STAÐIR / PLACES
Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir – Hrafnseyri
Auður Lóa Guðnadóttir – Selárdalur
Eygló Harðardóttir – Fossfjörður and Skrímslasetrið, Bíldudal
Starkaður Sigurðarson – Selárdalur
OPENS — June 18, 2021
PLACES — Selárdalur → Fossfjörður → Hrafnseyri → Bíldudalur
The art project STAÐIR / PLACES opens for the fourth time in the southern Westfjörds (Vesturbyggð) with new works by four artists. Participating artists are Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Auður Lóa Guðnadóttir, Eygló Harðardóttir, and Starkaður Sigurðarson.
STAÐIR / PLACES 2021 is co-organized and curated by Becky Forsythe, Eva Ísleifs and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir.
The exhibition opens on June 18, 2021 and continues through to the end of August. As part of the opening events, exhibition guests are invited to sail between the different exhibition locations in Arnarfjörður.
PLACES is an artist-led project that began in 2014. The project aims to create time and space for artists to create new work, sometimes permanent, otherwise ephemeral, in close proximity to nature, history or uniqueness of specific locations. The artists have now resided in the west, and cultivated new work inspired by their time there. This year Anna Júlía, Auður Lóa, Eygló and Starkaður show these works in Arnarfjörður, from Selárdalur, into Fossfjörður and over to Hrafnseyri.
Project supporters are — Myndlistarsjóður, Vesturbyggd, Tungusilungur, Íslenska
Kalkþörungarfélagið and Himbrimi.
Collaborators are — Listasafn Samúel Jónssonar, Hrafnseyri, Skrímslasetrið, Freyja and family at Eysteinseyri, Esther Gísladóttir at Fossi and Jón Þórðarsson in Bíldudalur.