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TWO OPENINGS AND PERFORMANCE: EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON - SPIRIT OF PLACE AND NARRATIVE / D-14 RYAN PARTEKA. Hafnarhús, Thursday 29 October at 5 p.m.

EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON
The narrative side of Egill Sæbjörnsson’s work comes to the fore in this exhibition at Hafnarhús. On display are works dating from 2006, featuring dialogue between characters or objects that convey unfolding events or time. Places and objects harbor a certain life that emerges in human proximity, within and beyond gallery walls. Through prior knowledge, each person bestows meaning on what crosses his or her path. Egill Sæbjörnsson was nominated for the 2010 Carnegie Art Award and did recently release his second music CD. A substantive book on his art was recently published in Germany. Egill lives and works in Berlin.
Programme:
Sunday 1 November 3 p.m.
Egill Sæbjörnsson / Sequences
Curator Karolin Tampere and artist Egill Sæbjörnsson discuss Egill’s exhibition.
Thursday 5 November 8 p.m.
Egill Sæbjörnsson /Sequences
Performance – The Mind by Egill Sæbjörnsson and Marcia Moraes.
Thursday 17 December 8 p.m.
Egill Sæbjörnsson Concert 
Egill performs music from his new CD, Egill S.

D14   RYAN PARTEKA
Chaos and order underlines the ideology behind the art of Ryan Parteka (born 1975) since he started to create installations and multimedia art almost a decade ago. His installation is clinical and elusive, and underneath the pristine appearance he often plants a chaotic phenomenon. Ryan’s installation is dedicated to the now lost painting Cloister Cemetery in the Snow, 1817-19, by Casper David Friedrich, a famous 19th century German painter of romantic landscapes.
Ryan Parteka lives and works in Reykjavik since 2005. He completed his master studies at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kusten, Amsterdam 2004-2005 after his graduate research in time-based media from Utrecht Academy of Arts in the Netherlands. Curator Yean Fee Quay.

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