Sigurður Guðjónsson | SKULPTUR in London
Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) presents SKULPTUR, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Encompassing indoor and outdoor sculpture, video, installation, and performance, it will be the first ever large scale group exhibition focused exclusively on Nordic sculpture in London, and features the work of many artists who have never exhibited in the city before.
Opening on 4 February 2015, the work will be displayed at three sites in South Kensington: the RBS galleries on Old Brompton Road, the Goethe-Institut London, and Prince’s Gardens, a public square owned by Imperial College London.
The exhibition comprises work by seventeen emerging as well as established artists who were selected from open call and by invitation by a panel including the renowned British sculptor, Richard Wentworth. Exhibiting artists are: Nanna Rützou Abell, Jacob Dahlgren, Elmgreen & Dragset, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Marianne Hall, Timo Heino, Michael Johansson, Otto Karvonen, Tove Kjellmark, Anne Koskinen, Mariken Kramer, Maija Närhinen, Gudrun Nielsen, Laila Pullinen, Karianne Stensland, Hartmut Stockter and Jarno Vesala.
Says RBS Deputy Director and Curator, Claire Mander: “SKULPTUR offers a glimpse of the strength and range of contemporary Nordic three dimensional practice and provides the opportunity to explore its distinctiveness.”
Sigurður Guðjónsson’s Recorder (2010) will be on show during the exhibition period at the RBS galleries and the works Prelude, Veil and Pillar will be screened on the opening day at Goethe-Institut London.
In Recorder two discs rotate above a pool of water, into which droplets of water fall, producing an effect of simultaneous sound and rotational movement, and drawing the viewer into a powerful visual world. Guðjónsson’s practice ranges from single and multi-channel video works, sound and installations, where image, sound and space form a seamless whole. These become settings for movement and sound that have laws of their own and generate a compelling atmosphere.
A publication accompanying the exhibition will be available in May 2015.
4 February 2015 – 15 May 2015
Wednesday–Friday, 12:30–5:30pm or by appointment
RBS Galleries, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA
PRIVATE VIEW: 4 February 2015, 3:30-8:30pm
Prince’s Gardens, Imperial College London, the Goethe-Institut London and the RBS Galleries in South Kensington, London.