Una Margrét Árnadóttir | SPEKTRUM art technology community, Berlin
Una Margrét Árnadóttir
SPEKTRUM art technology community, Berlin, Germany.
May 4th 2016
Give me hell #143
Icelandic artist Una Margrét Árnadóttir will be performing in a new multinational cultural self-reinvention project set in the future — May 4th 2016 — nine artists have been rounded up to be retrained from to their positions as Swedish massage practitioners — a prior attempt to propel artists into more serviceable civic activities — to stand-up comedians. This will be their first public appearance. In this scenario, art is no longer administered by middlemen, but governed directly by the top political figurehead. Each 5-minute stand-up will be monitored and its quality will be assessed by the current chief of state. This is still unknown to the performers. In fact, what is also unknown to them is that the assignment serves an additional purpose — the performance is in fact a recasting for their next retraining position, in a place not unknown to women.
Along with Una Margrét Árnadóttir, the following artists will perform:
Kah Bee Chow
Jeuno JE Kim
Polar Agony Studios
Angela Merkel II
stages and last minute change admin by:
with support by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Una Margrét Árnadóttir (b. 1985) 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.
Una works and lives in Reykjavík.