Exhibition: Lars Englund – Under Construction
18 Feb 20233 Sep 2023

Lars Englund: Relative, 1982. Foto: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet Bildupphovsrätt 2022.

Lars Englund’s art is characterized by exploration and could be described as “work in progress.” Englund has collaborated with cement and rubber factories, bases his work on machine parts and industrial materials, changes scale from model to monumental, and finds inspiration in subways and Baroque architecture alike. This exhibition spans from paintings Englund made the early 1950s that have rarely been shown to sculptures from the 2000s.
Visitors will recognize the materials Englund uses from building facades and workshops, and his choices draw our attention to our everyday surroundings, elevating the commonplace to the extraordinary. We can follow his exploration of form through an extensive collection of sketches, some of which are construction drawings, others painstakingly, almost meditatively, rendered repetitions.

This presentation combines a monographic collection exhibition with works on loan from the artist. The focus of Englund’s work is revealed in titles that associate to fundamental science, such as “Volume”, “Sphere”, and “Pars Pro Toto” (part of a whole). His sculptures, which often hang from the ceiling, interact with one another and challenge the surrounding space. They establish a dialogue with the building’s industrial history as an electrical power plant, designed by John Smedberg and constructed in 1901, but also with its present form as a work of architecture adapted by Tham & Videgård to be a museum, with its distinctive perforated orange facade—a material to which Englund makes reference.

Source: Moderna Museet

18 Feb – 3 Sep
Tue-Sun 11-17
Thu 11-19

Adult: 150 Kr.
Senior & student: 120 Kr.


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Moderna Museet Malmö
Ola Billgrens plats 2-4
SE-211 29 Malmö

Level-free access – yes
Handicap toilet – yes
Free for companion – yes


Exhibition: Lars Englund – Under Construction
18 Feb 20233 Sep 2023


'Exhibition: Lars Englund - Under Construction'