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LARS ARRHENIUS

Two Films
November 18 - December 22, 2017

JOIN US FOR THE OPENING ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17 AT 5 - 7 PM!


 

Lars Arrheius Humor 2017

In SPECTA, we are pleased to introduce Lars Arrhenius' new movie Humor - an approx. 7 minutes long short film where what occurs to be a misunderstanding initiates a series of actions of revenge in the form of classic pranks. According to Sigmund Freud, humor is the greatest of all defense mechanisms, because laughter brings us a temporary release of fear and anxiety, and if being able to laugh in a tense situation you reach an immediate relief of fear.

The use of humor has always been a focus in Lars Arrhenius's work, but Humor is his first with a focus on the humor actual itself. In the film he analyzes and examines the mechanisms of humor and its character and not least how we react to it.

In the exhibition you will also be presented to a series of pencil drawings, which are studies for the film.

In addition, SPECTA shows Cuckoo Clock in the entry - a 24-hour black and white pictogram animation showing a cross section of a city and its subway station. The animation depicts the city's events throughout the day - where people are on the go, working, eating, traveling, running, walking, partying, etc. Everyone participates in the society’s big mechanical clock - time is money!

Cuckoo Clock is both an animation and a clock, and it will be on show in the gallery entrance 24 hours a day throughout the exhibition period. Enter the gallery and see what the time is right in the moment - or look in the windows as you pass by at night.

Lars Arrhenius (SE, 1966) lives and works in Stockholm. Arrhenius has countless exhibitions and he is represented in a number of private and public collections, including Modern Museum in Stockholm, Malmö Art Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Stuttgart Art Museum, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, West Collection in Philadelphia, Amsterdam Municipal Museum, and at Arken, Aros and the National Art Foundation.
In addition, Lars Arrhenius has been co-nominated by a Grammy nominated LP, made a series of children's TV series "Bon" for SVT, published a series of board games, including "Velkommen til samfundet" in Danish, and he has made a large number of public commissions.

Lars Arrhenius still from the animation Cuckoo Clock 2017

 

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Solo at Horsens Museum of Art, DK.
Till January 18, 2018.



HEINE KJÆRGAARD KLAUSEN
"Revisit : Erotik".
Groupshow at Overgaden - Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.
Till January 17, 2018.



EVA STEEN CHRISTENSEN

"Grønningen 2017".
Groupshow at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen.
Till January 14, 2018.




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