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3 exhibitions opened at Hafnarhús on Saturday 15th of September

3 exhibitions will be opened at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús on Saturday 15th of September at 4 p.m. These are exhibitions by Dan Perjovschi, Sara Björnsdóttir along with a joint exhibition by Jóhanns Eyfells, Þór Elís Pálsson, Harpa Árnadóttir, Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Ragna Róbertsdóttir and Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir.

DAN PERJOVSCHI

Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961) works with cartoons and ‘indoor graffiti‘. He draws directly on walls and floors at different locations. His drawings criticize all manner of popular opposites that flood the mass media, shaping our lifestyles and seeping into our thinking via advertising, value clichés, prejudices and narcissistic over-estimation of the self. He represented Romania at the Biannale di Venezia in 1999 and did a large installation at MoMA in New York in 2008.

Further details: www.perjovschi.ro

 

SARA BJÖRNSDÓTTIR - HA

Sara Björnsdóttir´s carefully constructed and multifaceted works lie on the boundaries of the political and the personal. Through her works the artist attempts to stir our sense of our surroundings in a simple but effective manner, in which she has moved away from the materiality of art as such.

The installation breaks up the immutable space of exhibition room with living images of the space itself, creating an ever-changing optical illusion. Despite their strong conceptual and critical basis, her works are equally infused with intuition and sensitivity, emphasizing on balancing these elements with the visual.

Curator: Hanna Styrmisdóttir.

 

POWER OF PASSAGE

As the title suggests, the exhibition Power of Passage explores the forces of transition. All of the artworks presented involve progression and change. They are the outcome of impersonal and indeterminate processes that the artists use to transform their materials from one state into another. The final forms the works take are unpredictable, as the artists allow the dynamic chemical reactions of the materials to work on their own, largely without interference of the artists’ own hands. The attention is on the progression of the transformation itself. The artworks that we see in the exhibition are manifestations of the processes and they are marked by the time involved. As Jóhann Eyfells has said of his “collapsions,” they afford us an opportunity to momentarily forsake time in order to momentarily catch a glimpse of it.”

Artists: Jóhann Eyfells, Þór Elís Pálsson, Harpa Árnadóttir, Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Ragna Róbertsdóttir and Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir. 

Curator: Hafþór Yngvason.



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