Fotografiska is a vibrant meeting place for photography, culinary experiences, inspiration and events. Take the opportunity to check out Cindy Sherman’s Tapestries, the installation The Selfie Matter, and the new exhibition Human by the world’s leading photography and sustainability award Prix Pictet.

Fotografiska is not your ordinary museum. Here, you can see photography and visual art from all over the world, from the most well-known photographers to the new generation of image creators. It is a platform to inspire a more conscious world, from art and photography to the food it serves.

The museum’s main ongoing exhibition is American photographer Cindy Sherman’s Tapestries, where she explores a completely new medium. In this ground-breaking display of artworks, she translates the modern phenomenon of transient selfies into one of the world’s oldest and most enduring traditional crafts: tapestries. The large-scale portraits explore identity, gender roles, and the nature of representation.

Fotografiska: Inspiring new perspectives and selfie matters

Untitled #2, 2015–20. © Hoda Afshar, Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Selfies are certainly a global phenomenon that has taken social media by storm. The Selfie Matter is an installation exploring almost 200 years of selfie history, from the world’s very first selfies to today’s most famous selfies. A popular part of the installation is where visitors can take their own selfies in a brand new AR-mirror with unique filters created by Snapchat.

The museum’s latest exhibition is Human by Prix Pictet, the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability. This year’s theme brings together 12 photographers to interpret the various facets of this topic with works spanning from documentary and portraiture to landscape photography.

Fotografiska: Inspiring new perspectives and selfie matters

Nature Morte 42, 2015. © Jeff Cowen. Digitalized by Farbanalyse, Cologne.

Also make sure to check out Kaleidoscope by Danish photographer Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen. With mirrors, reflections, illusions and surrealism, she blurs the line between photography and painting, reality and fantasy – and explores the human psyche and body.

On 17 May, American photographer Jeff Cowen’s exhibition Berlin Works opens at Fotografiska. Working exclusively with analogue photography, Cowen treats his large format prints with various chemical procedures, mark-making, brushwork, and often uses post-darkroom finishing techniques of painting and collage.

Fotografiska’s restaurant is a destination in its own right. Located right by the water, it offers the best views of Stockholm and well-prepared, delicious food. In fact, the plant-based kitchen has been awarded a Green Star by the Michelin Guide and named Sweden’s best and most sustainable restaurant by 360° Eat Guide. On 1 June, the sunny terrace opens by the quay, with a summer-inspired menu and tasty drinks.

Fotografiska: Inspiring new perspectives and selfie matters

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Currently showing at Fotografiska:

Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen, Kaleidoscope, until 12 May
Cindy Sherman, Tapestries, until 9 June
Installation: The Selfie Matter, until 9 June
Prix Pictet, Human, until 18 August
Jeff Cowen, Berlin Works, 17 May to 8 September

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