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Rune Bosse

Rune Bosse - Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer - Installation view - Overgaden 2019
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Rune Bosse - Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer - Installation view - Overgaden 2019

Rune Bosse - Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer - Installation view - Overgaden 2019
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Rune Bosse - Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer - Installation view - Overgaden 2019

Rune Bosse in his studio, 2020
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Rune Bosse in his studio, 2020

Rune Bosse - States of Beeing - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021
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Rune Bosse - States of Beeing - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021

Rune Bosse - States of Beeing - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021
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Rune Bosse - States of Beeing - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021

Rune Bosse - Far From Home - Installation view - ARoS 2018
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Rune Bosse - Far From Home - Installation view - ARoS 2018

Rune Bosse - Tbt - Glass, tulips, chlorine and water - 50 x 32 cm - Ur - Galleri Jacob Bjørn - Århus, Danmark
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Rune Bosse - Tbt - Glass, tulips, chlorine and water - 50 × 32 cm - Ur - Galleri Jacob Bjørn - Århus, Danmark

Rune Bosse - Rootlab - Aros Triennale The Garden, ARoS 2016
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Rune Bosse - Rootlab - Aros Triennale The Garden, ARoS 2016

Rune Bosse - Afgang 2016 - Kunsthal Charlottenborg -København, Danmark
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Rune Bosse - Afgang 2016 - Kunsthal Charlottenborg -København, Danmark

Rune Bosse - Afgang 2016 - Kunsthal Charlottenborg -København, Danmark
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Rune Bosse - Afgang 2016 - Kunsthal Charlottenborg -København, Danmark

Rune Bosse - Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer - Installation view - Overgaden 2019
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Rune Bosse - Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer - Installation view - Overgaden 2019

Rune Bosse - Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer - Installation view - Overgaden 2019
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Rune Bosse - Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer - Installation view - Overgaden 2019

Nature is always the focal point of Rune Bosse's artistic work. With a poetic, philosophical and scientific approach, Bosse studies the structures, patterns and attributes of nature, and through his artistic processing he shows how these relate both to man and to itself.

The idea that everything is connected through a certain logic consisting of nature, body and mind permeates Rune Bosse's work. In his work, connectedness is a prerequisite for everything to exist the way it does; it is about man's impact on nature, nature's impact on man and about nature's own impact on itself. - Nothing exists alone, but is part of a relational chain, in which each of the elements characterizes its surroundings. Then when Rune Bosse gently studies trees, roots, plants, sprouting grains, and withered leaves, it is an attempt to understand the very basic mechanisms of nature and see man in the light of this.

In dialogue with nature, Bosse works to collect variations of plant species and flora. He examines and dissects them, just to combine the elements in new and unseen ways; he exposes the individual elements, and lets the isolated plant skeletons and structures be the cornerstones for creating new lasting connections. It requires great perseverance, tenderness and precision to collect the material and discover new contexts and randomly occurring phenomena and the dialogue with the organic material is the starting point for his collection, which to a large extent forms as much of the work as the final result does. Bosse operates according to an imperative method, in that he, also through his process, tries to remind us of our inseparable connection to nature and our common and eternal primordial state. However, Bosse's orderly and scientific approach is always combined with a particularly poetic sensitivity. Several of his works are accompanied by poems that both frame and become a tool to summarize and define the direction of his studies, as well as to accompany our understanding of his results.

Rune Bosse's artistic practice is an extension of the Land Art movement, which emerged in the 1960s in the United States. The movement was based on Minimalism and Installation Art and was an attempt to bring art into nature and use nature as the material for the work of art. For both the Land Art movement and for Rune Bosse, change over time is an absolutely crucial concept. The natural processes that the materials and surroundings undergo become part of the work, and the time that can be concretely read in nature appears circularly; from fresh green sprouts and newly sprouted flowers to the wilting decay of autumn. The organic connections that Bosse installs, shares and assembles are about initiating a process that will only become apparent after some time - and in some cases not until many years from now.

Rune Bosse (f.1987) lives and works in Præstø and Copenhagen. He is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2016, combined with studies at Olafur Eliassons experimental art school, Institut für Raumexperimente in Berlin. Rune Bosse has solo exhibited at Overgaden (DK), Gether Contemporary (DK), Galleri Jacob Bjørn (DK), Four Boxes Gallery (DK) among others, and he has participated group exhibitions at Arken Museum of Modern Art (DK), Hamburger Bahnhof (DE), Neue National Galerie (DE), Den Frie (DK), SMK Fridays (DK), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), Gl. Strand (DK), Tønder Kunstmuseum (DK), KØS (DK), AROS Triennial (DK), Den Hirschprunske Samling (DK), Fåborg Kunstmuseum (DK), Kunsten Aalborg (DK), Vitamin Creative Space (CN). The works of Rune Bosse can be experienced in the collections of ARoS Århus Art Museum, Tønder Kunstmuseum and Statens Kunstfond

Selected Exhibitions & Projects

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States of Beeing

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Rune Bosse

Born 1987, Denmark

Lives and works in Copenhagen

Education

2019-

Skov- og Naturtekniker, Skovskolen Nøddebo, Fredensborg

2014-2016

Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Skolen for Tidsbaserede Medier, Copenhagen

2011-2014

Institut für Raumexperimente, Universitet der Kunste, Berlin

2009-2011

Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen

Upcoming Exhibitions

2022

Solo exhibition, Heart Herning Museum of contemporary art

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Blomsten i Kunsten, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

States of Beeing, Gether Conntemporary, Copenhagen

2019

Overgaden, Stien eller Tid Mellem Træer, Copenhagen

Kunsthal 6100, Leben still leben, Haderselv, Danmark

Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Ur-, Århus, Danmark

2017

Four Boxes Gallery, I have fallen in love with someone who hides inside you, Skive, Danmark

2013

Gallery Floskl, The Cucumber is a She, København, Danmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

'Den frie udstilling 2022: Atmosfærer' at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning

2021

Soil.Sickness.Society, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark

Hummings, KOES Museum, Køge DK

2020

FLORA - mellem planter og mennesker, Randers Kunstmuseum, Danmark

Åndemaner, Gether Contemporary,

2019

Den Hirsprunske Samling, Jordforbindelser, København, Danmark

2018

ARoS, Far from Home, Århus, Danmark

Kvit Galleri, Smudge Clease, København, Danmark

Fåborg Museum - Fuglsang Museum - Ribe Kunstmuseum, Jordforbindelser, Danmark

SixtyEight Art Institute, Re-Routing Nature, København, Danmark

D7, Abyss,(+Anna Bak), København, Danmark

2017

Hamburger Bahnhof, Festival of Future Nows,(+Studio ThinkingHand), Berlin, Tyskland

Code ArtFair, In around and all in-between,(+Studio ThinkingHand,) København, Danmark

Roskilde Festival, Network,(+Studio ThinkingHand), Roskilde, Danmark

Grøntorvet Valby, ENGROS, København, Danmark

SMK Fridays, Research for Network,(+Studio ThinkingHand), København, Danmark

Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand, EXTRACT, København, Danmark

2016

Galleri Jacob Bjørn, UNtitled, Århus, Danmark

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Afgang 2016, København, Danmark

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Take me (I’m yours), København, Danmark

2015

Biologiska Museet, DEEKTE, Stokholm, Sverige

Entretempo Gallery, FOOD WASTE MONEY, Berlin, Tyskland

Studio Jeppe Hein, Show me your show, Berlin, Tyskland

Agora, Touch I Vorspiel Transmediale, Berlin, Tyskland

2014

Neue Nationalgalerie, Festival of Future Nows, Berlin, Tyskland

L’atelier KSR, UNBREAKEN, Berlin, Tyskland

Vitamin Creative Space, WALK-IN-PROGRES, Guangzhou, Kina

2013

Udstillingstedet Q, Dasein Irgendwo,(+Malthe Bartsch), København, Danmark

Den Frie, KE13, København, Danmark

Institut für Raumexperimente, Accidental Accomplishment, Berlin, Tyskland

2012

Grosses Feld, Addis Abeba, Ethiopien

Academy of Fine Arts, Addis Foto Festival, Addis Abeba, Ethiopien

Copenahgen Art Festival, ILOVEIT, København, Danmark

Tempelhof, The World Is Not Fair – Die Grosse Weltausstellung, Berlin, Tyskland

Kunsten, UNDERVÆRKER – Mesterværker fra danske privatsamlinger, Aalborg, Danmark

Commissions

2019

Udlændingestyrelsen, Urbaum, Næstved, Danmark

2018

Viby Skole, Vokse Sammen, Århus, Danmark

Viby Skole, Urbaum, Århus, Danmark

Kalvebod Brygge, Tempus Circularis Tribus, København, Danmark

Collections

Ur Plantzen, Tønder Kunstmuseum, 2020

Tempus Circularis Fagus Sylvatica, 2016, ARoS, Århus, Danmark, 2018

Plant Memories, 2016, Statens Kunstfond, Danmark, 2016

Publications

2019

“SPOR 4 Rune Bosse”, Roulette Russe

2018

“Brask Studio Visit IV”, Brask

“Jordforbindelser - Dansk maleri 1780-1920 og det antropocæne landskab”, Århus Universistesforlag

2017

“ARoS Triennale - The Garden”, Koenig Books