Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Ásmundur Ásmundsson

Ásmundur Ásmundsson (b. 1971) penetrates contemporary culture through video, installation and sculpture to utilize its creative possibilities and weaknesses. Through sociological strategies, he assumes different roles in various works, his artistic approach often masquerading as virtuousness to prevent losing audiences in elevated meanings. Rather, Ásmundur keeps viewers wedged in the futility and debauchery of contemporary existence by optimistically commemorating it. He considers our foundation as civilized people to have eternal prospects and, despite (or because of) its tastelessness, to stem from freedom seeking genuineness. Now living in Berlin, Ásmundur studied at the Akureyri School of Art, the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, and the School of Visual Arts, New York.
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