Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Hildur Bjarnadóttir

Hildur Bjarnadóttir (b.1969) graduated with an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1997. Hildur’s work playfully tests the conceptual and material parameters of “textile art”. As art historian Eva Heisler writes, “Hildur’s process is often labor intensive, and the work that results raises questions about the multiple and often contradictory meanings of ‘work’—in particular the understanding of ‘work’ as labor versus the use of the term to refer to art… For example, Hildur unravelled two yards of painter’s canvas and then rewove the string into a wall hanging. The result is Reconstructed Canvas II: an expanse of unmarked linen surrounded by crocheted squares.”

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