Sigtryggur Berg at M HKA Antwerp
#1 MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent)
MER. Paper Kunsthalle was established in 2005 in order to examine the possibilities of books as places to exhibit art. MER. Paper Kunsthalle describes itself as a paper kunsthalle because its main focus is to provide this space to artists by creating an institutional platform that publishes artists’ books and books that experiment with the medium as curatorial space. It also hosts AudioMER, a record label that releases experimental music on vinyl, with a focus on artwork by contemporary visual artists. In 2012 it initiated MER.Station, a series of nomadic curatorial experiments, re-thinking artists’ books for exhibiting in non-book spaces.
For their participation in LODGERS, they are working with the artist Ania Soliman to develop an artist’s book in situ at M HKA, and have also invited artist and musician Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson to develop new works and a series of sound events.
Katrín Sigurðardóttir at MIT List Visual Arts Center
On February 12th, a solo-exhibition by Katrín Sigurðardóttir will be opened at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Katrín Sigurðardóttir’s sculptural practice examines the way physical structures and boundaries affect perception. Her works gesture towards real locations, employing shifts in scale and fragmentation to systematically question the veracity of memory and history. Sigurðardóttir’s exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center will consist of two bodies of work—Ellefu and Unbuilt Residences in Reykjavík, 1925-1930—both recently completed as part of the commission for this project. The works are executed according to an intensive set of processes that hinge on draftsmanship, each with a level of detail that is carefully removed, destroyed, or otherwise obscured.
Ragnar Kjartansson at Bluecoat, Liverpool
Bluecoat, Liverpool’s Centre for Contemporary Arts
24 January – 29 March
Open daily 10am – 6pm. Free.
Exhibiting artists: Laurie Anderson, Ed Atkins, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Mikhail Karikis, Ragnar Kjartansson, Lina Lapelyte, Christian Marclay, Haroon Mirza, Max Neuhaus, Katie Paterson, Amalia Pica, Laure Prouvost, Hannah Rickards, Prem Sahib, Anri Sala, Imogen Stidworthy, Carey Young.