Works of art
Inside the walls of the Gothenburg Concert Hall, there are many artistic treasures to enjoy. The furniture in the entrance hall was specially designed by Nils Einar Eriksson, the architect, in collaboration with Axel Larsson.
The carpets and furniture fabrics were created by Inga Wedel, and the attractive drinking fountain has been newly produced by Orrefors, following the original plans by Simon Gates.
On the walls of the Götaplatsfoajén foyer, there are, for example, Otte Sköld’s fresco painting Folkvisan (the Folk Song) and Sweden’s largest tapestry – Melodier vid torget (Melodies at the Market) – with a design by Sven X:et Erixson. Outside the entrance to the Stenhammarsalen concert room hangs Nils Wedel’s painting Musikanter (Musicians).
Here you can read more about the art and the artists.
Photo exhibition Hasselblad in space (19 sept-27 oct)
In connection to the Gothenburg Symphony concerts The step on the moon September 19-20, we open a Photo exhibition in the concert hall. Until 27 oct you can enjoy photos in the entrance of the Concert Hall such as the historic image of the first American space walk during the Gemini 4 expedition, Earthrising, taken from Apollo on July 8 1968, and not least the iconic image of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin on the moon, with the mirror image of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, in his visor. A total of nine magical moments captured by a Gothenburg-produced Hasselblad camera during the space race in the 1960s selected in collaboration with the Hasselblad Foundation.
On the wall next to the restaurant is a fascinating overview of the 28 manned expeditions in the three US space programs Mercury, Gemini and Apollo – all with the purpose of landing a human on the moon, a collaboration with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington and Universeum. In an informative timeline you can read about how it all went, the problems, the failures and the successes – and not least get to know the astronauts who were there.