The Second Museum of Our Wishes

In 2006, Moderna Museet announced its vision of The Second Museum of Our Wishes, in a debate article written by its then director, Lars Nittve. In the article, he pleaded with the government for a one-off grant of SEK 50 million to address the gender imbalance in the Museum’s collection. The entire sum was to be earmarked for buying works by women artists from the first half of the 20th century. This would entail a real opportunity to achieve a more correct historic representation of women artists.


In consequence, Moderna Museet’s collection has been enriched with a total of 26 works by 14 artists. In addition, the Hilma af Klint Foundation has agreed to deposit its collection with the Museum. The campaign for The Second Museum of Our Wishes yielded a fantastic result – but that does not by any means imply that the efforts to create a collection that conveys a more gender-neutral perspective on 20th and 21st century art history has been completed.

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© The Estate of Lee Lozano. Hauser & Wirth Zürich London
Artist:Lee Lozano
On View:Stockholm
Lee Lozano
1930 - 1999
United States Punch, Peek & Feel, 1967-1970
Stansa, kika & känna
Oil on canvas
243,8 x 106,8 cm
Inköp 2007 (Det andra önskemuseet)
MOM/2007/188 On view at Stockholm
- About the work
Lee Lozano was active in New York from 1960. Along with abstract expressionism which had long dominated the art world there, now pop art and minimalism began to influence it. Lozano worked on Punch, Peek & Feel for three years, painting meticulously at first – with visible broad brushwork. Some year later, she proceeded by punching holes in the painting. The wooden stretcher and the wall behind are visible through the holes. Towards the end of the 1960s, Lozano worked on an extensive series of “wave paintings”, and at the same time devoted herself to conceptual art in the form of text-based works. In 1972, she completed Dropout Piece, which became her farewell to the art scene.
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