Group Show / Suggested spaces
November 23rd, 2019 – January 4th, 2020
Opening at ´uns in manière noire – Saturday November 23rd at 19:00 at Waldenserstrasse 7a, 10551 Berlin, Germany
Join us for the opening performance by Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir and Gavin Morrison at 20.00
Suggested spaces is featuring works by: Arild Tveito, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir & Gavin Morrison, Eygló Harðardóttir, Guðrún Benónýsdóttir, Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir, Örn Alexander Ámundason and Una Margrét Árnadóttir.
In a search of meanings from our experiences a certain space is created: certain moments trigger our aesthetic sense and suggest a space overlooked by alternative logics. This is the meeting points where the present and the past encounter, creating intriguing development in the shifting between two times: an unexpected instinct and its evolution. The everyday routine contains in itself a potential inspiration which has to be found between the humbleness and the longing for sublime, between expressionism and secretiveness. The artists exhibiting in the show unroll this thread, they follow the path through its deviation, turning at curves, hiking hills and descending slopes, they create alternative realities, voluntarily or by chance, they float adrift and discovering new possibilities. The search is fragmented, stretched out, suspended, adjusted and then restructured into a new construction, one that is more personal.
Curators are: Guðrún Benóný́sdóttir and Ana Victoria Bruno
The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 16:00 to 19:00
The exhibition is supported by the Icelandic Visual Arts Fund
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir is a poet and artist.
She works in a space placed between poetry, art and performance. She sways between media, collecting them into performances which can be tender and sweet as well as strong and deep. Her performances are always a blend which brings physically together different arts and gathers them through her own body.
Arild Tveito is an expert researcher of the remote corners of the human knowledge. His works embrace a conceptual exploration of the invisible connections creating a dense network which organically covers diverse aspects of the humanity development. Taking small details as starting point, they follow their branches and draw new lines, trying to map these unexplored conceptual territories.
Eygló Harðardóttir works in both two and three-dimensional in the form of abstract paper sculpture, installation and bookwork. Materials such as paper; found, made, or sourced, coloured remains, plastic, wood, graphite and glass are the origin of the idea and the key to exploring the potential of the medium.
Gavin Morrison is a writer, curator and publisher. He is currently working on a book, The Malcontents which explores the fate of the cannons sent by James Boswell to the Corsican Republic in aid of the fight against the French invasion of 1768. The book traces the story through a series of historical and contemporary objects and narratives to consider the instabilities and convergences of histories. Morrison is also working on a project concerning Donald Judd’s interests in Iceland and in particular his attention to its vernacular architecture. A further exhibition under development is of the work of the architect Berthold Lubetkin (1901-90) for Tbilisi, Georgia.
Guðrún Benónýsdóttir’s practice dwells between the inner world of human beings and the surroundings physical reality. Her works move outward from the inside, and then back to the interior world again, recalling the movements of the air when breathed. She translates nature into a spiritual language, creating in collaboration with nature a visual communication which talks directly to our inner selves.
Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir takes bits from our everyday lives and creates a new space for them to exist, a space where monotony, rules and normality are suspended, while the absurd and playfulness take over. Her artistic practice dwells in the actions of de-construction and re-construction, de-contextualization and re-contextualization, dis-connection and re-connection, a practice which offers the viewers an original way of looking at our everyday surroundings. Ólöf’s works are reminders of the playfulness and sometimes absurdity of everyday materials and objects. Repetition, experimentation with constructing new forms from old, and the tangibility of the material enlighten her process.
Una Margrét Árnadóttir graduated from Malmö Art Academy in spring 2013. She has exhibited in various places in the last years, among them are The Living Art Museum, Malmö Konsthall, The Museum of Public Art Lund, CEO Galleri, Gallerí Úthverfa, Röda Sten Konsthall and Galleri Arnstedt. Her practice stretches out into whatever medium fits her each time but the performance element never seems to want to leave her be.
Örn Alexander Ámundason’s work often deals with either the act of creating or presenting work and the problems involved with these actions. He often works with non-traditional materials to create products that have undesigned forms and lack content. His works worken often have a sense of performativity and have a feeling of being leftovers. http://www.ornalexanderamundason.com
*Artwork on display by Eygló Harðardóttir