Runo Lagomarsino | There Is Always a Day Away

September 27 — October 22 2011

Galeria Luisa Strina opens the Runo Lagomarsino’s Project, on September 27th of 2011. Integrated by photographs, collages, objects, sculptures, videos, drawings and prints, the installation make up the first solo exhibition of the Swedish artist in Brazil. Runo Lagomarsino investigates how social and political situations have been developed through different historical and discursive processes. Runo Lagomarsino has already shown his work at some important solo exhibitions at Art Basel, Ar/Ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Centro de Artes Visuais em Coimbra, and participations in group shows such as the current 11th Venice Biennale, the Jumex Foundation in Mexico City, MAM São Paulo and Lisson Gallery in London.

Hay siempre un día mas lejos (There is always a day away) creates a break which allow us to go forward and backward in space and time. The installation sets up a narrative from fragments that allude to historical events in order to analyze how we build the History.

One of the starting points of the show are the dates of departure and arrival of first two journeys of Christopher Columbus to American continent: August 3rd to October 12th of 1492, January 16th to March 4th of 1493. The sculpture “4 dates sun drawings” emphasizes the link between time and travel and points to the Atlantic as geopolitical space.

On a single shelf are arranged collages, little sculptures, found objects as wine cork stoppers or a collection of caravels printed on serviettes, matchboxes, etc., that in one way or another, tell about the metaphors’ issues we have built around of travels. Focused on the imagination of a colonial past, the installation calls into question how images are constructed and circulated. The show relies on the museology discourse, grouping materials and connecting objects to destabilize notions of geography and linear narrative.

Opening: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, at 7PM | Exhibition Period: September 28th to October 22nd of 2011 | Visiting Hours: Monday to Friday from 10AM to 7PM | Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM | GALERIA LUISA STRINA Rua Padre João Manuel, 755 – 01411-000 – São Paulo – SP, Brazil |

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