ON SITE | ice ice baby | Vienna
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Opening November 27 the exhibition ice ice baby and public programme in Vienna.
Six emerging and established Icelandic artists, Bjarki Bragason, Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt & The Icelandic Love Corporation, are
presenting their work in a 300m2 loft in the 9th district in Vienna.
The accompanying series of events taking place November 28 & 29 includes a performance at the Theseus Temple of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, a sound-performance at TBA21–Augarten, a lecture at the Department of Art History of the University of Vienna and a panel discussion with representatives of the Austrian and Icelandic contemporary art scene.
On December 11 we warmly invite you to the opening of Bjarki Bragason’s intervention at the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and the Mineral Collection at the Naturhistorisches Museum, which will be realized in cooperation with both institutions.
Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson Ladies, Beautiful Ladies Helsinki Contemporary
BIRGIR SNÆBJÖRN BIRGISSON – Ladies, Beautiful Ladies
Helsinki Contemporary presents the opening of Icelandic artist Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson’s exhibition Ladies, Beautiful Ladies on Thursday, November 27th at 5-7pm.
A scientific article back from 2007 claims that men have “a blonde moment” when encountering an image of a beautiful blonde woman. This means that their mental performance declines, mimicking the unconscious stereotype of a blonde. This article has puzzled the Icelandic artist Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson ever since.
The two-part exhibition project Ladies, Beautiful Ladies follows up on the latest developments of Birgisson’s ongoing project focusing on the question of politics of representation, addressed through the visual negotiations of blondes in our cultural environments. The theme of blondes has reoccured in Birgisson’s work for over a decade now, the subject matter varying from blonde nurses to blonde Miss World contest winners.
In Ladies, Beautiful Ladies Birgisson presents a variety of works that reach from paintings on canvas via installation on site to works on paper. What connects all the different media is the issue of how identities are made and shaped, distributed and retold, rooted and rebounded.
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson David Bernstein The Barber Shop
Bryndís Snæbjörns- dóttir / Mark Wilson
Trout Fishing in America and Other stories
Arizona State University Art Museum
October 2 2014 – January 17 2015
In an age of uncertainty, artists Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir (Iceland) and Mark Wilson (UK) investigate the balances and tipping points in human intervention in nature. The exhibition, Trout Fishing in America and Other stories, examines how ecologies can change radically as a result of tiny individual actions by human or other agents. Over a two year period, they explored scientific conservation initiatives in Arizona and, taking a notional ‘vertical slice’ through the Grand Canyon, they focused on the reintroduction of two endangered species — the Humpback Chub, native to the Colorado River, and the California Condor, whose zones of flight extend from the Canyon to the Vermilion Cliffs and into Utah.
An insight into You are in Control 2014
You are in Control is an international conference held annually in Reykjavík. The conference is a collaboration between Iceland’s creative industries – design, visual arts, literature, music, media, films and gaming – and is meant to explore innovative thinking across these fields. The seventh edition of the YAIC took place November 3-4 2014 in Bíó Paradís and this year the focus was on “creative synergy”.