Artist- and Curator´s Talk: Sara Björnsdóttir & Hanna Styrmisdóttir, Hafnarhús, Sunday 7 October, 3 p.m.
Artist Sara Björnsdóttir and curator Hanna Styrmisdóttir take part in an open discussion on Sara´s installation HA currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus.
In the 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. This is the sixth installation of this type that Sara has worked on over the past decade, in which she has moved away from the materiality of art as such. Over the past twenty years Sara has gained a reputation for multifaceted, carefully constructed and focused works, which lie on the boundaries of the political and the personal. Despite their strong conceptual and critical basis, her works are equally infused with intuition and sensitivity and there is an emphasis on balancing these elements with the visual. Through her works Sara attempts to stir our sense of our surroundings in a simple but effective manner.
The event takes place in Icelandic.
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