Opening August 15th at 13:00
Landings Project Space
August 15 – 30, 2009

Landings is proud to announce projects by four artists across three project rooms.

Marianne Hurum (NO) will show two projects, Sign Rhymes and Open Signs, at Landings /1. The video Sign Rhymes is a short fiction text written by the artist, illustrated with found images from online searches. The voice-over narrates the story of a restless person in Chicago connecting advertising across the city into a novel. Open Signs is a series of photographic drawings made with a laser torch on photographic paper, drawn while blinded by the dark in the darkroom. Marianne Hurum is influenced by literature and political satire. She seeks out the humor and general blues of online picture pools. Her texts are critically engaging themes such as originality, authorship and the artist’s role. 

Marianne Hurum (1978) holds an MFA from Malmø Art Academy and Chicago UIC. For more info see

Anders Smebye (NO) will show The White on the Summit is not Snow but Volcanic Ash or Dust at Landings /2 "The white on the summit is not snow but volcanic ash or dust," reads a scrawled caption beneath a capped mountain in one of folk art mystic Henry Dargers massive drawings. This sentence serves as a vantage point from where to view how misreadings become religion, misunderstandings turn into politics and dirty deeds leads to moments of epiphany. Smebye´s show is a pseudo-anthropological study of the rise and fall of a culture.

Anders Smebye’s main focus has been on text, textile, sculpture and video. Smebye has in the last years made himself noticed through his work with the project space Bastard in Oslo, and as a curator of the show Robert Smithson at Fotogalleriet (co-curated with Lina Viste Grønli), and Monumento Mori at Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. Earlier this year he had his first solo show, Devolution, at UKS in Oslo, and he most recently concluded a stay at the El Parche Artist Residency in Bogotá, Colombia

In Landings / 3 Jakob Simonson is showing the work Blank / MantleBlank, modules of semitransparent canvas on wooden stretchers form a structure hovering between the categories of painting, architecture and sculpture. Mantle, a photographic print, depicts a subterranean space underneath Göteborgs Konsthall, exposing a dark passage between a supporting brick wall and the bedrock.

Jakob Simonson (b. 1974 in Härlunda, Sweden) lives and works in Malmö. He works with installations involving sculpture and painting. In his work, painting skirts the border of the monochromatic and proposes a focus on the physical surface of the painting but also a view through and into the surface—the image—an image which proposes an association with a space—a space in relation to the gaze, to the body and to the landscape. Simonson studied at Malmö Art Academy, Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg and the Nordic Art School in Kokkola, Finland. His work has recently been exhibited in Malmö Konsthall, Landskrona Konsthall, Pavilhão 28, Lisbon, 0047, Oslo and Galleri Arnstedt, Ö. Karup, Sweden.

Patrik Aarnivaara’s piece An “A” Surrounded by a Circle, 2009 is a sculptural narrative, consisting of a supporting structure resembling the shape of a five-pointed star on which text, images and objects are placed. These elements are parts of a narrative about an artist who tries to reinterpret anarchist symbols merely as geometric shapes, to be able to use them without becoming an artist serving the ends of anarchism.

Patrik Aarnivaara (b.1977 in Uppsala, Sweden) lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. His works explore the interplay of sculpture and text in arrangements of texts, shapes and images, reflecting on how geometrical forms and artistic processes can be experienced and interpreted. He has studied at Malmoe Art Academy, Malmoe, Sweden (2005-07), Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden (2003-05) and Goldsmiths College, London, U.K (2002-03). His work has recently been exhibited inGalleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Landskrona konsthall, Landskrona ,The Museum of Sketches, Lund, Sweden (2009), Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark, Pavilhão 28, Lisbon, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2008), Signal, Malmö, Sweden (2007).

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