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HEMMET OCH FAMILJEN (ETT VANLIGT LIV)

HOME AND FAMILY (AN ORDINARY LIFE)

6–27 APRIL 2024 Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö

På Lars Embäcks utställning möts vi av ett rum i rummet, med föremål vanliga i ett hem kombinerade och omstuvade till en märklig drömlik scen. Runt om detta ett flöde av teckningar och skisser i färg. I flera av bilderna finns referenser till Hilma af Klint. En fråga om när det att ”höra röster” blir en akt av konstnärlig andlighet kontra det som rubriceras som lidande och galenskap. Som ofta i Embäcks verk finns här ledtrådar till hans biografi. Men viktigare är att bilder och föremål flätas samman till ett gigantiskt ”skissblock”, skisser på skisser, som ställer frågan om hur vanligt ett ”vanligt liv” är.

At Lars Embäck's exhibition, we are greeted by a room within a room, with objects common in a home combined and rearranged into a strange dreamlike scene. Around this a flow of drawings and sketches in color. In several of the pictures there are references to Hilma af Klint. A question of when "hearing voices" becomes an act of artistic spirituality versus what is labeled suffering and madness. As often in Embäck's work, there are clues to his biography here. But more important is that images and objects are woven together into a giant "sketchbook", sketches on sketches, which asks the question of how ordinary an "ordinary life" is.

 

An Autumn Full of Contemporary Art in West Sweden!

GIBCA Extended is both a network and a public program that
gathers the contemporary art scenes and venues of Västra
Götaland Region. Each edition of GIBCA Extended offers a
platform for artists, curators, galleries and art spaces. Their
individual programs and exhibitions consolidate and explore
new perspectives on the biennal’s theme.

17 oktober 2023 Artists talk at Högsbo library with Annica Kvint and the artists Marko Cesarec, Lars Embäck and Anne Marte Overaa about the exibition Lost Days/New Days at Högsbo library and Axel Dahlströms Square.


15 september–19 november 2023 Lost Days/New Days Marko Cesarec, Lars Embäck and Anne Marte Overaa at Högsbo library and Axel Dahlströms Square in Högsbo

Picture above: Anne Marte Overaa. The award Unsung was created as part of the project To Whom it May Concern at the invitation of and with support of Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten. Photo: Marko Cesarec in Högsbo.

Lars Embäck's studio can be visited at ADDO, Borrgatan 4, Saturday 2/9 2023 12-17

Supermarket, Stockholm 11-14 May 2023, with the Artist's Association Aura

Lars Embäck, The Trace, collage and ink on paper 43x45 cm

Vet ni! Groupexibition at Galleri Ping-Pong 7-28 January 2023

Lars Embäck

Mummy's Gaze and Card Players – Together, charcoal on panel and photo print

 

NEW BOOK 2020

FAMILY LIFE: THE ARTIST'S HIDDEN SECRETS

spleen nordic

A father and a mother are scarred in separate traffic accidents. In the family home, the effects of their trauma ring like an echo in the lives of their children.

Several decades later, Lars Embäck explores and processes memories of a compli­cated childhood through writing, drawing and collage. In parallel, the past as it has been preserved in medical records, official transcripts, photographs and newspaper cuttings are open to him and the reader. Together, the two parts reflect each other like changeable repetitions in an elusive pattern.

"Family Life" is the culmination of more than two decades of exhibitions, art­works and installations in which the artist Lars Embäck has tried to address the legacy of his difficult childhood and his relationship to his troubled parents.

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THE OPEN SQUARE (DET ÖPPNA TORGET)

gibca extended/spleen nordic 2021

texts: Ulf Peter Hallberg, Thomas Millroth and Lars Embäck