Rakel McMahon in Nau Gallery
Rakel McMahon opens her first solo show abroad in Nau Gallery in Stockholm. Football as a social activity and a platform for communication is the subject of Rakel McMahon´s latest series of paintings, View of Motivation. The game itself, the players and spectators become a metaphor for a much broader interpretation on such issues as gender identity, stereo-typing and sexuality.
Sigurður Guðjonsson Anna Thorvaldsdóttir at ISSUE Project Room
Trajectories for video, piano & electronics by the visual artist Sigurður Guðjónsson and the composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir will be performed at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn on ‘Ulima hits New York’. Trajectories was premiered at the opening concert of Reykjavik Visual Music festival at Harpa in Reykjavik january 2014 where Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir performed on the piano.
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.
Silent Space – Intensified Integrities
The Silence Project will open with an exhibition “Silent Space – Intensified Integrities” in Meinblau Atelierhaus in Berlin. The exhibition presents a selection of Nordic female artists whose work reflects the layering of environment and personal space.
In a time of mega cities the availability of free space and silence for an individual is diminishing and becoming a luxury. The Silence Project explores the notion that there is no freedom without responsibility and invites reflection, dialogue and experimentation.