Open call for artist in residence
Arts Catalyst has partnered with NPO S-AIR to offer a fully funded residency opportunity for an artist or curator in Sapporo, Japan for 20-30 days, between January and March 2018.
Einar Falur Ingólfsson | Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Germany
Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir & Margrét Jónsdóttir | Nordatlantens Brygge
September 2nd – December 3rd 2017
The color superblack absorbs 99.5% of all light, and the human eye thus perceives it as completely empty. The deep and engulfing color is also what visually connects the works of the two Icelandic artists joined in the exhibition; Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir’s paintings and Margrét Jónsdóttir’s ceramics. For the two artists, however, the color is also a manifestation of a state of mind – both on a personal and societal level, characterised by inflated social expectations and illusions, as well as disrespectful and destructive behaviour towards nature and body.