Saturday, January 30, 2010
finally opened: moderna museet malmo nam-i deger eski rooseum
This museum inauguration is no grand spectacle or awesome tour de force. Save for Svangren’s, the exhibitions don’t seem to celebrate the newborn institution or create novel perspectives. This is a long way from the ‘new institutionalism’ of the final years of Rooseum (which closed in 2006 due to a lack of funds) but better, perhaps, to play it safe. Rooseum, for all its progressive ambitions and commitment, was only visited by some 20,000 people in the year before it closed. Presumably, in order to be truly relevant and contribute to the regional and national art scene, Moderna Museet needs to be so much more. Here What I remember… proves to be auspicious, albeit on a small-scale.