Eighteen Stations is the Patti Smith's first exhibition in Sweden. It centres around the her book, M Train from 2015: part memoir, part dreamscape, part elegy for the departed and for time itself.
The artist describes the book as “a roadmap to my life.” Eighteen Stations is a meditation on the act of artistic creation, as well as the passage of time. It features the artist’s illustrative photographs that accompany the book’s pages, along with works by Smith that speak to art and literature’s potential to offer hope and consolation.
Beds, statues, tools, and tombstones, which bear the names of figures who have shaped our culture, form a kind of visual diary. Frida Kahlo, Tolstoy, Jean Genet, Virginia Woolf, Wittgenstein, and Roberto Bolaño are resurrected through pictures of their belongings or their final resting places.
This exhibition is organised by Robert Miller Gallery and produced by Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.