Concentrations 61: Runo Lagomarsino

September 30, 2018 to April 14, 2019 | Stoffel Quadrant Gallery
Runo Lagomarsino, AMERICAMNESIA, 2017, ink applied on wall, two rubber stamps and black ink, Courtesy the artist, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen and Mendes Wood DM, São PauloRuno Lagomarsino, Crucero del Norte, 1976-2012, 24 exposed photographic papers, photo credit: Erling Lykke Jeppesen, Collection Lena and Per Josefsson, StockholmRuno Lagomarsino, If You Don’t Know What the South Is, It’s Simply Because you are From the North (Posterversion), 2009, stack of posters, Courtesy the artist, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen and Francesca Minini, MilanoRuno Lagomarsino, West Is Everywhere you Look, 2016, 9 maps, motors, cables and wires, Courtesy the artist and Francesca Minini, MilanoRuno Lagomarsino, ContraTiempos, 2010, dia projection loop, 27 original images in a Kodak slide projection carousel with timer, photo credit: Amilcar Packer, Courtesy the artist, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo and Francesca Miniini, Milano

Concentrations 61 is the first solo museum exhibition for Runo Lagomarsino, a conceptual artist of Italian and Argentine descent who lives and works in Malmö, Sweden, and São Paulo, Brazil. His work has been exhibited in group shows at the Guggenheim, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MCA Chicago, PROSPECT, and the Venice Biennale, among others. Transforming everyday objects and phrases into historically referential works of art, Lagomarsino considers the unstable nature of national identities. Through these deceptively simple transformations, the artist points to the histories and narratives imparted by our transnational identities and the volatile relationship between power and geography.

Concentrations 61 spans two galleries and features new commissions and previous works that have been specifically reformatted for the DMA. The first space addresses moments of colonial and neo-imperial mythmaking; the second has resonances for the current political turmoil in the United States and beyond. Lagomarsino’s language is often abstract or universalizing, implicating us all in a constellation of the constant movement of people and things.

Focus Installation
Admission is FREE.