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Karl Larsson, "Leaving the 20th Century"

Stockholm, February 25th - April 02nd, 2016
Image No. 1 of Karl Larsson

Washing Rimbaud's Heart, 2014, Wood, copper, beach stones, 379 x 309 x 142 cm

 
The title of this show is a small excerpt taken from Now, the SI!* a short, unattributed text published in 1964 in which the author(s) argue for a Situationist approach to launch society into the next century, suggesting that Situationist acts such as Détournement, Dérive, Psychogeography etc would in themselves be practices of the future.



Perhaps a Situationistic approach, such as a combination of critical investigation of present days culture and abrupt disruptions of the fabric of everyday society, could be useful in relation to the exhibition. Critical investigation in this case meaning not only theoretical methodology, but also a wordless confrontation of body and space. Disruption meaning not only formal juxtapositions and allegorical interventions, but also direct action, force and even destruction. A body in a room called gallery, book, community.

Karl Larsson
February, 2016 

At Galerie Nordenhake Karl Larsson will present new work produced over the last two years. His parallel practice as a poet is visible not only through excerpts of written text, but also in a spatial grammar, where material, form and content create narratives which doesn’t necessarily speak in complete, prosaic sentences.

* “Maintenant, l’I.S.” originally appeared in Internationale Situationniste #9 (Paris, August 1964). 



  
Image No. 2 of Karl Larsson

Installation view 

 
Image No. 3 of Karl Larsson

RGB, curious?, 2016, Rabbit skin glue, marker, pigment, 
UV print on cotton canvas, 82,8 x 56,3 cm

 
Image No. 4 of Karl Larsson

Stopped by flowers, 2016, Rabbit skin glue, oil paint, pigment and 
UV print on cotton canvas, 82,8 x 56,3 cm

 
Image No. 5 of Karl Larsson

The Devil's party, 2016, Rabbit skin glue, marker, pigment, 
UV print on cotton canvas, 82,8 x 56,3 cm

 
Image No. 6 of Karl Larsson

Installation view 

 
Image No. 7 of Karl Larsson

Will somebody soon be called "mate"?, 2016, Bronze, acrylic paint, pastel stick, hard drive, 30 x 22 x 16 cm

 
Image No. 8 of Karl Larsson

Will somebody soon be called "mate"?, 2016, Bronze, acrylic paint, pastel stick, hard drive, 30 x 22 x 16 cm

 
Image No. 9 of Karl Larsson

Am I swarming out of myself?, 2016, Bronze, acrylic paint, camera, 18 x 17 x 15 cm

 
Image No. 10 of Karl Larsson

Am I swarming out of myself?, 2016, Bronze, acrylic paint, camera, 18 x 17 x 15 cm

 
Image No. 11 of Karl Larsson

Installation view

 
Image No. 12 of Karl Larsson

Bubbles, 2016, Screenprint on paper, Triptych, 60,5 x 86,5 cm each 

 
Image No. 13 of Karl Larsson

Bubbles, 2016, Screenprint on paper, Triptych, 60,5 x 86,5 cm each 

 
Image No. 14 of Karl Larsson

Emergency Poem, 2014, Metal, pulver sprayed white colour, stickers, 227 x 280 x 280 cm

 
Image No. 15 of Karl Larsson

Emergency Poem, Detail

 
Image No. 16 of Karl Larsson

Installation view

 
Image No. 17 of Karl Larsson

Leaving the 20th Century, 2016, India ink, acrylic binder on paper mounted on linen, 82,9 x 56,1 cm 





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