Photographic portraits by Dawid are exhibited at Gripsholm Castle

The exhibition 'Men' shows 49 photographic portraits by Dawid, is on show at Gripsholm Castle until 27 August. Dawid is one of Sweden’s leading contemporary photographers. In his works, he challenges established concepts and pushes the boundaries of photographic art.

Dawid (Björn Dawidsson, born 1949) is one of Sweden’s leading contemporary photographers. During the 80s Dawid hade his breakthrough with an exhibition entitled Rost (“Rust”) at the former museum of photography, now incorporated into Moderna Museet. Then Dawid showed how something that appears commonplace – a bent, rusty nail – can be transformed into something unique and artistically expressive. In his subsequent works he has continued to challenge established concepts and to push the boundaries of photographic art.

The exhibition 'Men'

The exhibition 'Men' shows 49 photographic portraits of male subjects by Dawid, opens at Gripsholm Castle on 20 May running until 27 August. Most of the portraits are being exhibited for the first time. Dawid is not known for his portraits. Now, with the first full-scale exhibition of these works, visitors have the opportunity to discover a previously unknown aspect of his art.

The exhibition is another instalment in Nationalmuseum’s series of presentations of contemporary Swedish photographers, which began in 2006. 

In his self-portrait, Dawid has abandoned the constraints of form and given free rein to emotions.
Photo: Dawid (Björn Dawidsson)©2017

The National Portrait Collection at Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle boasts a unique collection of artwork spanning four centuries. Since 1822 the castle has been home to the National Portrait Collection, the oldest of its kind in the world. The collection is featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustav Vasa down to the present.

The exhibition 'Men' will be on show 20 May–27 August 2017 at Gripsholm Castle. » See opening dates and times