Gothenburg Exhibition (1923)

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Poster for Gothenburg Exhibition (1923)

The Gothenburg Tercentennial Jubilee Exposition (in Swedish Jubileumsutställningen i Göteborg) was a world's fair held in Gothenburg, Sweden during 1923 marking 300th anniversary of the founding og the city. The fair opened 8 May and ran until 30 September. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Exhibits and buildings[edit]

One site was at Liseberg, an existing gardened area. Ir was opened to the public for the exhibition, 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][2]

The Arts and Craft Pavilion was designed by Hakon Ahlberg and the arts exhibition pavilion by architects Sigfrid Ericson (1879-1958) and Arvid Bjerke (1880-1952) .[6] Artist 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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Findling, John E; Pelle, Kimberley D (eds.). "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. ^ Jubileumsutställningens i Göteborg 1923 officiella vyalbum. Axel Eliassons Konstforlag, Stockholm. 
  6. ^ a b "ABOUT". Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Liseberg Gothenburg, Liseberg Gotheborg, Liseberg Christmas | Gothenburg Guide". Retrieved 8 March 2012. 

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