Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met : Katrín Sigurðardóttir & Anne L. Strauss. Hafnarhús, Thursday 8 September 8 p.m.
Katrin Sigurdardottir,Boiserie, 2010,Photograph by Bruce Schwarz
Artist Katrín Sigurðardóttir and Anne L. Strauss, curator from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, discuss the exhibition Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met. The exhibition included two site-specific sculptural installations that were on show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York October 19, 2010 – June 5, 2011.
Entitled Boiseries, the installations were full-scale interpretations of eighteenth-century French rooms preserved at the Metropolitan Museum, one from the Hôtel de Crillon (1777–1780) on the Place de la Concorde, Paris, and the other from the Hôtel de Cabris (ca. 1774) at Grasse in Provence. The exhibition was created for the Metropolitan Museum's series of solo exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists at mid-career, which has featured Tony Oursler (2005), Kara Walker (2006), Neo Rauch (2007), Tara Donovan (2008), Raqib Shaw (2008-2009), and Pablo Bronstein (2009-2010). Organized by Anne L. Strauss, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Sigurdardottir, an Icelandic artist (born in 1967), lives and works in New York City and Reykjavik. She is known for her highly detailed renditions of places, both real and fictional, that often incorporate an element of surprise.
Anne L. Strauss and Katrín Sigurðardóttir will give short introductions on the exhibition. Afterwards, Hafþór Yngvason director of Reykjavik Art Musuem will moderate discussions.
The event will take place in English.
Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 01.07.2015