Two Works About Children and Art by Dutch Artist Rineke Dijkstra at Bonniers Konsthall


STOCKHOLM.- Bonniers Konsthall presents I See a Woman Crying—two works about children and art by Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. One of the two films in Rineke Dijkstra’s exhibition I See A Woman Crying shows a group of children from a primary school who interpret Picasso’s painting Weeping Woman from 1937. Together, the children devise stories about the woman in the image; how she feels, where she has been and where she is going. We never get to see the painting, but the children’s imagination triggers our own. In the second film, we see how the schoolgirl Ruth, who is deeply concentrated and at the same time slightly distracted, tries to capture Picasso’s motif in her sketchbook. Rineke Dijkstra got the idea for the two films in 2008 when she was artist-in-residence at Tate Liverpool, whose collection includes Picasso’s painting, and was fascinated by the museum’s educational work with local schools. She was par