Signature Women prolonged

The exhibition, which originally should have closed on Sunday September 27th, 2020, has been prolonged to Sunday November 29th.

Signature Women – 100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene opened on March 8th, but had to close after only a few weeks due to the situation with covid-19. It took almost three months until the exhibition could be reopened.

Read more about the exhibition here >>


Save money with a combo ticket

We have three exhibitions running concurrently, so it makes good sense to buy a combo ticket.

The combo ticket includes admission to the main exhibition, Signature Women – 100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene (regular price SEK 185), the Artbox installation Jan Håfström – The White Bus (regular price SEK 100) and the sculpture walk Sculpture in Nature (regular price SEK 50). The combo ticket costs just SEK 235 – you save SEK 100 compared to purchasing all the tickets separately.

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Now there are two beehives from Skärgårdskupan (the archipelago beehive) on site at Artipelag. One on the meadow close to the parking Lillemor and one close to the path leading out to Jaume Plensa’s sculpture.

The hives are manufactured on Värmdö and should resemble the natural habitat of the honeybee, the tree trunk, but in a traditional box shape. They are made of natural materials such as wood, chipboard and flaxen and treated with cold pressed linseed oil. The legs have been singed to prevent rot against the ground. In each hive, approximately five to ten thousand bees reside.

More about the hives

The natural processes that takes place in a bee colony is recreated in Skärgårdskupan – among others, production of vital propolis and the natural antibiotic honey water. A massive, built-in wooden drum insulate and helps the bees with the important task of maintaining an even interior temperature, something that require an enormous amount of energy from the bees in traditional hives. By creating a better and more natural environment, less stress and the bees get a better resistance against diseases and harmful mite infections.

Skärgårdskupan is designed based on research that clearly shows the bees’ own ability to survive should the right conditions be given. With its unique design, Skärgårdskupan take the natural behaviour of the honeybee into account and only extract the honey the bee society can spare, in the attempt to create the ultimate beehive.

Skärgårdskupan allows extraction of honey, while protecting the continued survival of the honeybee and pollination of the plants.

Skärgårdskupan on Instagram >>

Information about the coronavirus

This page was last updated on November 4th, 2020 at 8 pm.

After having closed the indoor exhibitions and the Design Shop during the weekend October 30th to November 1st, due to the revised general advice for corona, we have taken further steps to minimize the risk of spreading among visitors.

As of Thursday November 5th, Artipelag will be open as previously. However, we limit the number of visitors in our exhibition halls. Same applies to the Design Shop where we in addition will have separate entrance and exit to avoid groups of visitors colliding.

The exhibition Jan Håfström – The White Bus, showing in the Artbox and scheduled to close on November 1st, will continue to be open. Regrettable, the interactive performance Vanmakt by Alexander Ekman scheduled to follow will thus be postponed due to corona. In Bådan Café & Pâtisserie the tables have ample spacing as well as markings on the floor to avoid congestion when queuing. If you have any questions, please contact us via

Open indoors

As of June 25th, 2020, we re-open the exhibitions Signature Women – 100 years on the Swedish art scene and Jan Håfström – The White Bus, Bådan Café & Pâtisserie and the Design Shop. We are open Thursday to Sunday.

At Artipelag we take a holistic view on well-being, including both man and nature. We protect our fellow human beings as well as their health and we are uncompromising when it comes to safety. Prior to the re-opening, we follow the directives and recommendations from the Public Health Authority in order to make a visit to Artipelag as safe as possible.

We encourage our visitors to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise and enjoy the nature with the sculpture park.

Should you have any further questions with regards to your visit at Artipelag kindly contact us via or call +46 (0)8–570 130 00.

Open indoors again

After having been open only outdoors, we now open up indoors again.

As of June 25th, Artipelag will be open Thursdays to Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. This means that we welcome visitors to the exhibitions Signature Women – 100 years on the Swedish art scene and Jan Håfström – The White Bus.

The opening also includes the Design Shop and Bådan Café & Pâtisserie, where we offer wraps, salads, coffee and buns. Artipelag Restaurant, where we usually offer the gastro buffet, is still closed.

We take all precautions to avoid congestion across the building.

Read more about how Corona affects Artipelag >>

Guest marina

Our guest marina is now open and is free of charge. We can accommodate small as well as larger boats and kayaks.

Welcome to anchor this summer!


Buy or order the exhibition catalogue

The exhibition Signature Women – 100 years on the Swedish art scene is currently closed but you can still buy the exhibition catalogue. Either via regular mail or in our outdoor café which is open weekends.

The catalogue cost SEK 300 and is available both in Swedish and English. Postage included (for registered letter an additional cost of SEK 80). Payment via bank transfer or Swish. Delivery time approximately one week. Place your order at

The catalogue is also available in our outdoor café which is open during weekends. Here you can pay with your credit card.

Read more about the exhibition here >>

Upcoming installation by Alexander Ekman

On October 23rd, 2020, Artipelag will host the premiere of the new dance and film installation Vanmakt by the director and dance choreographer Alexander Ekman. The project has been made possible by Micael Bindefeld’s Foundation, by awarding Alexanders its annual grant.

What is it that makes us either to act, be quiet or just watch? How can we turn powerlessness and helplessness to bravery and civil courage? In Vanmakt Alexander examines the question on our own responsibility.

In an interview in Svenska Dagbladet, Alexander talks about the installation.

”It is a new artform. We will be in the Artbox at Artipelag. The idea is to show films on all walls, in front of them or against them, creating moments of different art forms. It can be dance, pictures, people who participate in different ways. A cross-fertilization between different media. It will be a system where subparts will be added continuously creating new. I work almost up to the premiere the last week in October. This is completely new to me and I have never done anything like this before.”

Micael Bindefeld Foundation annually awards a scholarship supporting those who wish to communicate, give information or in any form convey knowledge to a broad Swedish audience stories about the Holocaust. It is becoming more and more difficult to get testimony from the survivors of the Holocaust. Within the near future, no survivors (witnesses) will be alive and therefore the need to convey their stories will be more important than ever.

The motivation from the foundation on the choice of Alexander Ekman is:

”The 2020 Scholarship is awarded choreographer and director Alexander Ekman for his film installation on the major and complex questions evoked by the Holocaust. In this art project Alexander explores our helplessness, bravery and our civil courage and invite young people as well as adults to reflect on one’s own responsibility. By keeping not only the memory of the Holocaust alive, the project also raises awareness that it is possible for anyone and everyone to prevent something like this from happening again.”

Alexander Ekman is one of the absolute foremost choreographers of our time. He works on the big stages in Stockholm, Sydney, Paris, Berlin and New York and is acclaimed everywhere for his extraordinary and innovative productions.

Vanmakt has a world premiere on October 23rd and will run until November 22nd. The work is under development and therefore no tickets are available. More information about the work and tickets will be found on Artipelag’s homepage.

Pictured above: Micael Bindefeld, Alexander Ekman and Artipelag’s founders Björn and Lillemor Jakobson.

Valentine’s Day pastry

As every year, we have a Valentine’s Day pastry. Enjoy this creation in Bådan Café & Pâtisserie between Friday February 14th and Sunday February 16th.

The 2020 version is a tartelette with a raspberry compote, dulcey crémeaux and raspberry glazed raspberry mousse. Price SEK 70.

Also, don’t miss out on our delicious semla buns!