Sigurður Guðjónsson | Scandinavia House, US.
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, US.
Opening May 6th 2016.
Runs through August 6th 2016.
Another North: Landscape Reimagined will feature the work of contemporary Nordic artists that use landscape to limn the boundary between the known and the unknown, reimagining it as a multivalent space at once familiar and otherworldly, visible and invisible. Comprising photographic and video works, the exhibition will explore landscape as a place of complication, rather than revelation, and investigate channels into new ways of seeing. The exhibition will include works by Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðjónsson along with Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ole Brodersen, Simen Johan, Susanna Majuri, and Pentti Sammallahti.
Another North: Landscape Reimagined is organized and presented by the American-Scandinavian Foundation. The exhibition is made possible in part by grants from the Finnish Consulate General in New York and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York. Additional support comes from the Hilppa Roby Fund for Finnish Cultural and Educational Programs at Scandinavia House.
Sigurdur Gudjónsson (b. 1975) lives and works in Reykjavík. He has studied video, sound/music, photography and sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Sigurdur also has a background in music and is a member of the death-metal band Cranium. This experience resonates clearly in his work, where energy and deep seriousness combine with two raw natural forces: those of human nature and nature itself. With equal attention to music and image in his atmospheric films, Sigurdur’s work exudes mysticism, desolation, the grotesque and the bleak, and reflects a tangle of emotions that are universal and timeless.