OPENING TOMORROW: skulptur : an exhibition of contemporary sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Elmgreen and Dragset,When a Country Falls in Love with Itself,2008,Laserchrome colour print,200x150cm,c. Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset,BONO Courtesy Statoil
Elmgreen and Dragset, When a Country Falls in Love with Itself, 2008, Laserchrome colour print, 200 x 150 cm © Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset/BONO, Courtesy Statoil art programme

The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) is 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.

Maija Narhinen, Pile, 2012,mixed media, 230x150x150cm
Maija Närhinen, Pile, 2012,mixed media, 230x150x150cm, Courtesy the artist

Opening tomorrow on 4th 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.”

Tove Kjellmark, 'Naked,' 2009, Still, HD video, Courtesy the artist
Tove Kjellmark, ‘Naked,’ 2009, Still, HD video, Courtesy the artist

Timo Heino,Gravitation, 1999. House dust, rubber, stainless steel, lead shots, steel ball Ø 30 cm, three dust bales, 210 cm x 60 cm each
Timo Heino, Gravitation, 1999, House dust, rubber, stainless steel, lead shots, steel ball Ø 30 cm, three dust bales, 210 cm x 60 cm each, Photo: Jussi Tiainen, Courtesy the artist

Nanna Abell, PRE-FALL 13 (BETONFLAKON), Concrete, iron oxide, musk perfume oil, 78 x 48 x 22 cm Courtesy Gallery Susanne Ottesen
Nanna Abell, PRE-FALL 13 (BETONFLAKON), Concrete, iron oxide, musk perfume oil, 78 x 48 x 22 cm Courtesy the artist/Gallery Susanne Ottesen

A publication accompanying the exhibition will be available in May 2015.
More Details:rbs.org.uk

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