Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Eva Ísleifsdóttir, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir | BREED ART studios, Amsterdam
BREED ART studios, Amsterdam
Third act opening was December 9th 2016
The show runs through January 21st 2017
Curated by Lorenzo Dé Medicina
A three month art event, Hreinn Friðfinnsson (ISL\NL), Eva Ísleifsdóttir (ISL), Linda Cuglia (IT), Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir (ISL), Mustafa Sener (TR\NL) will exhibit their work at BREED ART studios.
For further insight, please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqNx7VodG3I
BREED ART studios is a site for audio-vide
Hreinn Fridfinnsson (b. 1943), who, as a founder of the avant-garde group SÚM with three other artists in 1965, is one of the originators of Icelandic conceptual art and continues to be at the forefront of the art scene in Iceland. His photographs, paintings, text and mixed media works are poetic and philosophical explorations of everyday human experience. Transcending the mundane materials of which they are made, his simple, almost ethereal pieces paradoxically evoke the strongest of emotions. Hreinn represented Iceland at the 1993 Venice Biennale, received second prize in the Carnegie Art Award in 2000, and has lived and worked in Amsterdam since the early 1970s. www.i8.is
Eva Isleifs (b.1982) is born in Reykjavik Iceland. She graduated in 2008 with Bachelor degree in Fine Art from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, in 2010 she graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art with Master in Sculpture.
Recent exhibition & performances are The relativity of number 1 (going primitive) performance commissioned by the project FEED by Kunst Vardo in Oslo 2016. Staðir 2016 annual exhibition in the West of Iceland, Sculpture Sculpture at Museum of Koparvogur Gerðarsafn 2016, I am here; BELIEVE at South Gallery Edinburgh part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2015, The grass is always greener on the other side! Group exhibition & symposium at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein 2015, It´s the media not you! Eastern Edge Gallery St Johns, Newfoundland 2015. Along side her practice she curates exhibitions and projects such as Staðir / Places an annual exhibition in the West fjords & A – DASH studios and exhibition space in Athens Greece. Currently she lives and works in Reykjavik Iceland and Athens Greece. www.evaisleifsdottir.com
In her work, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir focuses on the sculptural and architectural manifestations and representations of power, investigating how this is reflected in our contemporary condition and society. She approaches her subjects from a distance. In focus are ideas of nation, progress and well-being, as well as the bankruptcy and the potency of the major power structures that underlie them. In her practise, she persists in trying to find the right angle from which to approach the relationships between art, nature, science and aesthetics. Not wanting to approach them from a purely aesthetical perspective or only in terms of the current socio-political debate about ecology, her stance is directed to to attempting to attach nature to architecture, to the idea of monumental social ruins and their changing meaning and aesthetics through time. Although her works appear minimal and sober, and play with the historic language of minimal art, she tries to invent this modernist, monumental language with a subtle, critical undertone. http://hrafnhildurhelgadottir.info/