ICELAND: Artist’s Respond to Place
Artists Birgir Andrésson, Eggert Pétursson, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Georg Guðni Hauksson, Guðjón Ketilsson, Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Olafur Eliasson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Rúrí, and Þórdis Alda Sigúrðardóttir participate in ICELAND: ARTIST’S RESPOND TO PLACE at the Katonah Museum of Art, New York.
In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
June 29 – September 28, 2014
The austere, beguiling landscape of Iceland functions as muse and material for its artists. Innately attuned to dramatic physical changes and extreme solar rhythms, Icelandic artists carry within them a heightened awareness of the environment as a dynamic living entity. This is the first museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their island nation. This KMA-originated exhibition showcases twelve artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall-drawings, and video installation.
All artwork in the exhibition dates from the past ten years. The featured artists are Birgir Andrésson, Eggert Pétursson, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Georg Guðni Hauksson, Guðjón Ketilsson, Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Olafur Eliasson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Rúrí, and Þórdis Alda Sigúrðardóttir. The exhibition is curated by Pari Stave.
Funding for this exhibition provided by ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County Government, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Museum’s Exhibition Patrons. Additional sponsorship provided by Mary Lou and Ira Alpert, Charles and Susana Finkel, Ginny and Marty Gold, The Heimbold Foundation, Betty Himmel, Icelandair, and Linda and Gerry Nordberg.