Limited Exhibition: Reminiscences of sports – Tore A Jonasson’s collection

Reminiscences of sports – Tore A Jonasson’s collection
Konsthall 16 will launch its exhibitions programme with Reminiscences of Sports (Idrottsminnen) –Tore A Jonasson’s Collection, featuring new acquisitions to the Tore A Jonasson Foundation. Nine prominent Swedish artists are participating with works that relate directly or indirectly to sports, several of which were commissioned for the collection: Ernst Billgren, Lena Cronqvist, Maria Friberg, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Claes Jurander, Assa Kauppi, Jockum Nordström, Dan Wolgers and Thomas Wågström.

Head of programmes and curator of Konsthall 16 is Ulrika Levén, previously curator for the Nordic Art Prize Carnegie Art Award. Konsthall 16 hosts two to three exhibitions per year, primarily of Swedish and Nordic art, but occasionally also features international artists. The focus is on contemporary art that in some way relates to sports issues.
The foundation, which is managed by Handelsbanken, has appointed an art board consisting of Mårten Castenfors, director of Liljevalchs Konsthall, Pernilla Klingofström director of Riksidrottsmuseet, and Karolina Peterson, arts officer for the municipality of Halmstad. The board will manage the foundation’s acquisitions and nominate grant recipients, focusing primarily on contemporary art connected in some way to sports by established Swedish artists.

Tuesday–Friday 11–17, Free entrance
February 17 – May 12, 2019

Konsthall 16 is a new non-commercial art gallery. It’s the result of a collaboration between Tore A Jonasson’s foundation and Riksidrottsmuseet (the Swedish Sports Museum). The purpose of the foundation is to present temporary exhibitions of contemporary art, to show selected works from his collection and to annually acquire sports-related art and award a number of grants to artists and sports practitioners.

Image caption: Thomas Wågström, Untitled (The Boy), 1985/2018, archival art print, 20 x 14 cm

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