Outside looking in, Inside looking out is due to open in Brooklyn on May 12 at 17:00. The exhibition showcases works from established and emerging Icelandic artists:
Emma Heiðarsdóttir, Two Shells, 2018. Snail shells, light bulbs and electric cords.
The exhibition is a part of Singing Fish Circus Art and Literature festival running 12th – 13th of May. Which is organised in collaboration between Mengi, Tunglið Publishing, & Icelandic Art Center and features a selection of music, books, art, performances, and poetry from Iceland in order to bring a taste of Reykjavík’s vibrant art scene to New York.
On May 13, a talk with Icelandic artist Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (Iceland’s representative at the 60th International Art Exhibition in Venice) in conversation with curator Dan Byers (John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University) will take place during the festival. Please register here if you are interested in attending the talk.
The exhibition opening will be followed by a live concert with a selection Icelandic musicians. It will be a cocktail of experimental music, performance art, visual art, jazz, pop, singer/songwriters, spoken word, poetry, sing-alongs, maybe a book burning, and DJs that only play 78 rpm records. The Singing Fish Circus events will be at 119 N 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11249.