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4 June 2018

And We Are Everywhere

Photo: Peter Westrup

Nathan Coley’s major new commission ‘And We Are Everywhere’ has been installed and will remain on site until March 2019. Many thanks to all those who came to the launch! More information on the artwork here.

2 June 2018

And We Are Everywhere

We are delighted to announce that Nathan Coley’s major new commission for Brunnshög will be launched on Saturday 2 June. This is the first artwork to be installed on Lund Cathedral’s land as part of the Råängen programme. Please join us.

Meet at the steps of Lund Cathedral at 14.00 where Nathan Coley will give a short talk. We’ll walk together to Brunnshög (4.5 km) to see the sculpture, where Lena Sjöstrand (Chaplain, Lund Cathedral) and Jes Fernie (curator) will introduce the work.

Refreshments will be served in Brunnshög. Transport will be provided for the return journey. For those wishing to make their own way to Brunnshög, please arrive by 15.30. Parking is available at Utmarksvägen, a five minute walk from the sculpture.

RSVP to info@raangen.se

Please feel free to bring friends and family.

28 April 2018

Seminar – book now!

We are delighted to announce details of our seminar in Lund on 28 April. Speakers from London, New York, Berlin and Lund will be discussing the theme of time.

CATHY HAYNES, writer, curator and artist
ANNA LAGERGREN, archaeologist
FIONA RABY (Dunne & Raby), academic, architect and designer
LISA ROSENDAHL, curator
LENA SJÖSTRAND, Chaplain, Lund Cathedral

Chaired by Jes Fernie, curator, Råängen.
Domkyrkoforum, Lund, 13.30–18.30.

Places are limited so please sign up here.

Download the programme here (PDF).

9 February 2018

Heaven on film

We’ve caught some of the responses to Nathan Coley’s artwork ‘Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens’ on film. Film made by FEW Agency.

27 January 2018

What is Heaven?

Photo: @bengtagram

Over the last couple of months, Nathan Coley’s artwork ‘Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens’ has been the focus of much discussion in Lund. ‘Why is it here, next to the Cathedral?’, ‘What is Heaven?’, ‘Is this a critique of the Church?’

Join us for a public discussion about the work, its position, its meaning and the Råängen programme. Elisabeth Gerle, Professor of Ethics at Lund University will moderate the event, which we hope will create lively debate amongst audience members.

Meet underneath the artwork at 3pm. Hot drinks will be served at Domkyrkoforum where we shall also be showing a short film documenting local people’s responses to the work.

28 November 2017

Architecture commission

We are delighted to announce that Norwegian architects Brendeland & Kristoffersen will be working with us to design a series of structures in Brunnshög over the next couple of years. Ranging from viewing stations, picnic areas and shelters, these structures will encourage people to explore the area.

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17 November 2017

Nathan Coley artwork installed

Photo: Peter Westrup.

A text piece by internationally renowned British artist Nathan Coley has been installed adjacent to Lund Cathedral. ‘Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens’ marks the beginning of our conversation with Lund residents about what happens on the Church’s land in Brunnshög.

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21 October–9 November 2017

Domkyrkoforum display

A selection of photographs of Brunnshög by Petra Bindel were on display at Domkyrkoforum in Lund from 21 October to 9 November 2017. Commissioned by Lund Cathedral to document the Brunnshög landscape for the Råängen programme, Bindel has spent many hours exploring the area over the last year, documenting the character of the site and changes marked by the seasons.

21 October 2017

Konstkväll talk

Photo: Henrik Rosenqvist.

Lena Sjöstrand, Chaplain of Lund Cathedral, and Jes Fernie, Råängen curator, gave a talk at Domkyrkoforum in Lund for Konstkväll on 21 Oct 2017. They introduced the Råängen programme, discussed the connection between contemporary art and Lund Cathedral, and talked about ambition, internationalism, the future, fear and honey. Petra Bindel’s photographs of Brunnshög formed a backdrop to the discussion.

16 September 2017

Nathan Coley Lecture at Skissernas Museum

There was a wonderful turnout for our first event, at Skissernas Museum in Lund. Artist Nathan Coley presented a selection of past projects, outlining his interest in belief systems and how the values of a society are articulated in the architecture and public spaces it produces. Curator Jes Fernie introduced the Råängen programme and Coley’s involvement and chaired a discussion with audience members after the talk.

We are delighted that the director of the Skissernas Museum, Patrick Amsellem, has agreed to become a member of our Advisory Group.

31 October 2016

Commemoration of the Reformation

Pope Francis and representatives from Lutheran World Federation signed a joint declaration at an ecumenical prayer service held at Lund Cathedral on 31 October 2016, to commemorate the Reformation.

1996

Brunnshög land

The Cathedral took ownership of the land at Brunnshög from the diocese of Lund.

1880

Lund Cathedral refurbished

The demolition of the Cathedral’s northern tower. 1868.

Lund Cathedral reopened after a long period of refurbishment overseen by architect Helgo Zetterwall.

1780

Finn the Giant

'The Giant of the Lund crypt, 31 July 1826.' Ole Jörgen Rawert. Royal Library, Denmark.

The sculptures in the crypt of Finn the Giant and his wife Gerda, were restored. According to legend, Finn built the church but claimed that it would never be finished. In the same way, the Råängen programme and the Church’s development in Brunnshög will never be completed; they will exist in a state of constant change.

1424

Astronomical clock installed

The astronomical clock’s upper clockface. Photo: Theodor Wåhlin 1923. Historical Museum at Lund University.

The world famous astronomical clock (Horologium mirabile Lundense) was installed in the west end of the south aisle of Lund Cathedral in 1424. It consists of two halves; the upper half is the astronomical clock which tracks the passage of time across the heavens; the lower part is a calendar that measures human time, notifying the congregation of important religious events. At the centre of the clock, Maria sits with Jesus on her lap, linking heaven and earth, time and eternity.

Time is a key element in the Råängen programme; we will hold events in 2018 on the subject, involving artists, architects, farmers, academics and writers.

1145

High Altar consecrated

The high altar with the altar cabinet from 1398, just before its demolition in 1876. Photo: B.A. Lindgren (Georg Gleerups atelier). Historical Museum at Lund University.

Lund Cathedral’s High Altar was consecrated to the Virgin Mary and Saint Lawrence. Craftspeople, artists, architects and clergy travelled to Lund from across Europe to be involved in the building of the Cathedral. This internationalism is a hallmark of the Råängen programme.

1123

East-Altar consecrated

"The Lund crypt.” Zeuthen 1858. The National Museum, Copenhagen.

The oldest altar in Lund Cathedral, the east-altar located in the crypt, was consecrated in 1123. The Church’s commitment to the land in Lund stretches back almost 900 years and 1,000 years into the future. We are mid-way through the journey.

700

Viking settlement

Brunnshög was the site of a Viking settlement which became a centre for rituals and feasts. Our programme of events will re-kindle this history of social gatherings.

225

St Lawrence

Lund Cathedral chapter’s oldest seal, according to a print of 1259.

St Lawrence, the Patron Saint of Lund Cathedral, was born in Aragon, Spain. He became an archdeacon in Rome and was martyred in the persecution of the Christians ordered by the Roman Emperor Valerian in 258. When he was summoned by the Emperor to display the Church’s treasures he presented the poor people to whom he had distributed the treasure as alms. The Prefect was so angry he ordered a great gridiron to be prepared with hot coals beneath it, hence St Lawrence’s association with the grid. He is the protector of humour, the poor, the Cathedral and the diocese of Lund.