Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson participate in the exhibiton Take Liberty! at the National Museum of Norway
Opening: Thursday 10 April, 18h
This international group exhibition presents works that explore issues to do with democracy, national identity and personal freedom. The defence of individual freedom has become a controversial topic in which the concept of the nation plays an ambiguous role.
A key theme of the exhibition is freedom of speech. The exhibition shows works by international artists with a defining interest in the opportunities, but also the threats, associated with free expression in a world still plagued by systematic violations of human rights.
The exhibition consists of around 130 works by 28 artists / artist collectives who work within a wide range of techniques: video, installation, photography, painting, textiles, print, and drawing. The exhibition is curated by Andrea Kroksnes and part of the museum’s exhibition series marking the bicentennial of Norway’s constitution.
Artists and artist groups represented in exhibition are John Akomfrah, Maja Bajevic, Andrea Bowers, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Olga Egorova and Natalya Pershina (Chto Delat), Gardar Eide Einarsson, Jihan El-Tahri, Matias Faldbakken, Rainer Ganahl, Sharon Hayes, Marianne Heier, Susan Hiller, Glenn Ligon, Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle, Aleksandra Mir, Pussy Riot, Slavs and Tatars, Superflex, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Ai Weiwei.
Tumi Magnússon minimal baroque
Tumi Magnússon participates in the exhibition minimal baroque – post minimalism and contemporary art at the Ronnebæksholm
2:00pm Opening Speech by Gavin Sundwall, Publik Affairs Officer at the Embassy of the United States of America.
4:00pm Artist Talks with Ivelisse Jimenez, Tumi Magnússon, Mamiko Otsubo and Steel Stillman.
Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir Kelly at the Glasgow International
Presented as part of Glasgow International 2014.
Kelly is an expanded exhibition, produced under the conditions of shared authorship. The exhibition is the result of artists Allison Gibbs, Jennifer Bailey, Tessa Lynch and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir’s establishment of a working group and interest in the advantages and disadvantages of the group dynamic, confession, sharing expectations, friendship, personal ambition and the issues of asserting individuality among others.
Hreinn Friðfinnsson with Kristinn E. Hrafnsson
A Portrait of a Sculptor as a Sculpture, with a Sculpture by the Sculptor
Opening Saturday 5th of April at 3-5 PM
The exhibition centres on Fridfinnsson’s A Portrait of a Sculptor as a Sculpture, 2014 – a group of five videos. Each part portrays the sculptor Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, who is Fridfinnsson’s friend of many years, performing simple, everyday actions in various public and private places throughout the city of Reykjavik. In this series of vignettes, displayed on screens around the gallery, the Sculptor is seen bouncing on a trampoline, swinging on a playground swing, ice-skating, crocheting, and hula hooping.
Time and Time and Again at The Living Art Museum in Reykjavík
is a film about time and art, based on the life and work of Hreinn Fridfinnsson (b. 1943). Merging reality with fiction the film revisits selected works by Fridfinnsson and uses them as inspiration for a narrative. It tells the story of a pair of twins who were separated at birth, one was brought up in the mountains of Iceland and the other below sea level in Amsterdam. The different force of gravity has made them age differently. Equally occupied with exploring the nature of time, the twins are in fact one and the same person, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, in present and past. Co-directed by Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir and Markús Þór Andrésson.
Opening Saturady 5th of April at 5 PM
Egill Sæbjörnsson at the Ahlen Art Museum
Light art installation by Egill Saebjörnsson
Inauguration on April 4th 2014 at 9 pm
Live music by Chilly Gonzales (Piano)
On the occasion of its 20th birthday, the Ahlen Art Museum is most happy to present a spectacular, site-specific light art installation by the Icelandic artist Egill Saebjörnsson. The project is part of HELLWEG – ein LICHTWEG and was generously financed by the Art and Culture Programme of the Land North-Rhine Westphalia and the Theodor F. Leifeld-Foundation.
The installation “Cascade” will turn the art museum’s arched roof into a fascinating light scultpure. Descending stripes of light will evoke an impression of fluent movement. Situated near the city’s former West Gate, close to the river Werse, and in the middle of heavily trafficked streets, the installation ingeniously picks up the place’s characteristics and transforms them to create a unique esthetic experience.
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