Listasafn Islands

Three exhibitions close down next Sunday 6 January at Hafnarhus


Three exhibitions close down next Sunday 6 January: News from the Island - Dan Perjovschi, The Power of Passage and HA-Sara Björnsdóttir.

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.

As the title suggests, Power of Passage explores the passing moment and its image. The focal point of the exhibition is the large scale Cloth Collapsion by Jóhann Eyfells (b. 1923), which is shown alongside a three-channel video installation created by video artist Þór Elís Pálsson, using his own interviews with Eyfells about his philosophy of art and life. Works by four younger contemporary artists – Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Harpa Árnadóttir, Ragna Róbertsdóttir and Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir – take Eyfells’ concerns with the flow of time and the creative forces of nature further, through experiments with paint and photographic processes. Curated by Hafþór Yngvason.

In the HA installation Sara Björnsdóttir breaks up the immutable space of exhibition room A with living images of the space itself, which flow into one another to create a new dimension, an ever-changing optical illusion that makes it possible for visitors to delve into the space more deeply and to orient themselves to its connection with art, the present moment and their own presence in the exhibition space.Through her works Sara attempts to stir our sense of our surroundings in a simple but effective manner. Curated by Hanna Styrmisdóttir.

Hafnarhús is open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m..


Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 01.59.2015