Runo Lagomarsino's exhibition 'We believe to be a land and the truth is we are barely a landscape' at Kultur Parken Småland

Runo Lagomarsino's exhibition 'We believe to be a land and the truth is we are barely a landscape' links historical and contemporary migration. Växjö and Småland are central places. The artist highlights portrayals of exile's first impressions and memories. Various stories meet and take turns against each other in an exhibition of sculptures, pictures and films.

The exhibition is part of the art project 'New Småland' where local knowledge is combined with international contemporary art with the aim of exploring the political, social and aesthetic landscape in Småland.
The exhibition will be opening on September 21, 2019, at the Emigrants' House.

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Herning Museum of Contemporary Art will be showing Torbjørn Rødlands video '♥All This & Dogg'

Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART) will be showing Torbjørn Rødland's video '♥All This & Dogg' (2004) as part of their anniversary group show 'HEART 10 år'. ⁠

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 show will be running from 28.09.2019 - 29.03.2020
Credits: ⁠
Cast - Anne Fransen Asland, Charlotte Grundt, Madeleine Chapman Kjellevand, Maria Klungseth, Rikke Mørck, Annika Sørli Stange ⁠
Original Electronic Music - Lrz⁠
Songs - Bright Paper⁠
Editing - Erik Andersson⁠


Carlos Amorales participates in a group exhibition at MAMM (Museum of Modern Art of Medellin), Medellin, Colombia

Carlos Amorales participates in a group exhibition at MAMM (Museum of Modern Art of Medellin), Medellin, Colombia with his two works 'Negative Nature (Puppet Masters)' (2018). 

The exhibition will run from 30/10-19 - 02/02-20


Matthew Ronay participates in a group exhibition at ACC (Asia Culture Center), Gwangju, South Korea

Matthew Ronay will participate in a group exhibition at ACC (Asia Culture Center) in Gwangju, South Korea with his work 'In and out and in and out, again' (2013). 

The exhibition is based on material-driven craft techniques and will present an original context from a new perspective of modern sculpture after the 1990s while also focusing on traditional raw materials. 

The exhibition will run from 04/09-19 - 24/02-20


Michael Kvium - Walking Through Walls, Martin-Groupius-Bau, Berlin, DE

Michael Kvium will be included in the group exhibition Durch Mauern Gehen/Walking Through Walls opening at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin on 11.09.2019. Walking Through Walls marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most symbolic events of the 20th century, interrogating the experience of vulnerability and anxiety caused by power structures that thrive on confinement and segregation. 

Not too long ago, the fall of the Wall was one of the most salient symbols of twentieth-century utopianism. More recently, however, the surge in extreme nationalism and polarising populism have given way to more divisive ideologies. Walking Through Walls is, therefore, a timely response to the current moment whereby the Berlin Wall is extended beyond its German particularity, becoming instead an entry point into critical reflection on the impact of having to live with divisions, both real and metaphorical.

The exhibition brings together 28 international artists and covers a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, film, sound installation, site-specific interventions and performance. It is conceived as one comprehensive, non-linear experience, constructed around three interwoven lines of inquiry. The first brings together works that explore the physical presence of walls and how they function as sites of separation. The second reflects on the impact that physical and metaphorical walls have on those who live with them. The third portrays the struggles to overcome existing divisions. In addition, the exhibition directly references the historically charged location of the Gropius Bau. Many symbolic sites are in its direct vicinity, or even visible from the exhibition galleries themselves, including a fragment of the Berlin Wall.

With works by Marina Abramović and Ulay, José Bechara, Sibylle Bergemann, Tagreed Darghouth, Jose Dávila, Willie Doherty, Smadar Dreyfus, Melvin Edwards, Dara Friedman, Dora García, Zahrah Al Ghamdi, Mona Hatoum, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Michael Kvium, Gustav Metzger, Reem Al Nasser, Christian Odzuck, Emeka Ogboh, Anri Sala, Fred Sandback, Aki Sasamoto, Regina Silveira, Siska, Javier Téllez, Samson Young, Yuan Yuan, Héctor Zamora




Runo Lagomarsino - The Warmth Of Other Suns, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, US

Runo Lagomarsino participates in the group exhibition The Warmth Of Other Suns at The Phillips Collection, Washinton DC, US. Looking at his work Mare Nostrum, the neon text changes between spelling out “MARE NOSTRUM” and “MARE MOSTRUM”. Mare Nostrum implies unreconciled memories; it signifies a reciprocal fear, dating back over half a millennium, that has witnessed attempts at pacification of an entirely political and rarely cultural nature. This fear is also marked, however, by great reciprocal curiosity, a voluntary and necessary quest to find shared ground. And so in speaking of the Mediterranean, how could one help but think of Braudel and his concept of it as a locus of proximity, a concept that has also bolstered the idea of an ever smaller place, a true borderland between two worlds, which have come to be multiple worlds. 

This D.C. exhibition should be seen by everyone concerned about the migrant crisis.—The Washington Post

The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement presents 75 historical and contemporary artists—from the United States as well as Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Syria, Turkey, UK, Vietnam, and more—whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis.

Through installations, videos, paintings, and documentary images, The Warmth of Other Suns  explores both real and imaginary geographies, reconstructing personal and collective tales of migration. Overlaying historical experiences of migration to and within the United States with the current plight of refugees around the world, the exhibition brings together a multitude of voices and exposes the universality of migration as an experience shared by many. The exhibition also focuses on how artists bear witness to both historical events and more subtle shifts in cultural landscapes.

Borrowing a line from author Richard Wright (1908–1960), and sharing its title with Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning book on the Great Migration, The Warmth of Other Suns is anchored by an important reference to the decades-long exodus of over six million African Americans from the brutality and discrimination that ruled the American South. Selections from Jacob Lawrence’s powerful Migration Series (1940-41), a cornerstone of The Phillips Collection, will be among the historical works featured in the show.

The Warmth of Other Suns is curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell in partnership with the New Museum, New York, and based on the exhibition The Restless Earth, which was shown at the Triennale in Milan in 2017.


Tove Storch - Fiskars Village Biennale, Fiskars, FI

Tove Storch participates in Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, Fiskars, FI with her work 'Untitled' (2019) consisting of 70 individual sculptural forms that all together forms one large outdoor installation. The work will be on show until 15.09.19. ⁠⠀

From symbiotic relationships to interdependencies: from the 19th of May to the 15th of September, the 2019 Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale places the question of coexistence in the forefront. How can one become better at living together while dealing with differences? In combining art and design, the Biennale offers a unified experience while asking whether the two disciplines can benefit and learn from each other.⁠⠀
The exhibition invites the visitors to slow down, to focus their attention and attune to the signals, materials and processes that shape the fabric of the everyday but easily go unnoticed amidst its hum and rumble. Instead of offering a mere visual spectacle, Beings with strives to feed diverse senses and imagination. The works of art are displayed in the Threshing House, the Old Granary and along the river passing through the village. " - Fiskars Biennale, 2019. ⁠⠀


Miriam Bäckstrøm, Michael Kvium & Superflex are all included in the group exhibition CIRCUS at Gl. Holtegaard

Miriam Bäckström, Michael Kvium & Superflex are all included in the group exhibition Circus at Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, DK opening 23.08.2019. Bäckström will show the monumental tapestry 'The Opposite of Me is I' (2011), Michael Kvium will show 'Illusion' (2017) and Superflex will show their video work 'Flooded McDonald's' (2009). 

The museum writes: The circus holds a central position within the last 150 years of art history. The meaning and significance of the circus motif has changed over time, but the theme itself seems to never have fallen out of fashion. With the exhibition CIRCUS, Gammel Holtegaard wishes to shed light on selected themes associated with the circus motif back from the 1890s to the present day.

The exhibition runs until 05.09.2020.