Frida Orupabo, Leda and the swan, 2021. Collage with paper pins mounted on aluminium. 94 x 67 cm. Image from Galleri Nordenhake.
The new episode focuses on Tracing Fragments with an exhibition review with the exhibition’s Curator Daría Sól Andrews and Brynja Sveinsdóttir, Director at Gerðarsafn. You can listen to the newest episode of Out There podcast on our website and on Spotify!
In this episode Þórhildur Tinna and Becky Forsythe critically unpack Tracing Fragments with curator Daría Sól Andrews and Brynja Sveinsdóttir, Director of Gerðarsafn. We discuss exhibition themes, Gerðarsafn’s unique position within the Icelandic art and museum community, and the inner workings of independent curating in public institutions.
From the exhibition opening on the 2nd of February of exhibiting artists and exhibition curator. Frida Orupabo’s work can be seen in the background. From left to right: Abdullah Qureshi, Daría Sól Andrews, Sasha Huber and Kathy Clark.
Tracing Fragments includes works by Kathy Clark, Sasha Huber , Hugo Llanes, Frida Orupabo, Inuuteq Storch and Abdullah Qureshi. Through their works, these artists provide potential tools for emancipation and possibilities for healing by revisiting notions of identity ridden with complex legacies of dissociated, violent, and dispossessed experiences — themes and practices of unlearning, revising and reclaiming personal and shared histories that are relevant to our changing time. From the curatorial text:
” The artists of Tracing Fragments examine the complicated histories behind colonial and racial violence, repossessing terms like power and victimhood. Realizing brown, indigenous, and queer body on their own terms, each artist imagines what forms this body and history can take.”
Daría Sól Andrews
Tracing Fragments opened on the 2nd of February at Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur Art Museum and is on view until the 21st of May, 2023.