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Nordic SKULPTUR opens in London

17_Jarno_Vesala_Johannes_Lives_There_2013_Video_and_audio_installation_photography_by_Paavo_Lehtonen_HR_960_600_s_c1Artist Jarno Vesala among other artists from the Nordic region, such as Laila Pullinen, Elmgreen and Dragset and Jacob Dahlgren, have been invited to participate in the exhibition SKULPTUR in London organized by the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS).
Image: Jarno Vesala: Johannes  Lives There, video and audio installation, 2013. Photo credit Paavo Lehtonen.

Where and when:
4 February 2015 – 15 May 2015
Wednesday–Friday, 12:30–5:30pm or by appointment

RBS Galleries, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA

PRIVATE VIEW: 4 February 2015, 3:30-8:30pm
Prince’s Gardens, Imperial College London, the Goethe-Institut London and the RBS Galleries in South Kensington, London

Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) is delighted to present skulptur, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Encompassing indoor and outdoor sculpture, video, installation, and performance, it will be the first ever large scale group exhibition focused exclusively on Nordic sculpture in London, and features the work of many artists who have never exhibited in the city before.

Opening on 4 February 2015, the work will be displayed at three sites in South Kensington: the RBS galleries on Old Brompton Road, the Goethe-Institut London, and Prince’s Gardens, a public square owned by Imperial College London. The exhibition comprises work by seventeen emerging as well as established artists who were selected from open call and by invitation by a panel including the renowned British sculptor, Richard Wentworth. Exhibiting artists are: Nanna Rützou Abell, Jacob Dahlgren, Elmgreen & Dragset, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Marianne Hall, Timo Heino, Michael Johansson, Otto Karvonen, Tove Kjellmark, Anne Koskinen, Mariken Kramer, Maija Närhinen, Gudrun Nielsen, Laila Pullinen, Karianne Stensland, Hartmut Stockter and Jarno Vesala.

Says RBS Deputy Director and Curator, Claire Mander: “skulptur offers a glimpse of the strength and range of contemporary Nordic three dimensional practice and provides the opportunity to explore its distinctiveness.”

A publication accompanying the exhibition will be available in May 2015.

More about the exhibition:
Royal British Society of Sculptors