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
Lee Lozano
1930 - 1999
United States No title, 1961
Utan titel
Graphite and crayon on paper
Bildmått: 54,6 × 44,5 cm Ram: 74,2 × 64,2 × 2,5 cm
Inköp 2007 (Det andra önskemuseet)
MOM/2007/190 This artwork is not on display
- About the work
Lee Lozano created series of drawings and paintings that were often of a crude, sexual and humorous nature. Her works are characterised by a clear-sighted view of the world, its commercialism and moral ambiguity. Lozano’s conceptual works may involve criticising social structures and agreements, manifested as boycotting galleries, arranging discussions in her studio or exploring her own painting under the influence of drugs. In this piece we are presented with Lozano’s satire on the classical advertising trick: “9 out of 10 dentists (or other experts) recommend…” in which she has replaced a particular product with a slogan for oral sex. The “advert” has been placed in the subway – the tiled wall may be seen in the drawing.
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