Listasafn Islands

Artist‘s talk in connection with the exhibition Cadences of Line and Color, Hafnarhús, Saturday 5 April 3 p.m.

Mynd: Pétur Thomsen

Artist’s talk with Sigurður Guðjónsson and Anna Þorvaldsdóttir where they will discuss their new installation Trajectories which is a part of the exhibition Cadences of Line and Color, now on view at Hafnarhús. The installation combines video work by Sigurður Guðjónsson and an electronic/piano composition by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir.

Sigurður Guðjónsson makes videos where image, sound, and space form a seamless whole. The distant world of these works draws the viewer toward its core, through a near-bodily experience of the interplay of image and sound with the setting. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarborg, Iceland, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Arario Gallery, Beijing, Liverpool Biennial, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway and Hamburger Bahnhof.

Anna Þorvaldsdóttir’s music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere. Her works have been nominated and awarded on many occasions. Her chamber orchestra piece Hrim was awarded Composition of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards 2011, as well as the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011. At the Icelandic Music Awards 2012, Anna was awarded Composer of the Year and her debut album Rhízōma was awarded Classical/Contemporary Album of the Year. Anna is the recipient of the prestige Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 for her work Dreaming.

The talk starts at 3 p.m. and takes place in Icelandic. Admission to the exhibition is 1.300 kr.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 03.24.2015