Anna Margrét Ólafsdóttir: Mirror Mirror
May 11 – July 11, West Wall gallery, Skaftfell Bistro
Open daily, 16:00 – 22:00
In the year 2019 Anna Margrét dressed as Snow White for a hundred days from January 23rd to May 3rd. The performance was a part of her graduation piece from the Iceland University of the Arts and was inspired by three stories: the adventure of the princess Snow White, an art work about the “real” Snow White, and a story about the “original” Snow White from Siglufjörður. In the exhibition we get to have a closer look into the hundred days of Snow White through photographs and text, where the artist wonders how growing up in a society where princesses are little girls’ role models has affected her selfimage.
Anna Margrét Ólafsdóttir (b.1992) graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Iceland University of the Arts in 2019. Having studied at the LungA School in 2014 she returned to East Iceland in 2020 to work with children and to develop her own creative process. In her work, Anna Margrét represents the consumer driven society we live in. By bringing some of our mundane tasks into the art context, she is exploring how they appear in our daily lives. She wonders how a contemporary person creates their identity according to the demands of the consumerist society’s expectations and presents these thoughts in an ironic and comical way.