Opening July 18th 2009 at 13:00
Press release Landings July 18 – Aug 10
Dan Starling / Leander Djønne / Dan Rees
Landings is pleased to announce three solo presentations opening on July 18th
Landings/ 1 will feature Dan Starling’s first solo presentation in Europe. Starling will premiere his most recent work: Ultimate Fighting Championship, Cologne, Germany, June 13, 2009, 2009, a single channel video covering the recent UFC event in Cologne, the first of its kind in continental Europe. Starling takes on the persona of a reporter to deliver a review of the show in German, a language in which he has little proficiency. The review critically considers the large cultural and aesthetic implications of the UFC; in stark contrast to the spectacular footage of the fighting.
Starling’s interdisciplinary practice investigates the construction of narrative, reality and fiction. By juxtaposing a number of incongruous references from literature, media and popular culture, Starling renders them absurdly united. He graduated from Emily Carr University in 2005 and also studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He recently participated in the 2009 Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Ratti Foundation, Italy.
Dan Starling (1979, Canada) lives and works in Vancouver.
Landings / 2 presents Leander Djønne:
Når alt e teken bort skal det fyllast med stein
Når hovudet e tomt skal det fyllast med stein
Når hjarta e tomt skal det fyllast med stein
Når kroppen e tom skal den fyllast med stein
Alle husa skal tømast og fyllast med stein
When all is taken away fill it with stone
When the head is empty fill it with stone
When the heart is empty fill it with stone
When the body is empty fill it with stone
Empty every house and fill it with stone
Leander Djønne graduated with a MFA from Malmø Konsthøgskola 2007. He also studied at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, in Frankfurt am Main,Germany, Oslo and Bergen Art Academy. His work has been shown at Generali foundation, Wien, Dokumenta 12, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Hannover Kunstverein, Germany, Wight Biennial, L.A, Astrup fearnley, Norway.
Leander Djønne (1981, Norway) lives and works in Oslo.
Landings / 3 presents the first solo presentation of Welsh artist Dan Rees in Scandinavia. Rees presents a new installation titled Stink Myself Dinosaur Love. A series of interrelating photographs and paintings exploring the primitive aspects of the human condition.
Rees has recently had solo presentations at Tanya Leighton; Art Statements, Basel; Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; Tradeston/Collective Gallery, Glasgow/Edinburgh; MOT International (with Alan Brooks), London; Galeria T293, Naples; Mission Gallery, Swansea. His many international group exhibitions include: Richard Prince and the Revolution, ProjecteSD, Barcelona (curated by Jonathan Monk);Without (curated by Adam Carr), Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2007); The Moment You Realise You Are Lost, Galerie Johan Koenig, Berlin (2007); Some Time Waiting, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2007); Known and the Unknown, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (2006).
Dan Rees (1982, U.K.), lives and works in Berlin.