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Hrafnkell Sigurðsson: Recondestruction

20 November, 202126 February, 2022

“In a flash, the debris had been arranged with unique, artistic balance. Nature had crushed our lives into pieces but the artist had put them together again, creating a kind of cairns, or pillars, memorials to the fragile reality of life, elaborate monuments that looked like prototypes of explosions: Big Bang in its infancy, before things went flying into space”.

Hallgrímur Helgason, writer

“The story behind the artwork is usually not very relevant; the artwork itself shows us all we need to understand it. Artworks, though, also tell stories. Hrafnkell has told us stories about what happens to our trash once we have taken it out to the bin. Now he reminds us that nature is not impressed by us putting up ski lodges in its path. In its eyes, we are probably all just trash“.

Jón Proppé, Art Historian 

HRAFNKELL SIGURÐSSON (1969) was born in Reykjavík, where he commenced his studies before proceeding in Maastricht, before moving to London in the early nineties. He completed his MFA at Goldsmiths College in 2002. Sigurdsson has exhibited worldwide, from Europe to East Asia, Tasmania to the Louvre, and he was granted the prestigious Icelandic Visual Art Award in 2007.


20 November, 2021
26 February, 2022
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Reykjavík, 101 Iceland
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