Conceptual artist Rune Guneriussen has just updated his website, adding 20 new magical-looking photos of works he’s creating on location all over Norway. In his usual style, the installation artist and photographer makes ordinary objects come alive - assembling everything from lamps, chairs, desks and books into such a way that they seem to be telling us enchanting stories.
He is opening a solo exhibition in Bonn, Germany today at Rheingalerie Bonn gallery which will run until November 10. He’ll also be showing three works as part of a group exhibition at Bugno Art Gallery, in Venice at the end of October.
Via My Modern Met.
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Meanwhile In Saudi Arabia of the Day: Looks like Ikea is in a bit of a hot mess: Eagle-eyed editors at the Swedish edition of Metro noticed something peculiar about Ikea’s latest Saudi Arabia catalog — all the women have been Photoshopped out.
Ikea has apologized, saying “We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the Ikea Group values.”
Nevertheless, Swedish trade minister Ewa Bjorling makes a good point: Try as the Saudis might, “you can’t delete women from society.”
that being at MCLA makes me feel old and out of place. This year cannot go by fast enough.
Spanish illustrator Fernando Vincente gave a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘seeing the world with a different eye’ by painting various images over existing cartographs and maps. He is creating animals, humans and objects out of the shape of different countries on the map. ‘When I paint I like to do on printed materials, is a way to unite my passion for topics such as anatomy, mechanics and my hobby for collecting posters, maps, atlas geographic and geographical anatomy with my work’, he states. Vincente collected his unusual canvases on flea markets in Madrid (called ‘Rastro’), in shops and antique fairs. With his series he aims to create something new and unexpected out of the common shapes.