Another Language by Mårten Lange

29 November 201831 March 2019
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Mårten Lange, Whirlpool, from the series Another Language, 2012.

On November 29, artist Mårten Lange received a scholarship of 100,000 SEK from the foundation which manage Sven-Harrys Konstmusem, which as well annually hand out scholarships to promising artistries.

The 2017 scholarship is awarded to Mårten Lange with the motivation:
Mårten Lange helps our gaze to see. In black and white, through Lange's books, pictures, and exhibitions, we can encounter the mundaneness of the land, the fragmented traces of the urban or the look and dress of some pigeons - and everything becomes visual poetry. Mårten Lange's photographs are quiet views of the world, very sensitively viewed and brilliant in craftsmanship.

Lange (b. 1984, Gothenburg) is an artist who works with photography. He has published several photo books, both with international publishers and on his own. His work has been exhibited around the world, most recently this year at Kunsthalle in Hamburg and right now in the Modernautställningen 2018 at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, where about 40 artists who are connected in various ways to the Swedish art scene participate. Lange has studied at the University of Photography in Gothenburg and at The University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK.

At Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum, 14 works from the series Another Language are on display until February 17, 2019. Another Language is a series from 2012 that consists of 59 photographs of various natural phenomena. The pictures reflect on the human drive to understand the world by cataloging and systematizing nature and about how photography can be used for just that. The photographs were published in the book, The Mechanism (2012, MACK, London) and have been exhibited in Oslo, Berlin and Tokyo, among other places.

Mårten Lange, Citizen #17, from the series Citizen, 2015.
Mårten Lange, Billboard workers, from the series The Mechanism, 2017.