BENELUX FLUTE, group exhibition| Lateral ArtSpace, Romania
Baldvin Einarsson, Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Helgi Thorsson, Valgerður Sigurðardóttir
Exhibition Opening: 07. 07. 2016
07.07 – 07.08 2016
Lateral ArtSpace, Romania
Fabrica de Pensule, 1st Floor
59-61 Henri Barbusse Street
Operating within a broad selection of mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to ceramics and installation, they each rely on their own recipe of intuition, curiosity, humor and a pinch of reason, and create works that “words (should) fail to explain” by questioning taste and the “so called” established discourse. As they say themselves “less is more…bullshit”.
// Hey friend, what have you been doing today? Ok and welcome! *kiss on the cheek* As the pan flute blows yet again we gather here at the Lateral Tutti Bene Kunsthalle. The flute has been singing to us privately for a long time now and this is what it said: ♪lalala let’s come together in Romania ♫ lalalala to Berlin of Romania hmhm ♫ mmm make pottery and a fountain lala ♫. So, here we are and this is what happened. We have also been going to Kaufland a lot, and most of the show is actually from there (or straight from the flute mouth). Like the sculptures for example, who would have thought of this!? You guessed it!♭Kaufland♪♫ haha no,no, we did a bit ourselves. But most of it is from Kaufland. Why did it happen like this and why here? Don’t even bother wondering, like the folks say: If an angel plays the pan flute, the rest will fall in place. Or like our grandpa friend says when we are driving: it`s all you man. So why stay here any longer ♫ What?? ♫♫♫ do you hear that?? ♫♫♫ it’s the Benelux flute!! Ok maybe you should stay for a bit and listen ♫♫♫♫ See you around friend ♫♫
Baldvin Einarsson (Icelandic, b. ’85). Graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Art with a Bachelor degree in fine arts and from the Royal Academy of Art in Antwerp with a Master degree. Baldvin lives and works in Antwerp Belgium at the moment. He has exhibited all over Europe and maybe someday he will show work in other parts of the world too, we’ll all keep an eye on him and do our best to help him out.
Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir (b. 1988, Reykjavik, Iceland) graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Art in 2012. Apart from making art she ran a gallery with other artists and founded a visual art publication. She currently lives in Antwerp.
Helgi Thorsson (b.1975 – Iceland) studied sonology and later fine arts in The Netherlands, he obtained his master degree from the Sandberg Instituut in 2004. Over the years Helgi has won many awards for his amazing art, and exhibited all over our globe.
Valgerður Sigurðardóttir born in Reykjavik, Iceland (1992). Graduated with a Bachelor degree in fine arts from the Icelandic Academy of Art, 2015. Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.