Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward, Liljevalchs Konsthall

Group Show

About the Exhibition

The large-scale fashion exhibition at the Liljevalchs art institution in Stockholm explores human creativity and the possibilities of change. Visitors will encounter objects by a host of international designers, such as Acne, Alexander McQueen, Chloé, Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gucci, Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake, Prada, Rick Owens, Sonia Rykiel, Walter Van Beirendonck, and Viktor & Rolf, amongst many others.

September 23, 2015 - Feb 7, 2016

Location: Liljevalchs Konsthall | Stockholm | Sweden

The Exhibition Space

The exhibition space, Liljevalchs Konsthall, is one of the oldest, most prestigious, and largest (16,000 sq. feet) exhibition venues in Scandinavia. H&M is the main sponsor. They have already attracted interest from one of the leading fashion and art institutions in Europe to tour the show.

The Catalog

The published catalog which contains both journalistic and academic accounts relating to the exhibition's main theme from different perspectives. Contributors are Professor Elizabeth Wilson, Professor Christopher Breward and Susanne Madsen, Dazed & Confused, Thomas Persson, editor of Acne Paper, Hamish Bowles, editor of Vogue, and designer Christian Lacriox, amongst others.

The Curators

Curating and designing numerous exhibitions around the world, Serge Martynov & Sofia Hedman have had the pleasure of collaborating with many of the most prominent and innovative designers, artists, curators, academics and writers of today. Understanding the value of creating an expanding collaborative workshop for exhibition making, Martynov & Hedman founded Artel 5 in 2015, bringing together a network of like-minded creative individuals.
Their work has been covered by by Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Style.com, W Magazine, V Magazine, Interview Magazine, BBC News, Elle, Dazed & Confused, WWD, Designboom, Dezeen, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, NY Magazine / The Cut and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few.


Exhibition Website, Liljevalchs Konsthall
Artel 5 Website
Sofia Hedman