Alicja Kwade: In Relation to the Sun,
22 January–22 December
We are pleased to announce the opening of i8 Grandi, a new gallery in Reykjavík that focuses on year-long, single-artist presentations. The inaugural year of i8 Grandi features In Relation to the Sun, an exhibition by Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Katowice, Poland, lives and works in Berlin, Germany). The artist’s show, which includes installation, sculpture, and work on paper, is now open and will be on view until 22 December 2022.
Spanning far longer than traditional museum or gallery shows, i8 Grandi represents a new model for exhibitions. The programming focuses on concepts of space and time, and the presentations will evolve while on view. The annual format allows artists to consider how time affects their work, and the fluidity encourages audiences to revisit the changing installations.
Throughout her presentation, Kwade will reconfigure artworks within the space, at times expanding, condensing, or adapting the works on view. Reflecting the evolution within the exhibition, Kwade’s show title will continue to change as well.
i8 Grandi is the gallery’s second location in Reykjavík. Extending over two floors and 170 square metres, the new gallery is located in the Marshall House, a cultural centre in a historic factory building in Reykjavík’s Grandi harbour district. i8 joins the Living Art Museum, Kling & Bang, and artist Ólafur Elíasson’s private studio in the Marshall House, along with La Primavera Restaurant on the ground floor.
i8’s existing gallery at Tryggvagata 16 will continue its regular programming; the two locations are a fifteen minute walk apart across the harbour. i8 Grandi will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 12am – 6pm, as well as by appointment.