 he worked in the United States, but subsequently returned to Stockholm, where he was employed as a designer for Svenskt Tenn until his death in 1967.

Josef Frank as architect

Most of Frank’s architectural work in Austria focussed on social housing projects for the working classes. In 1932, Frank was in charge of the Werkbundsiedlung housing exhibition, which was part of Vienna’s public housing programme “Rotes Wien”. The exhibition was an important contribution to the debate on freer lifestyles in a modern age.

Alongside this, Frank also undertook commissions for more affluent families, including the well-known Villa Beer in Vienna, built between 1929 and 1931. In Sweden, Josef Frank is known as the originator of some of the first functionalist architecture in the country – five holiday homes in Falsterbo, designed between 1924 and 1936.

Most of his time in Sweden was taken up with interior design and furniture projects. As early as 1934 he was taken on as a designer for Svenskt Tenn by Estrid Erikson. The exhibition shows several unique, original sketches for some of his best-known patterns.

Against Design

Over time, Josef Frank became increasingly critical of the severity of the Modernist movement and the attitude of the designer to the notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or ‘total work of art’, involving the super-designed environment, standardised furniture and the invention of new forms for their own sake. Neither a personalised, artistically-inspired design nor a standardised, machine-made product were meaningful in his eyes; his own creations were inspired more by the classical tradition. It is his criticism that prompts the title of our exhibition: Josef Frank – Against Design.

Instead, he developed a softer, less restrictive approach, articulated in a philosophy of architecture and interior design he called “Accidentism”.

“All the places where we are comfortable – rooms, streets and cities – have arisen through coincidences”, wrote Frank in 1958 in the magazine Form, where the concept was first launched. Frank welcomed a less restrictive philosophy of architecture and interior design that accommodated both the high-brow and the low-brow – good and poor taste. This approach was put into practice in the “fantasy houses:” thirteen sketches for houses that Frank designed for his friend Dagmar Grill.

The exhibition features several of the original watercolours from the ArkDes collections. The houses are far removed from the austere design idiom of Modernism in terms of both style and expression. Frank summarised his new, inclusive philosophy in an unpublished manuscript: “Every great work of art must border on kitsch”.

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Tuesday

23 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

25 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

28 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

28 October


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

30 October


Autumn break: Build furniture for the city!

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury, and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

30 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Tuesday

30 October


You Are a Citizen of Virtual Worlds

18:00  


Join Space Popular (Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg), curator James Taylor-Foster, and a group of guests to discuss ways in which we could engage in the burgeoning virtual sphere.

In time we shall become citizens of virtual, or virtually augmented, worlds. Whether you might agree with this position or not, it serves to highlight a number of possible repercussions for the fields of architecture and design, and raises important questions connected to citizenship (or the lack thereof) in future virtual environments.

Health and Behaviour

Referencing thinking rooted in the fields of psychology and cognitive science, what are the tools at our disposal to shape and manage our experience(s) of virtual worlds?

Building and Cities

While Space Popular: Value in the Virtual seeks to illustrate one possible avenue for a virtually augmented city, the possibilities laid before us today are multifaceted and complex. What does ‘building’ entail in virtual environments, and how does the notion of a ‘built environment’ translate between worlds?

Arts and Institutions

Exploring the spheres of arts and institutions, and the connections between them, how might we understand a future iteration of society—or societies—in parallel virtual worlds?

Location: Boxen

Free entry!
The presentations and discussions will be held in Boxen and in English.

More about Space Popular: Value in the Virtual 


Wednesday

31 October


Autumn break: Build furniture for the city!

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury, and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Wednesday

31 October


Tensta Museum Branch: Introduction

13:00  


An introduction to the Winter department at Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, which has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019. Born out of the exhibition Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2013/2014), Tensta Museum has since continued at the konsthall and beyond in the form of a programme focusing on local history and memory, while looking forward and proposing future scenarios for the suburb.

The introductions are held by Tensta konsthall’s team.


Thursday

1 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

1 November


Autumn break: Build furniture for the city!

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury, and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Friday

2 November


Autumn break: Build furniture for the city!

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury, and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Saturday

3 November


Autumn break: Build furniture for the city!

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury, and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Sunday

4 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

4 November


Autumn break: Build furniture for the city!

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury, and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

6 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

8 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

11 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

11 November


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

13 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Tuesday

13 November


Tensta Museums Branch: Book release

17:00  


Writings, Conversations, Scripts is the first survey of text works by Ane Hjort Guttu published in an English and Norwegian edition. A selection of text works from the publication in the form of readings and a moderated conversation.

Written between 2003 and 2018, the texts range from public statements, poetic short prose, and film scripts to reflections on the role of the artist and essays on art for children. With a special focus on the significance of ‘image-text constellations’, this anthology, edited by curator Rike Frank and designed by HIT, suggests connections between artistic writing and curatorial publishing.

This evening presents a selection of text works from the publication in the form of readings, a moderated conversation on the role of accessible language and art in Ane Hjort Guttu’s writings, as well as a guest contribution.


Tuesday

13 November


Tensta Museum Branch: What Does a Museum Do?

18:00  


Design and craft theoretician Christina Zetterlund discusses the functions of museums, both real and fictional, with ArkDes director Kieran Long and Maria Lind, Director Tensta konsthall. On the occasion of Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxu


Wednesday

14 November


Tensta Museum Branch: Introduction

13:00  


An introduction to the Winter department at Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, which has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019. Born out of the exhibition Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2013/2014), Tensta Museum has since continued at the konsthall and beyond in the form of a programme focusing on local history and memory, while looking forward and proposing future scenarios for the suburb.

The introductions are held by Tensta konsthall’s team.


Thursday

15 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

18 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

18 November


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

20 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Tuesday

20 November


Panel discussion: Folkhemmet – and then what?

18:00  


Folkhemmet was both a political vision and a story with the ambition to embrace the entire Swedish society and all its citizens. What does that look like today? Conversation about the role of architecture and design as a unifying force.

What stories, buildings and places can we all gather/unite around today? Participating in a discussion about the role of architecture and design as a unifying force in an increasingly heterogeneous society are Lena Andersson (writer), Åsa Linderborg (historian and culture editor at Aftonbladet) and Helena Mattsson (professor in architectural history and theory, KTH).

Moderator: Daniel Golling

I Aula ArkDes.
Free admission. Limited seating. Doors open 17.45. The panel discussion starts at 18.


Thursday

22 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

25 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

25 November


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

27 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

28 November


Tensta Museum Branch: Introduction

13:00  


An introduction to the Winter department at Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, which has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019. Born out of the exhibition Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2013/2014), Tensta Museum has since continued at the konsthall and beyond in the form of a programme focusing on local history and memory, while looking forward and proposing future scenarios for the suburb.

The introductions are held by Tensta konsthall’s team.


Thursday

29 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

2 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

2 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

4 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

6 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

9 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

9 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

11 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

12 December


Tensta Museum Branch: Introduction

13:00  


An introduction to the Winter department at Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, which has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019. Born out of the exhibition Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2013/2014), Tensta Museum has since continued at the konsthall and beyond in the form of a programme focusing on local history and memory, while looking forward and proposing future scenarios for the suburb.

The introductions are held by Tensta konsthall’s team.


Thursday

13 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

16 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

16 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

18 December


Symposium: Architectural History at ArkDes

00:00  


ArkDes has started a long-term project to research its collection in order to curate a new permanent exhibition on architecture in Sweden. To learn from ongoing research about the history of architecture in Sweden we are now arranging a symposium. Welcome to submit an abstract!

What is currently being investigated, how are different theories, concepts, and practice-based methods influencing historical studies, how is the increasing internationalisation shaping the field and, above all, how could such knowledge be invested in a contemporary display while also contributing to the scholarship around Swedish architecture at large?

The symposium will take stock and cover the full range and breadth of knowledge generated by architecture and the built environment and aims to address research on topics mainly concerned with the 20th century to the present day. ArkDes ask for scientifically well-researched proposals that analyse architecture as a cultural, aesthetic, or socio-political phenomenon.

Until 4 November you can submit an abstract. Call for Papers 

The symposium is being organised by ArkDes (Mikael Andersson and Christina Pech, research coordinator).
Please direct any questions to: bas@arkdes.se.


Tuesday

18 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

20 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

23 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

23 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Sunday

30 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

30 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Thursday

3 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

6 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

6 January


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

8 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

9 January


Tensta Museum Branch: Introduction

13:00  


An introduction to the Winter department at Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, which has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019. Born out of the exhibition Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2013/2014), Tensta Museum has since continued at the konsthall and beyond in the form of a programme focusing on local history and memory, while looking forward and proposing future scenarios for the suburb.

The introductions are held by Tensta konsthall’s team.


Thursday

10 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

13 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

13 January


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.

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