From press release:
It was with great regret that we heard of the loss of Lars Arrhenius (1966–2020) who passed away just a few weeks ago after an operation. He had been battling a stubborn autoimmune disorder for years. Lars leaves behind his wife and two children, who remain in our thoughts.
From the beginning of his artistic career, Lars Arrhenius was committed to exploring new things, in particular new media and digitalisation. Over the last 10 years his focus was on environmental protection, which became his central concern.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our artist and friend Lars Arrhenius has passed away. We did our first collaboration in 1998 when Lars had just returned to Stockholm after finishing his studies in Amsterdam.
His first exhibition presented paintings, but his multifaceted artistry took new directions toward the digital and contemporary world. He was a curious and playful person, always open to new techniques and interfaces to reach the public with his ideas.
Från pressrelease (in Swedish only):
En utställning i skogen invid Kaknästornet på Djurgården
In this exhibition you will find out, among other things, that you consist of biomass and that the rain forests, coral reefs and sea can be transformed into money.
From press release:
It is with great pleasure SPECTA presents a new solo show by the Swedish artist Lars Arrhenius. With an exceptionally multi-disciplinary oevre, counting a.o. animation, drawing, television, music, scenography and boardgames, Arrhenius has once again taken on a new media, as the exhibition consists of a brand new series of paper cuts, inspired by the Danish writer H. C. Andersen.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson moves to London this autumn!
After nearly 20 years at art fairs in Europe and the USA we are trying out new ways of presenting our artists internationally. During 2018 we have taken a pause from international art fairs to explore the possibilities with pop-up exhibitions.
In times of Spring exhibitions, Domeij Gallery has the great pleasure to introduce a different type of Spring exhibition that we have chosen to call; Mejan-94
Around the same time last year I curated a similar exhibition with everyone that graduated from Mejan or the Royal School of Art in Stocholm during the Spring of 1995. This year I chose to “reverse” one year to 1994. So now exactly 24 years later they gather again through art, as their common denominator.
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Fragment, minnen, visioner
From program description (in Swedish only):
Det ordlösa språket. Vad händer när ord ersätts av bilder? Och hur väljer man symboler som fungerar för alla? Kobra förhandstittar på konstnären Lars Arrhenius piktogramkonstverk Cuckoo Clock i Citybanan i Stockholm, som invigs i juli.
See the episode (Interview with Lars arrhenius from 19.25):
Välkommen på avtäckning av Tombolahjulet – en permanent installation på Taverna Brillo, Stockholm.
Måndagen den 13:e mars klockan 17.00-20.00, vid entrén Sturegatan 6.
From Press Release (in Swedish only):
Några av landets mest intressanta samtida konstnärer har bidragit till denna visning, till förmån för Svenska Konstnärernas Förening/Konstnärshuset.
Intäkterna går oavkortat till verksamheten. Läs mer om oss HÄR.
From Pressrelease (in Swedish only):
Panama är ett sällskapsspel för hela familjen. Spelet går ut på att bedriva olika former av handel. Under spelet kommer deltagarna i kontakt med såväl lokal som internationell handel inom exempelvis olja, bomull, läkemedel och vapen. Spelet är inspirerat av bland annat Öyvind Fahlströms spel World trade Monopoly, men även av pensionsfonder, gymnastikskor, ekologisk tofu och Nato.
Panama, som har producerats i folkrepubliken Kina, har framtagits av Lars Arrhenius och Eric Ericson.
Peter Aerschmann, Lars Arrhenius & Johannes Müntzing, Jürgen Brodwolf, Com&Com, Ingeborg Doetsch, Jeanette Ehlers, Food Cultura, Julienne Jattiot, Franticek Klossner, Reto Leibundgut, Rupprecht Matthies,Franziska Megert, Andrea Nyffeler, Meret Oppenheim, Lothar Seruset.
Lars Arrhenius & Eric Ericson, Camilla Carlsson & John Håkansson, Dušica Dražić, Ilkka Halso, Andreas Johansson, Clay Ketter, Maria Miesenberger, MYCKET med Katarina Bonnevier, Thérèse Kristiansson, Mariana Alves Silva, Nils Norman and Marjetica Potrč.
Taubert Contemporary is proud to present Lars Arrhenius' latest film “Society Theater” (Samhällsteater) - a 10-minute stop-motion film where different social systems are built up and broken down again.
Right now, at a time when refugees move in large numbers, terrorism is present and border control redefine and test our organization of societies, the film seems very relevant.
Spotlight is a new series of short exhibitions in the gallery with an emphasis on open conversations between artists and visitors. For this premiere Spotlight event, we are pleased to present new works by Lars Arrhenius, Bella Rune and Dan Wolgers.
From Press Release:
In SPECTA we are proud to present the world premiere of Lars Arrhenius' latest film Samhällsteater (Society Theatre) - a 10-minute stop-motion film where different social systems are built up and broken down again. Right now, at a time when refugees move in large numbers, terrorism is present and border control redefine and test our organization of societies, the film seems very relevant.
A Collection in Transformation
Uppsala Art Museum presents a new exhibition with selected works from the museum's collections. Three main directions can be discerned in the exhibition: science, communication and existentialism.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson has partnered with Hotel le Manoir in Banyuls-sur-Mer, France. We will make on-site exhibitions with gallery artists and also work towards an exchange between the artists, guests of the hotel and the local cultural scene. The first exhibition presents more than 30 works by 16 of the gallery’s artists.The works are not selected on the basis of a special theme, but there are a number connections to the geographical location, the building and the local nature and culture.
About the Swedish collection Archive of Visions and Actions included in the exhibition: What happens if you ask more than two hundred artists to take on the same miniature scale – a ten by twelve centimeter linen canvas on a wooden frame – as their common starting point? What will the artists do with this common condition, having to change scale from much larger works – or from video, performance or conceptual works – to a small canvas? The variation among the Swedish participants is large in terms of age, geography, material, media, themes, and methods.
Release for new record by Lars Arrhenius, Eric Ericson, Goran Kajfeš and David Österberg at Konst-ig Bookstore at Åsögatan 124, Stockholm, Sweden!
From Press Release (in Swedish only):
“Sånger från samhället” är ett skivalbum av Lars Arrhenius, Eric Ericson, Goran Kajfeš och David Österberg. Skivan finns som vinyl och digitalt på Spotify och är en musikalisk vidareutveckling av sällskapspelet ”Välkommen till samhället”. Albumet möjliggör att dansa till bland annat låtarna JAS, Import – Export och Statistiska centralbyrån.
We are pleased to present the group exhibition 2014. A selection of gallery artists including: Mamma Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Thomas Broomé, Sara-Vide Ericson, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Klara Kristalova, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Dan Wolgers and others.
En självklart viktig del av Konstakademiens historia är utbildningen. Banden mellan ledamöter, professorer, lärare och elever är starka och många, även om ansvaret för Kungl. Konsthögskolans verksamhet formellt övergick till staten år 1978. Det vill Konstakademien manifestera genom att inleda en serie utställningar utifrån elevkretsarna kring ”Mejans ” professorer. Traderingen mellan generationer, det personliga mötet och goda samtalet är en unik form av kunskapsförmedling och erfarenhetsutbyte.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to announce a group exhibition that will be on display throughout the summer. In conjunction with the inauguration of Nationalmuseum’s temporary space with the exhibition Carl Larsson - Friends and Enemies in our building (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), we will show Time Waits for Us . This exhibition presents new works by all of our gallery artists.
LARS ARRHENIUS & ERIC ERICSON
Välkommen till samhället
Release party Wednesday 12.12 at 5–7 pm
Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to be hosting the release party for the game Välkommen till samhället, made by Eric Ericson and Lars Arrhenius. During the evening you will have the opportunity to play against the creators of the game and a signed edition of the game will be available for purchase for 400 SEK. The perfect gift for anyone with an interest in arts and politics!
Showtajm – av Lars Arrhenius och Daniel Westlund.
Lördag 6 oktober klockan 14.
Bokslukaren 5 år.
Lyssna på Lars och Daniel när de lirar låtar från skivan.
From Press Release (in Norwegian)
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Lars Arrhenius (b.1966) deals with the drama of everyday life. In his works he has often put on a birds eye to human behaviour where he tells stories on hidden contexts where everything in the end seems to be connected. In August/September Specta shows 66 prints by Lars Arrhenius, all illustrations from British newspapers from the end of the 19 th century. Here, carefully drawn illustrations were used to vividly emphasize events in order to reach more “readers”. All together the 66 prints form the more than 17 meters long suite “Eye for an Eye” from 2002.
Things that Happen / Sånt som händer
Drawings / Teckning
Artists: Lars Arrhenius, Magdalena Dziurlikowska, Carin Ellberg, Anneli Furmark, Ragnar Persson, Liv Strömquist
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to announce Lars Arrhenius and Daniel Westlund’s first joint exhibition in the gallery.
SVARTA BUBBLOR is Lars Arrhenius seventh solo exhibition in the gallery. It is also Lars Arrhenius’s return to hand-made drawings and comics, which was his way into the arts. After ten years of partially computer generated wall works and animations these drawings began to develop. The works, however, is text-based and in a way an ‘anti-comics’. In about 50 ink drawings, we follow what people are brooding over and babbling about in the darkness of the night. The story is full of recognition, and despite its simple form it accommodates many of life’s great questions.