Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson: Visitations
September 25, 2021–January 16, 2022
Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson are a collaborative art partnership. Their interdisciplinary art practice is research-based and socially-engaged, exploring issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human species. Often working in close consultation with experts and amateurs in the field, their work tests cultural constructs and tropes, and human behavior in respect to ecologies, extinction, conservation and the environment.
Visitations is an exhibition based on their work, in the collaborative research project Visitations: Polar Bears Out of Place, undertaken with experts in visual art, folklore, animal- and environmental studies. The aim of the project is to contribute to a growing body of knowledge concerning human/non-human relations in a time of global warming. To this end particular focus is on historic and contemporary representations of polar bear arrivals to Iceland. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. The project is co-funded by Rannís.
Curator: Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir.