Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation

News | 22 days ago and 4 hours | Zukic
They say the metro system of Stockholm is the longest art exhibition in the world, 110 kilometers long, to be exact. Riding metro in this city is a real trip through an exciting history that stretches from the art pioneers of the 1950s to modern artistic experiments. More than 90 of 100 Stockholm metro stations have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and bas-reliefs by over 150 artists. This is a part of a long-lasting tradition of public art in public transport.
Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation
The Kungsträdgården metro station looks like an archaeological site with what's left of the old Makalös Stockholm palace. In Östermalmstorg, artist Siri Derkert emphasizes women's rights and peace and the environment issues. The ceiling of one Stockholm station is illuminated in red, giving the impression like it was covered by flames, while the other one has ancient sculptures carved in the walls of the tunnel.

Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation



Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation



Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation


Metro in Stockholm that is an artistic underground installation