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Sigurður Guðmundsson: The Universe is a Poem
July 10–August 15
Welcome to Sigurður Guðmundsson’s opening ceremony at Djúpivogur, Saturday 10th July at 2.30/3 pm.
Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, will reveal Freedom a new public artwork at Langabúð at 2.30 and open the exhibition The Universe is a Poem in Bræðslan formally at 3 pm.
Sigurður Guðmundsson’s exhibition The Universe is a Poem features a range of different works from the years 1969–2021. Guðmundsson’s career is multi-faceted and the mediums diverse, but a poetic tone has always enwreathed his works; whether works of photography, sculptures, drawings, graphic works or performances, but he has also composed music, written poetry, and published four novels. The exhibition is a logical continuation of Sigurður’s most recent publication Ljóð og Ljóð (Poems and Poems), a collection of the artist’s written poetry, published in 2020. The works in the exhibition are poems in and of themselves – as the exhibition title suggests – but the artist views the universe as a poem and in his dealings with it, he finds it is both good and right to experience the universe as a poem (SG, The Universe, 2019).
Sigurður Guðmundsson (b.1942) is among the most prominent artists of Iceland. He lives and works in Djúpivogur, Reykjavík, Amsterdam and Xiamen in China. The exhibition The Universe is a Poem is displayed at Bræðslan in Djúpivogur and is the collaborative effort of the Municipality of Múlaþing, the Chinese European Art Centre – CEAC and ARS LONGA with support from East Iceland Structural Fund.
Curators: Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir in collaboration with Þór Vigfússon and Hildur Rut Halblaub. The exhibition will run until August 15th.