Gothenburg Exhibition (1923)

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The Gothenburg Tercentennial Jubilee Exposition, or in Swedish Jubileumsutställningen i Göteborg was a world's fair held in Gothenburg, in 1923,[1] marking 300 years since the city was founded.[2][3] The fair opened 8 May and ran until 30 September[4]

Exhibits and buildings[edit]

One site was an existing gardened area (Liseberg) was opened to the public for the exhibition,[2] hosted several pavilions, including an industrial art house, an exports exhibition, a congress hall and a machine hall and amusement rides including a carousel.[5]

The Arts and Craft Pavilion was designed by Hakon Ahlberg and the arts exhibition pavilion by Sigfrid Ericson and Arvid Bjerke.[6] David Wallin had a solo exhibition in here including his paintings Summer and Springtime in the forest.

Legacy[edit]

The Liseberg site continued as an amusement park, and is now the most visited tourist attraction in Sweden,[2] receiving 3 million visits annually[7]

The arts exhibition building is now a contemporary arts gallery, the Göteborgs Konsthall[6] near to the extant Götaplatsen square which was inaugurated for the fair.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Findling, John E (ed.). "Appendix D:Fairs Not Included". Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 414. ISBN 9780786434169. 
  2. ^ a b c "Liseberg - Liseberg Park". Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Trappsteg's buddy icon World Exhibition 1923 in Gothenburg". Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  4. ^ JUBILEE EXHIBITION GOTHENBURG SWEDEN 1923. 
  5. ^ a b Jubileumsutställningens i Göteborg 1923 officiella vyalbum. Axel Eliassons Konstforlag, Stockholm. 
  6. ^ a b "ABOUT". Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Liseberg Gothenburg, Liseberg Gotheborg, Liseberg Christmas | Gothenburg Guide". Retrieved 8 March 2012.