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March 12, 2019

Earth – Body

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The exhibition Earth – Body takes its title from the work that artist Ana Mendieta elaborated at the end of the 1970s during visits to Mexico. It is specifically designed for the Geological Museum of Mexico City, with the opening commencing the Mexico City Art Week 2019.

Icelandic artist Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir is one of the 12 artists that have been invited to present site-specific works that engage with the collections and a unique 19th century interior that represents the ideals and dreams of the time, both in science and in politics.

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March 11, 2019

Interview with artist Baldur Helgason in Juxtapoz magazine

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Baldur Helgason is Iceland-born artist that lives and works in Chicago, where he had a solo show with the Galerie F not long ago. Loneliest Stranger included a new series of quirky oils on canvas and ink on paper drawings, depicting the extraordinarily ordinary life of his iconic character.

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March 11, 2019

Snæbjörnsdóttir /Wilson: The Only Show in Town

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The David Winton Bell Gallery will present Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson: The Only Show in Town from April 6 to July 7, 2019.  An opening reception with a lecture by the artists is scheduled for Friday, April 5. On Thursday, April 18, Chris Elphick, principal investigator of the Saltmarsh Habitation and Avian and Research Program will discuss “Canaries in the salt marsh: averting extinction in an era of sea-level rise.” Both lectures began at 5:30 pm. They will be held in the List Art Building auditorium, and at free and open to the public.

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March 1, 2019

Nordic Impressions continues at Scandinavia House

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Nordic Impressions continues at Scandinavia House  through Saturday, June 8. This new exhibition, which opened on February 23, brings together a wide array of artistic expressions—paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, films, and videos—that reflect the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art.

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February 23, 2019

Winners Of The 2019 Icelandic Art Awards Announced

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The winners of the Icelandic Art Prize 2019 have been announced.

Eygló Harðardóttir (b. 1964) is the recipient of the Art Award 2019 for her aptly named exhibition Another Space in The Living Art Museum. With work which simultaneously was dainty and coarse, made from delicate materials, the artist opened up doorways for the viewer to enter and increase their perception and sensitivity instead of the usual rationalism. Eygló seems concerned with the viewers sensing that there is no one correct answer, that all dimensions are equally important and that their experience can be personal and limitless. The works were wide open for interpretation.

Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson (b. 1987) has devoted time and attention to techniques and methods of printmaking, engraving, stamps and ceramics. He is the recipient of the Motivational Award 2019 for his exhibition Manuscript in D-Hall, where he returns to an idea born during his study years. He had already acquired a great interest in artists’ books and the idea was to create pages from fired clay, each of which would be an independent book work.

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