Cultural History

Within the framework of the Foundation’s cultural history programme, a large number of international, interdisciplinary seminars and conferences have been arranged, with the aim of defining and understanding the historical relationships and backgrounds of cultural expressions.

One example is the project Museums of the World, organised in collaboration with several museums such as the Louvre in Paris, the Andrei Sakharov Museum in Moscow, Moderna Museet, the Nationalmuseum and Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, among others. The many seminars on the abstract artist Hilma af Klint, her oeuvre, and the Zeitgeist around the turn of the 20th century when abstract art evolved, is another. Several of these seminars have been published as anthologies and broadcast on Axess TV.

Indian Influences is a seminar and lecture series looking at the historical and contemporary influences of India on the arts and ideas of the West which is part of the Ax:son Johnson Foundation’s on-going effort to further the dissemination of scholarly knowledge within the humanities and social sciences.

A Mediated Magic. On 27 – 28 August 2017,
the Foundation organised a seminar on
Indian influences on Western Modernism.