Change of Scenes Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden 15 October, 2011 – 5 February, 2012
Malmö's Museum of Modern Art in Sweden is holding a 20th century art exhibition titled Change of Scenes; it will be open until 5 February of next year. The exhibit draws from its own rich collections and includes such classics of modernism as the Swedish painter, Siri Derkert (1888-1904), the Swiss painter, Paul Klee (1879-1940), the French artist, Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954), as well as compositions, created in the first part of the last century, by the very pride of Spain, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
Since they are being displayed at Malmö's Museum for the first time,two works that have taken center stage at the exhibition are Henri Matisse's colorful lithograph, “Appollon” (ca. 1952/54) and Nils von Dardel's (1888-1945) “Dying Dandy” (1918). However, the main personage being celebrated at the Change of Scenes exhibition is the radical-thinking theater producer and director, Rolf de Mare (Sweden, 1888-1964). In their time, his innovative shows and ballet repertoires were successful in Paris, and raised Swedish stage art to a new level. De Mare was not only a talent agent, but also a visionary art collector – he gifted many modernist works from his private collection to the Malmö Museum, which will greatly enrich this autumn's exhibition.