Congratulations to Darío Escobar who received the 2020 “Carlos Mérida” Award presented by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in the Reception Hall of the National Palace of Culture, Guatemala.
Prince Eugen's medal for outstanding artistic practice, awarded by the Swedish Royal Court, is granted each year to artists of great significance.
Lea Porsager is born 1981, she lives and works in Copenhagen and has participated in exhibitions such as documenta 13 (2012) and the 14th Istanbul Biennale (2015). In 2018, her ”Gravitational Ripples” was inaugurated on Djurgården in Stockholm – an earthwork commissioned to honour the Swedish victims of the tsunami disaster in South East Asia.
With an oeuvre that is based in research and spans themes such as mysticism, feminism, and science, Lea Porsager uses a wide array of artistic media and approaches, including sculpture, filmmaking and writing.
Lea Porsager's ‘Gravitational Ripples’ (2018) was nominated for Swedish Architects Best Landscape Architecture 2019
Gravitational Ripples is the Swedish Memorial for the victims of the tsunami in southeast Asia in 2004.
For further information and motivation of the jury - www.arkitekt.se/nominerade-till-basta-landskapsarkitektur-2019
We are extremely proud to announce that our booth received the prize BEST BOOTH in ZONA MACO by GRUPO HABITA • Thank you OLAF BREUNING for presenting the amazing sculptures Sad and Worried Animals and thanks to the community and the team behind Zona Maco - This is our 15th anniversary at Zona Maco and we already look forward to next year!
At the ceremony of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA’s 100th anniversary Lea Porsager was awarded the John and Margaretha Aspegren's 2019 scholarship. For her artistry and especially gravitational Ripples, which is inspired by scientific observations and cosmic phenomena. This strongly touching memorial of the tsunami disaster links engineering science and the humanities.
Foto: Daniel Söderberg, www.greenpix.se⠀
Runo Lagomarsino awarded the 2019 Friends of Moderna Museet Sculpture Prize 2019. In occasion of the award, Lagomarsino will have a solo exhibition at Moderna Museet running from November 12 - December 22, 2019.
Torbjørn Rødland is nominated for Lorck Schieve Kunstpris 2019.
In the occasion of the nomination, Rødland will be showing his works at Trondheim Kunstmuseum as part of a group exhibition. The exhibition will be opening on Saturday, September 21, 2019
The Lorck Schieve Kunstpris is a collaboration between Christian Lorck Schive and Spouse Trust and Trondheim Kunstmuseum. The purpose of the Lorck Schive Kunstpris is to generate debate and interest around contemporary art by honouring outstanding artists. The art prize was initiated by the Lorck Schive and Spouse Trust. The board is Sissel Lillebostad, Odd Fredrik Heiberg and Ruben Steinum.
Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland (b. 1970) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and Oslo, Norway. Rødland studied at the National College of Art and Design, Bergen and Rogaland University Centre, Stavanger. As an LA based photographer, he constructs portraits, still lives and landscapes, which simultaneously inhabit, defamiliarize and disrupt the realm of the everyday. By staging scenarios that appear both familiar and banal, Rødland’s photographs are embedded with an underlying lyrism and poetic language that emerges from the artist’s reconfiguration of cultural symbols and imagery.
Rødland’s works hold the viewer’s gaze through a pleasure in the act of looking, as well as the enigmatic and uncertain nature of their meaning. His work often inhabits and plays with the familiar space of commercial photography with its highly constructed, predetermined and at times fetishistic approach to subjects, objects and materials. Several recurring trtpes within Rødland’s images are food like cake, banana, oranges, close ups of body parts and related accessories hands, knees, feet, and torsos are partnered with pads, socks and tattoos, whilst viscous substances, such as honey and paint flow over these subjects. Rødland’s visual compositions initiate a desire and curiosity in the viewer. We are drawn in by what appears to be the candidness of an advertisement but then these images quickly rupture our expectations.
The price exhibition can be seen at Trondheim Kunstmuseum on November 7, 2019.