Another wonderful facet of the Arvid Svensson Collection is its absolutely seamless transition from modernism to postmodernism, and its frictionless switching between Swedish and international art. There are many lines of conflict and contradiction in art, some of which have settled in something almost like trench warfare. They are conspicuously absent here. Instead, the interplay of the works is simply stimulating. Take, for example, Nathalie Djurberg’s angry calf, and how well it relates to the grand elegance of Olle Baertling.
We’ve saved the best for last. The Arvid Svensson Collection reflects not just one person’s tastes, but the shaping influence of two entirely different giants of the art world, former museum director Björn Springfeldt and legendary art-loving banker Fredrik Roos. Enjoy the show! It opens up a whole universe.