In the exhibition Abstract – Reflections from the Collection we explore the abstract – as a concept, a method and as a phenomenon. In a playful approach we turn things on their head, which generates unexpected encounters and combinations that open up for new ways of discovering the museum collection. Much like a kaleidoscope we have stirred up the nonfigurative and the abstract, which has lead to the formation of new patterns and encounters. Abstract art is non-figurative, it doesn’t portray any distinct reality or story. Abstract art may represent that which we can only experience but never understand. It can be approached through mathematics, philosophy and geometry, rather than through figuration. Abstract art can be an object in its own right, or a result of the artist’s desire to create or specify ideas or emotions. The exhibition Abstract – Reflections from the Collection features objects, sculptures, paintings and prints from the Våsterås konstmuseum collection.
The Municipality of Västerås awards cultural grants each year. This exhibition shows grant-holders from the last two years. In 2017 the grantholders were Johanna Ehde, Frida Lundén and Jakob Ojanen. In 2018 they were Björn Camenius and Lisa Juntunen Roos.