On Saturday 6th of June the show COM’ON opens at the SÍM hall at Hafnarstræti 16. The exhibition is the first part of the show COMMON GROUND.
In this intercultural exhibition, artists, academics, locals and immigrants come together to explore the idea of a common ground and the question Where is home? Participants include people born and raised in Iceland as well as new Icelanders from Lithuania and Poland. Working across languages and cultures, they each bring their experience and knowledge to the table, creating diverse works and installations in an exhibition that presents a variety of different connections and viewpoints.
The idea of home is a political, cultural, ecological, anthropological and geographic question in our ever-shrinking, globalized world. The increased flow between regions of people and data is reshaping the world, regardless of borders and nationalities, and raising urgent questions about the unequal distribution of wealth, natural resources and quality of life.
Where is home? Is it where we live, where we were born, where we feel a sense of belonging and community? What is home to the homeless, to those who have been forced to flee?
Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir
Anna Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir
Jóhannes Atli Hinriksson
Ragnhildur Lára Weisshappel
Anja Wojtynska, anthropologist
Justas Kazys, ecologist
Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir, philosopher
Pari Stave, art historian