Secret Services is first solo show of the artist Rúnar Örn Jóhönnu Marinósson.
The exhibition opens its doors 31st October. Because of the pandemic the opening will be longer then usual, so guest can spread their visits through out the day. The opening will take place on 12:00 – 19:00 on Halloween, a very appropriate timing because unnatural, irrational, supernatural, indeterminate or mysterious phenomena will appear in the exhibition Secret Services.
Secret Services is a fictional and unofficial institution whose unsolicited purpose is to investigate and eliminate any unnatural, irrational, supernatural, indeterminate or mysterious phenomena. What constitutes as such is hard to define but on this occasion it would seem we are dealing with some kind of spectre, or a number of ghosts. Ghosts can be born in a number of ways, from a forgotten memory, a memorable or an unmemorable event, a bad idea, an unnecessary person or a buried emotion. It is unclear whether an interaction with these calls for despair. Secret Services deals with the hard to comprehend so we don’t have to. The institution’s inconclusive research is exhibited here through unreliable evidence, gadgets and devices that the agency has gathered and utilized through the ages.
Truth is out.
Rúnar Örn Jóhönnu Marinósson is an artist, he graduated with a BA from the Fine Art department of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in the spring of 2016. Since then he has exhibited works at several group exhibitions, both in Iceland and elsewhere, but this is his first solo exhibition. In his practice he utilizes several mediums to explore and express the diverse efforts of human beings to understand, comprehend and control the internal and external realities of themselves and others.