Concentrations 61 is the first solo US 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.
Admission is FREE.
Concentrations 61: Runo Lagomarsino is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The presentation is made possible by the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund and the DMA Contemporary Art Initiative. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Images: 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 Paulo; Runo Lagomarsino, Crucero del Norte, 1976-2012, 24 exposed photographic papers, photo credit: Erling Lykke Jeppesen, Collection Lena and Per Josefsson, Stockholm; Runo 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, Milano; Runo Lagomarsino, West Is Everywhere you Look, 2016, 9 maps, motors, cables and wires, Courtesy the artist and Francesca Minini, Milano; Runo 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 Minini, Milano