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Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir: Lines, entanglement and other stuff

26 November, 20225 March, 2023

Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir is a pioneer in the field of filament art and her exhibition gives a overview of the artists development from the textile art of the 70s, to the three-dimensional work that characterizes her art practice today.

Filament art such as Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir practices is undeniably three-dimensional art in a classic sense, even though the artist does go against various conventions associated with such art from the beginning of time. For instance, she does not care to place her works on a pedestal, thereby elevating them and placing them out of reach. Instead, she lets them run amuck around us, hang from the ceiling, carefully inch up and down walls, or form delicate organic units down by the foorboard. And instead of demanding attention, as sculptures on pedestals certainly do, Guðrún’s works are made to appear to us as if by coincident, even pleasantly surprising, not unlike verse with an unexpected punchline.

The curator is Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson.