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Eileen Agar retrospective travels to Sweden

September 30, 2021

Having finished a successful run at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy now continues at Mjellby Art Museum, in Halmstad, Sweden.


Agar visited the country in 1947, during which time she took a number of black and white photographs, now in the Tate's permanent collection. In particular, Agar took several photos en route to Stockholm while on board the 'Blue Star Liner', including of a funnel, a winch, some lifeboats, and railings. The photos continued Agar's interest in sea life, and some of these elements were depicted in subsequent collages and paintings. With its strange play of light and shadow, and abstracted compositions, the photos also confirm Agar's association with the Surrealist movement.


The exhibition at Mjellby Art Museum runs from 25 September to 9 January 2022.