Carl Fredrik Reutersward
Carl Fredrik Reutersward / Kilroy
Sep 14, 2019 – Feb 16, 2020
Moderna Museet
Stockholm, Sweden

Playful and multifaceted, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd’s career spanned nearly seven decades, several pseudonyms, and most artistic techniques. The exhibition focuses in part on the intricate installation and group of objects, “Kilroy,” and in part on a series of monumental, expressive drawings the artist made after suffering a stroke in 1989 which forced him to switch from working with his right hand to his left.

“Kilroy” (1963–1972) began in January 1963, when Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd (1934–2016) published the following notice in the New York Herald Tribune: “CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD Closed for holidays 1963–1972.” He intended to use this vacation to create nine interrelated objects under the collective title of “Kilroy.” It is a poetic and simultaneously ambiguous and esoteric group of works, and in the exhibition “Alias: CFR” you meet objects, as well as lasers and sketches related to the work.

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