Listasafn Islands

The Power of Passage

15 September 2012 – 6 January 2013


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.






Sunday 30 September 2 p.m.
Hafnarhús – The Power of Passage
Symposium set to discuss the element of time as an essential part of the artistic process of works.

Sunday 21 October 3 p.m.
Hafnarhús – The Power of Passage
Curator´s talk with Hafþór Yngvason.

Sunday 2 December 3 p.m.
Hafnarhús – The Power of Passage
Gallery talk with Þór Elís Pálsson on the work and philosophy of artist Jóhann Eyfells.


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