Lea Porsager - nominated for Swedish Architects Best Landscape Architecture 2019

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.⁠

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Lea Porsager was awarded the John and Margaretha Aspegren's 2019 scholarship

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,⁠ 


Runo Lagomarsino awarded the 2019 Friends of Moderna Museet Sculpture Prize 2019

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. ⁠

“Runo Lagomarsino is an artist whose works offer a multifaceted picture of what working with sculpture can include. With careful attention to the material, but without ever ignoring its conceptual aspect, Lagomarsino shapes his narrative, acutely aware of the significance of political positionings. He oscillates between temporalities and identities and perceives art as a unit of time and space in a historic context. A sentence written on a baggage carousel, sand poured out in front of a Greek sculpture at a museum, material confronted with a colonial past. In his practice, Lagomarsino incorporates power and geography, mythology and national identity, objects and memories, invisible situations and opportunities for diverse dialogue.” - The Jury ⁠


Torbjørn Rødland is nominated for Lorck Schieve Kunstpris 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. 

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Miriam Bäckström - Ars Fennica 2019, FI

Miriam Bäckström participates in Ars Fennica 2019, Finland. "Bäckström consistently aims for technical precision and innovation, regardless of whether she works with still or moving images. At the same time, she has opened her practice to collaborations that allow for the improvisational and the theatrical. These might be films, live performances or published texts, in which boundaries between the documentary and the fictional, as well as between the original and the appropriated, are speculative transgressed.⁠⠀
Bäckström’s hybrid, experimental practice exploits and subverts the conventions of visualising and story-telling, stagecraft and exhibition-making. Throughout her oeuvre, she has tested conflicting approaches to authorship and subjectivity, performance and spectatorship, the public and the private, fact and fiction. She is always looking for a new image, a new experience, a new emotion – so new that no one will quite know how to perceive and respond to them." - Ars Fennica, 2019. ⁠⠀

The exhibition ends 08.09.19. 

Photo credit: Jussi Tiainen ⁠⠀