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The Institut suédois in Paris organizes an exhibition on the theme FOREST/SKOG presenting the art works of Björn Larsson and Tora Windahl. In 2009 Sweden celebrates its one hundred
anniversary of having created Europe’s first national parks. At the same time, the Swedish presidency of the European Union chose to prioritize the two following issues on their agenda: the climate and sustainable development. Today Sweden has 28 national parks stretching the length of the country and representing a diversity of landscapes. That’s why forests play such an important role in their lives and imaginations and continue to influence artists and designers. The exhibition presents two specific installations “Ex positions” by Tora Windahl and the series of photographs “Brandplats ° 3” by Björn Larsson.

In his art Björn Larsson deals with politics, nature, nationality and photographic-image making. For the very first time ever, the exhibition presents “Brandplats °3”, a ten-year walk in the national park Tyresta, some thirty kilometres away from Stockholm and which burnt down in 1999. Since then, Björn Larsson documents the evolution of the damaged forest Tyresta, in his photographs and adds notes of the criminal investigation and also worldwide news items.
Bjorn Larsson was born in Lund in 1966. He graduated from the University of Gothenburg in 1992. He lives and works in Stockholm. His work has been shown in various art and photo-festivals, solo and group exhibitions in Europe (Vézelay, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Meppel, The Netherlands), Africa (TownHouse Gallery Cairo, Egypt) and Asia (Seoul, South Korea). His recently published books are: “In the Midst of Nature” (2006) and “Institution” (2007).

You can find Björn Larsson in our INTERVIEWS section.

© Björn Larsson
Brandplats 3 / Lieu d'incendie #3
 

© Björn Larsson
Brandplats 3 / Lieu d'incendie #3
 

© Björn Larsson
Brandplats 3 / Lieu d'incendie #3
 

© Björn Larsson
Brandplats 3 / Lieu d'incendie #3
 

© Björn Larsson
Brandplats 3 / Lieu d'incendie #3
 

© Björn Larsson, view of the exhibition at the Institut suédois, Paris, 2009
 

© Björn Larsson, view of the exhibition at the Institut suédois, Paris, 2009
 

© Björn Larsson, view of the exhibition at the Institut suédois, Paris, 2009
 

© Björn Larsson, view of the exhibition at the Institut suédois, Paris, 2009
 

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SKOG/FOREST : Björn Larsson and Tora Windahl
Institut suédois
From November 12 until January 24 2009

About Björn Larsson :
www.bjornlarsson.org

Institut suédois
11, rue Payenne
75003 Paris, France
www.institutsuedois.fr
 

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