Joakim Thåström, member of the punk rock band Ebba Grön. Photo: Hatte Stiwenius.


Meet the liberating punk rock movement in Stockholm through Hatte Stiwenius’ photographs from 1978 to 1987.

Visit the exhibition

When: October 28, 2023—August 25, 2024
Where: Tunnvalvet, plan 0
Free admission

Punk rock. Suburb. Society. Presence. Alienation. Explosion. Ebba Grön. Tant Strul. Grisen skriker. Imperiet.

Hatte Stiwenius (1949—2007) is considered the foremost interpreter of the rise of punk rock in Stockholm during the 1970s and 1980s. His photographs not only take us on stage but also capture life behind and in front of it. We meet the people who saw rebellion and liberating freedom in punk. In this rebellious time, Hatte Stiwenius not only finds his own visual language but also a sense of belonging.

Greger Ulf Nilson, art director, graphic designer and curator, together with photographer Charlie Drevstam, manage the image treasure after Hatte Stiwenius and have made the image selection in the exhibition and the accompanying book.

Book release December 2 — pre-order now

In connection with the exhibition comes an extensive, beautiful and exclusive photo book with pictures by Hatte Stiwenius and texts by Kajsa Grytt and Klas Östergren.

The book is released on December 2 during Stockholm’s Winter Book Weekend at the City Museum. It comes in a limited edition, so make sure you get a copy by pre-ordering it via email to the publisher Stockholmia:


The exhibition room has a special entrance with a lift ramp for wheelchairs. The maximum weight is 225 kilograms. If you have a heavier chair or permobile, you can borrow a regular wheelchair to switch with.