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September 5, 2019 – January 12, 2020
September 5, 2019 – January 12, 2020
​1989 – ​Culture and Politics
Nostalgia if you were there, retro if you weren’t. Ridiculously dated, yet still pressing issues.

This autumn, Nationalmuseum features an exhibition on one of the most dramatic moments in history – the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The exhibition takes a broad look at what happened within the visual culture during the upheavals of 1989. Global outlooks, Swedish perspectives and high politics meet mundane everyday life in an array of documentary photography, portraits, posters, videos and designs. A kaleidoscopic blend of popular and high culture.

The exhibition includes works by artists, photographers and designers such as Richard Avedon, Ron Arad, Cecilia Edefalk, Nan Goldin, Willliam Kentridge, Barbara Kruger, Boris Mikhailov, Tracey Moffatt, Ingrid Orfali, Ingegerd Råman, Philippe Starck, Lars Tunbjörk, Pia Wallén and Andres Serrano.

Audioguide in the app

Nationalmuseum Visitor Guide App contains an audio guide to the exhibition. Download the app in advance and please bring your own headphones when visiting us. You will find the app in Google Play or AppStore.

Read more about the exhibition and year 1989.
What happened when? See a list of events that took place during 1989.

See a few of the works on display

Detailed ticket information