Rune Bosse: The Trail or Time Between Trees
20 Sep – 23 Nov 2019

What happens to an art institution when it has been abandoned by people and nature takes over the reins? In the interface between art and nature, Rune Bosse challenges the boundaries of what an art exhibition can be and how far an art institution is prepared to go in this, his first major solo exhibition.

Overgaden is pleased to present The Trail or Time Between Trees, the first major solo exhibition by the Danish artist Rune Bosse. Since his graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, Rune Bosse has, through experiments with, and studies of, ecological processes, the mutual relations of living organisms, created installation and sculptural works with themes such as time, space, relations, and interconnectedness. To accommodate the exhibition, parts of the building has been dismantled to provide the right conditions for plants and greenery to develop undisturbed outside the control of the art centre. The exhibition is a hybrid total installation somewhere between art and natural science, a tribute to the forest, the transformative powers of nature, and sheer fascination with its ungovernable forces.

Rune Bosse (b.1987) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, combining this with studies at Olafur Eliasson’s experimental art school, Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin. Bosse’s shows include the group show Festival of Future Nows at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, in 2014, EXTRACT at the exhibition venue Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, in 2017, the AROS Triennial The Garden also in 2017, and the exhibition Jordforbindelser (Down to Earth) at Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in 2018.