Ragnar Kjartansson at The 55th Venice Biennale
Ragnar Kjartansson was selected for the 55th International Art Exhibition: The Encyclopedic Palace, by its curator Massimiliano Gioni.
Hold Me Tight: The Icelandic Love Corporation in Venice
The Icelandic Love Corporation will participate in the international exhibition PERSONAL STRUCTURES as part of one of the Collateral Events at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013. The exhibition, initiated by the Dutch artist Rene Rietmeyer and organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation, will bring together works by 78 invited international artists including Hermann Nitsch and Yoko Ono. The Icelandic Love Corporation will delight audiences with The Third Dimension, a complex site-specific abstract installation made of coloured neon stockings that will fill a space, each hue symbolizing a different human emotion.
Harpa wins the 2013 Mies van der Rohe award
Harpa – Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre wins the 2013 Mies van der Rohe award, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. One of the most prestigious awards for contemporary architecture, the prize is granted every two years to recognise quality European architectural production. Designed by Danish/Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects and Batteríið Architects, the concert hall is situated in Reykjavík’s eastern harbour, at the intersection of land and sea.
Katrín Sigurdardóttir at la Biennale di Venezia
For the Pavilion of Iceland at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia in 2013, Katrín Sigurdardóttir has designed a large-scale sculptural intervention for the Lavanderia—The Old Laundry at Palazzo Zenobio. The artist has created a floating platform covered by an ornate, baroque-inspired design, measuring approximately 90 square meters. The outline of the architectural structure takes its form from the footprint of a typical 18th century pavilion. It intersects both interior and exterior spaces of this auxiliary building in the garden of the Palace, with two sets of stairs for access by visitors.
The exhibition will run from June 1st to November 24th 2013.
Scandinavia loves Scandinavians
During the summer 2013 the art scene in Malmö comes together for a large manifestation focusing on Nordic contemporary art through Malmö Nordic 2013. Including: Scandinavian Pain: Ragnar Kjartansson, Edvard Munch and 24 SPACES – a Cacophony, featuring Kling & Bang, The Living Art Museum, Una Margrét Árnadóttir, Örn Alexander Ámundason and more…