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Como Si Fuera Piedra La Arena
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Runo Lagomarsino

The video documents an action where the artist discreetly is pouring sand from parts of the Mediterranean coastline at the feet of Greek statues in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. The title of the video Como Si Fuera Piedra la Arena is taken from the poem Fragmentos de un Evangelio Apócrifo by Jorge Luis Borges from 1969.

English title As if the Stones Were Sand
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:04:57
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Sound Silent
Year 2014
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About the artist

Runo Lagomarsino

Runo Lagomarsino is an artist that lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. Working with a range of materials, such as installations, sculpture, drawings performance and actions Lagomarsinos work points towards the gaps and cracks in our explanation models and truth claims, highlighting language’s precarious foundation. His work is a search of fractures, of blind paths from where to tell other stories, and particularly from where to read the past and name the future. With precise and poetic displacements, he constructs frictions between language, iconography and prevailing narratives. Runo Lagomarsino has developed a practice that is both close to and distant from conventional sculpture, exploring art’s traditional forms and how they can be expanded.

Runo Lagomarsino has an MA in Fine Arts (2003) from the Malmö Art Academy. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Faculty of Seeing, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2019), We are each other’s air, Francesca Minini, Milano, (2019), EntreMundos, Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, (2018) La Neblina, Galeria Avenida da India, Lisbon (2018) Selected group exhibitions: Deep Sounding—History as Multiple Narratives, daadgalerie, Berlin (2019), BRAZIL: Knife in the Flesh, PAC, Milan (2018), A Universal History of Infamy, LACMA, Los Angeles, (2017), La Terra Inquieta, Fondazione Trussardi, Milano (2017), Really Useful Knowledge, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2014) and Under the Same Sun, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014). He has also participated in, Prospect 4, New Orleans, (2017), The 56th Venice Biennale (2015), The 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012), Liverpool Biennal (2012), 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011). In 2019, Runo Lagomarsino was Daad artist-in-residence in Berlin.

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