Night of Museums 2022 at the Swedish Institute in Paris

By Cécile D. Published on May 12, 2022 at 8:50 p.m.

Located in the Marais, the Swedish Institute regularly offers great cultural events. Take advantage of Museum Night, this Saturday, May 14, 2022, to discover these exciting activities!

A little piece of Sweden in Paris: that’s what you find behind the doors of theHôtel de Marle, which houses theSwedish Institute and its charming garden, in the heart of the capital.

This place of culture is worth a look: she facades, its so-called “Philibert Delorme” roofs, semi-circular in shape with counter-curve at the ridge, as well as its main staircase, are listed in the inventory of Historical monuments. The Institute also highlights rich collections around the artists Swedish and Franco-Swedish links.

Of course, it is impossible to talk about the Institute without mentioning its garden of greenery, sheltered from the bustle of Paris, and of classical bronze statues.

So we hesitate no longer: this Saturday, May 14, 2022during the 18th edition of the Museum Night, we travel effortlessly (to the Marais district) to discover this beautiful Nordic country. From 6 p.m., we take advantage of the different animation of the Swedish Institute, we learn and have fun thanks to the many talented artists honored during this evening.

On the program for this Night of Museums 20222 at the Swedish Institute:

  • The European Night of Museums at the Swedish Institute
    Saturday May 14, 6:00 p.m.

    For the return of this great cultural event that is the European Night of Museums, we open our doors until 10 p.m. as well as our garden, specially set to music. As a bonus, we offer you a meeting with artists presented in the exhibition LONGING – woven threads, interwoven stories !

    Located in the heart of the Marais, the particular hotel known as the “Hôtel de Marle” from the name of its first owner in the 16th century, has housed the Swedish Institute since 1971. as its staircase of honor, are listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments.

    As for our permanent art collectionthe collection of the Ticino Institute, bears witness to Franco-Swedish artistic relations from the 17th to the 20th century, with gems such as works by Gustaf Lundberg, Alexander Roslin, Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller and Louis-Jean Desprez.

    You will of course also have the opportunity to discover our temporary exhibition, LONGING – woven threads, interwoven stories, which presents some thirty contemporary works woven by six artists from all over the world, forming a real journey between the interior, courtyard and garden of the Hôtel de Marle. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a meet will take place between five of these artists and the curator of the exhibition, Marcia Harvey Isaksson, around the origin of this joint project, its theme and the work of each artist.

    At last, the gardena veritable oasis of tranquility and greenery punctuated by classical bronze statues, will be soundtracked for the occasion: stroll through the alleys and let yourself be lulled by Swedish ambient electronic music, like an echo of the trees, plants and surrounding dusk.

  • Contemporary art: meeting with the artists of the LONGING exhibition – woven threads, intersecting stories
    Saturday May 14, 7:00 p.m.

    The six artists of the exhibition LONGING – woven threads, interwoven stories come from all over the world. Through their weavings, they evoke their history and question the notions of origin, heritage, belonging, family, spirituality and existence. The feeling of emptiness shared lately by a large part of humanity has brought them together around a common theme, longing in English – namely, here, the desire to find oneself or to find oneself again, the nostalgia for the past, the regret of missing beings or unfulfilled dreams.

    As part of the exhibition and the European Night of Museums, five artists from the exhibition – Julia Bland, Kristina Müntzing, Emelie Röndahl, Mariana Silva Varela and Côme Touvay – talk with Marcia Harvey Isaksson, herself an artist weaver and curator of the exhibition. The meeting will be an opportunity to come back to the origin of this project, its theme, the creative processes at work and the work of each of the artists.

A great opportunity to discover a fascinating culture and have fun! Shall we go, friends?

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