Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson | Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig.
Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig, Germany.
April 29th – May 29th 2016.
Opening April 29th at 18:00.
As the first painting exhibition at the KKW, Let’s Get Physical (titled after the slow, sensual and obscurely beautiful, white label bossa nova version of the song) is a group exhibition bringing together Berlin-based Nordic and Leipzig-based painters. Hannula states, “This is painting as a pleasure principle. Not as a mess, not as a circus, but as a give and take, shout and shine kind of an enterprise. There will be push, but there will be also the counter-part, the pull. This takes seriously the potentiality, the promise of a painterly gesture in all of its sensuality and sensibility – produced and presented in plural ways and polyphonic rhythms.”
Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson born in 1966, lives & works in Reykjavík. Blondes have reoccurred as a theme is his work for over a decade. His works have been seen in group shows and solo exhibitions in Europe and North America in both galleries and museums, e.g. Stop for a moment – Painting as Narrative, group show, Projet4L, Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art 2002; Pleasure Principle, group show, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik 2011 and Galleri Björkholmen, Stockholm 2011 and Blonde Miss World 1951-, solo exhibition, Reykjavík Art Museum 2007.