book launch; Dancing Horizon: The Photo Works of Sigurður Guðmundsson 1970-1982
DANCING HORIZON: THE PHOTO WORKS OF SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON 1970 – 1982
4 OCT 2014
Artist talk by Sigurdur Gudmundsson, on the occasion of the launch of “Dancing Horizon: The Photo Works of Sigurdur Gudmundsson 1970 – 1982”
- Location: Teijin auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
- Time: 4 – 5 pm
- Language: English
- Admission: Entrance fee to the Museum + € 2.50 cover charge
The Stedelijk Museum is delighted to announce the official book launch of “Dancing Horizon: The Photo Works of Sigurdur Gudmundsson 1970 – 1982”. During this afternoon, curator and editor of the book Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir will provide an introduction to the publication, followed by a short lecture by the artist himself, moderated by art critic Lily van Ginneken. After the official launch, the audience can buy the publication and Sigurdur Gudmundsson will be available for a book signing. Coinciding with this event, the Stedelijk presents a small exhibition of highlights of Sigurdur Gudmundsson’s work from the museum’s collection, selected by Stedelijk-curator Anne Ruygt.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLICATION DANCING HORIZON: THE PHOTO WORKS OF SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON 1970 – 1982:
Dancing Horizon: The Photo Works of Sigurdur Gudmundsson 1970 – 1982 is a comprehensive collection of the photographic work of Sigurdur Gudmundsson (b. 1942), made during a period in which he focused mainly on that medium. In conjunction with the publication of this monograph, all these works were registered anew and their negatives sent to the National Archives of Iceland for preservation. Over eighty artworks are featured here along with previously unpublished studies and works that have seldom been exhibited or reprinted in books. Many of these pieces—such works as Event (1975), Dancing Horizon (1977), and Mountain (1980 – 82) – have become icons of contemporary European art history. They have been shown in numerous international exhibitions, and many of them can be found in public collections in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.
Dancing Horizon: The Photo Works of Sigurdur Gudmundsson 1970 – 1982 is edited by Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir, Icelandic curator and art historian, and includes an essay written by Dutch art critic, Lily van Ginneken. Published by Crymogea, and distributed by Idea Books.