Listasafn Islands

HAFNARHÚS / multi-purpose hall on Thursday - May 29 at 8 p.m.

Gabriela Friðriksdóttir kneads dough and wears it as a mask; Ásmundur Ásmundsson pours Coca-Cola into empty Fanta bottles; Kartin Sigurðardóttir builds a small model of a house only to throw it off of a bigger one; the Icelandic Love Corporation recreates Van Gogh's The Starry Night in licorice. Mixing elements of realism and performance, the film frames the phenomenon of contemporary Icelandic art within the international scene through interviews with some of the art world's leading curators and critics. The Icelandic word for concrete (Ásmundur's sculpting material of choice) as well as a colloquial Icelandic term for “something weird,” Steypa offers a playful and intelligent discussion of the scene.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 03.22.2015