SOLNA CENTRUM

The History of the art at Solna Centrum metro station

The two artist Anders Åberg and Karl-Olov Björk are responsible for the artistic design. The station is a red cave with spread out wall illustrations and peep-show holes with different scenes – political chronicles from the 1970s in Sweden.

Artistic Design

The artists’ original thoughts were to make the station red like the evening sky with a long, green spruce forest running along the walls. When they finished, they thought it looked a little empty. That’s why they began to improvise paint scenes on the walls. The artworks tell storied of the different topics that were furiously debated during the 70s – environmental ruin, deforestation and rural politics to name a few.

The green forest along the walls is almost 1 000 meters long.

Solna station was on the top ten list when British BBC listed the most beautiful ceilings in 2016.

Locations: Solna Centrum

1.

The Move to the City

2.
A Closed Down Gas Station

3.

The Berry Picker

4.

The Work Horse

5.

The Monster Machine

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The Notices

7.
The Man with the Violin

8.

The King of the Station

9.

Deforestation

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Photo Location

11.

The Station’s Artists

12.
The Hunter and the Elk

13.

The Car Thief

14.

The Father and the Factory Owner

15.

Power and People

16.

The Train of Poison

17.
The Poison Factory

18.

The Grocery Store Closes

19.

The Fisherman and the Fish

20.

Sprayed Berries

21.

Old Hagalund

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Photo Location

An Art Guide with a Line Map - Stockholm’s metro

Stockholm’s metro is definitely colorful. It’s the home of what is known as the longest art exhibition in the world – 110 kilometers of art! Approximately 90 of the 100 metro stations offer unique works of art.

Stockholm Art Walk is a free guide that you can use to visit five different stations in your own time. For your assistance, you’ll receive instructions, maps and pictures. The app also contains a map of Stockholm’s metro connections.

Come along on a guided metro-adventure through Stockholm’s underground. Download the app and come aboard!

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