MÖRKRETS HJÄRTA, JAN HÅFSTRÖM
The exhibition at Liljevalchs konsthall in Stockholm has ended but the website Mörkrets hjärta (Heart of Darkness) is still of interest. Make your own Håfström and see your and other visitors’ work on the website.
The title of the exhibition comes from Joseph Conrads 1899 novella of the same name. Underneath the skull and cross-bones and through the palm trees, the public is enticed into Jan Håfströms magical world of images, light and sound where death is omnipresent.
Perhaps it is the Congo River that leads the visitor through the exhibition, or the clues that Mr Walker alias The Phantom, The Ghost Who Walks placed in the artists comic-devouring childhood.
With a few exceptions, the some 150 works displayed in the Liljevalchs exhibition have been produced after 2000, which is when Jan Håfström (b. 1937) returned to figurative painting and re-established a link with one of his great childhood heroes, Mr Walker.
SE-115 21 Stockholm SWEDEN
Tel +46 8-508 31 330
Tuesdays and Thursdays open until 8pm
Admission: 70 SEK
Groups of 10 or more: 50 SEK
Under the age of 18: free admission
Old age pensioners and students: 50 SEK
For further information, please visit Liljevalchs’ website.