The Image of War exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall i Stockholm. (Photo Petter Cohen)

Art for Everyone

Bonniers Konsthall is the public expression of one of the Bonnier families’ biggest cultural interests, second only to books and journalism: Art.

Started up by the colorful Jeanette Bonnier, a part-owner of Bonnier AB, Bonniers Konsthall is one of Stockholm’s premier modern art museums and plays an important role in the Stockholm art scene, with several new exhibitions each year and the glass building in the shape of a flatiron is a Stockholm landmark, designed by Swedish architect Johan Celsing.

With a mission to spread and increase knowledge of contemporary art, Bonniers Konsthall provides gallery hosts and guides who help visitors – including school groups and workshops – access the art in different ways and from different perspectives. The gallery also works on an international level, collaborating with other institutions on exhibitions, educational programs and books.

“At Bonniers Konsthall, modern art is placed in a bigger context,” says Magnus af Petersens, Director. “Here, you can see works, meet and discuss some of the leading art and artists of our time. And the thematic group exhibitions bring up issues beyond the esthetic, for example the recent ‘The Image of War’ exhibit.” 

Magnus af Petersens

The gallery of course supports artists as well, with exhibitions that not only feature established artists but put valued focus on new and upcoming artists. In addition, the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation provides annual stipends to young artists, who also are exhibited at the museum. The recipients for 2017 were Lap-See Lam och Olle Norås, who will be presented at an exhibition in Bonniers Konsthall in April 2018. Past recipients who have received the stipend include notable Swedish artists Mamma Andersson and Cecilia Edefalk, among others. 

Jeanette Bonnier died in 2016, leaving behind a foundation with the resources to ensure the future financing and development of Bonniers Konsthall.