Runo Lagomarsino. The Square between the Walls

12 June – 29 August 2021


Runo Lagomarsino, I am also smoke, 2020

Runo Lagomarsino (born 1977 in Lund, Sweden) is an internationally renowned artist that lives and works in Malmö and São Paulo in Brazil. Lagomarsino uses a variety of media but frequently creates multi-layered installations that combine sculptural elements, photography and sometimes-even film and performance. He often investigates the autobiographical to reflect on social and political issues affecting all of us, and private memories to challenge collective ones. He uncovers and highlights traces of the past in our everyday world reminding us of how history – even the elements of it that have been forgotten or overlooked – are embedded in an intricate way in our present. His practice relies on a carefully crafted use and subversion of language and symbols, often related to institutional structures and systems. His works invite and challenge viewers to reflect about the past in order to make sense of our present and our ability to affect the future.

The Square Between the Walls will bring together a group of recent and older works and a new commission produced specifically for the show at Lunds konsthall. The new work dwells on the personal, like many of Lagomarsino’s works, but in this case, it looks into the artist’s own family history and their relationship to Lund.

Runo Lagomarsino’s work has been extensively shown nationally and internationally in amongst other places at: Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Malmö Art Museum; Malmö Konsthall; LACMA, Los Angeles; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Venice Biennial, the São Paulo Biennal; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas.