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Rósa Gísladóttir: Fora

3 June17 September

Entering Rósa Gísladóttir’s exhibition, we seem to be experiencing an ancient meeting place and in the ruins of the future at the same time. The galleries are calm. The weight of the works gives us grounding. Or is the weight threatening? Pillars like these stand for thousands of years, until they suddenly no longer do. Will we witness the moment when they fall?
Rósa Gísladóttir’s three-dimensional works explore the derivation of forms and their transcendence of meaning throughout history, modern-day materials and the struggles of consumerism. Often site-specific, her work emphasizes the independent value of still life as an art form and continually delves into subjects such as sustainable development, classicism, and spirituality.
Rósa Gísladóttir (b. 1957) studied in Germany, United Kingdom and Iceland. Her works have been exhibited far and wide, including Scandinavia House in New York, Saatchi Gallery in London, Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarborg and Berg Contemporary. She was the first recipient of the Gerður Helgadóttir Prize in 2020.


3 June
17 September
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Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum
Hamraborg 4
Kópavogur, 200 Iceland
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