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Aslan Goisum. Prism
Vernissage Friday, February 9 at 18-20 p.m

Lund Art Gallery 10 February – 12 May 2024

Prism is a solo exhibition by the Berlin-based artist Aslan Goisum, born in Grozny, Chechnya, in 1991 and educated in Moscow, Ghent and Amsterdam. For more than a decade, he has exhibited extensively both in and outside Europe, but this is his first major exhibition in Sweden. We are pleased to be able to show this exciting artistry at this time, in this world situation.

The exhibition includes ten works, of which four have been conceived and produced especially for the occasion. Prism (2024), the newest work that also lent its title to the entire exhibition, consists of three seven-meter high LED screens with video footage of a young male actor's body.

The sculpture installations Star, Table and Wheel (all 2024) use other basic geometric shapes—the cylinder, the rectangle, the five-pointed star—to articulate Goisum's observations of how the visual codes of empire still shape everyday life in what could now be called northern Eurasia.

Spear (2023–24) is an installation with books wrapped in pale pink paper and subjected to highly precise scalpel cuts. Object (2023) consists of seven fence-like sculptures in black powder-coated steel. Goisum's visit to a cemetery outside Almaty in Kazakhstan served as the conceptual and visual trigger for the work.

The other existing works included in the exhibition are the video works touch(2023) as well Scythian Journey (2019) and two wall-based installations with recycled house numbers and street signs from Grozny: Numbers (2015) as well Fearsome (2011–).

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