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In loving memory of Lars Arrhenius

It is with great sadness we receive the news that artist Lars Arrhenius has passed away. We were to inaugurate his video artwork "Handels for Future!" this spring.

Lars Arrhenius has passed away due to complications following surgery. He is the artist behind the video artwork Handels for Future!, which was about to be inaugurated. The artwork is a playful yet serious portrait of the Stockholm School of Economics – an interpretation and ideal image, simultaneously. It depicts the School's relationship to the environment and the important sustainability issues that Lars was so engaged in. Lars Arrhenius' father attended the Stockholm School of Economics, and the commitment Lars showed when creating the video was glowing.

"He was an artist who stretched across all frontiers, he was audacious, unhindered by genre boundaries, driven by genuine curiosity, humour and community involvement," says Lars Strannegård, the school's president. "It is so sad that Lars is no longer among us. The memory of him remains, and his loving interpretation of the Stockholm School of Economics will be tenderly cared for."  

Handels for Future! was made possible by a donation from alumni Lars Bane and Staffan Olsson. Watch the video below.

Handels for Future!
Video artwork by Lars Arrhenius (2019, 7:08 min)
Graphics: Josefin Gahmberg and Clara Lindström at Bäck Studio
Animation: Johan Forslind, Kalle Sandzén

Handels for Future!

Art Initiative