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The world’s longest art exhibition is in Stockholm

Art in the subway - over 90 of the 100 subway stations have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations and engravings

  • June 06, 2018 16:00
  • Author Olya Georgieva
Medium visit stockholm
Source: Facebook / Visit Stockholm

The Stockholm subway system is said to be the world's longest art exhibit - 110 kilometers long.Traveling by subway is like traveling through an exciting story that extends from the artistic pioneers of the 1950s to the art experiments of today. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings, and reliefs by over 150 artists.

For anyone who wants to get more in-depth knowledge on what shaped the various stations and the ideas of their respective artists, the Stockholm Public Transport Company offers guided art tours all year round. Although the tour is free, the English tour is only available during the summer season (June to August). Nevertheless, it's an excellent opportunity to learn about public art in Sweden, how the art is chosen and why there is art in the subway, in the first place.

Source: Visit Stockholm

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