On the 18th of May, BNP Paribas had the pleasure of hosting the exclusive preview of Vårsalongen – 100 years at Liljevalchs, and the unveiling and inauguration of a the new iconic addition to the square outside of Liljevalchs+ – the statue Ute, Flicka by Charlotte Gyllenhammar.
Vårsalongen (The Spring Salon) is – in principle – the country’s oldest uninterrupted exhibition format, dating back more than 100 years. Since its inception in 1921, it has become a beloved and stubborn tradition that has grown over time into a veritable folk festival. The 100th anniversary exhibition shows a selection of the Salon’s rich history and brings together some 200 artists who have made their debut or have recently participated in the Salon.
The twelve halls of Liljevalchs offered a delightful spectacle with everything from the masters of the past, Sigrid Hjertén, Einar Jolin and Sven X-et Erixson, to some of today’s most popular artists such as Lars Lerin and Lena Cronqvist. Of course, with the same breadth and openness of artistic expression that has come to characterise the brilliance of the Spring Fair – painting, sculpture, video, photography and drawing, printmaking, design, craft and installation.
Eirik Winter, CEO BNP Paribas Group Nordic region commented-
“Delighted to so see so many friends, clients and collaboration partners at Liljevalchs for our preview of the amazing anniversary exhibition Vårsalongen – 100 years, and the unveiling and inauguration of the new iconic addition to the square outside of Liljevalchs+ – the statue Ute, Flicka by Charlotte Gyllenhammar. A big thank you to Liljevalchs and Mårten Castenfors, Louise Fogelstrom, and thank you to Charlotte Gyllenhammar and Kulturborgarråd Jonas Naddebo for joining us on this special day. “
BNP Paribas has been supporting art and culture worldwide for more than 30 years as a way of stimulating creativity and growth. In 2022, BNP Paribas became a proud collaboration partner to Liljevalchs in Stockholm.