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Jóhann Eyfells and the Power of Passage, Gallery talk with Þór Elís Pálsson and Ólafur Gíslason at Hafnarhus

Sunday 2nd December at 3 p.m., artist and film maker Þór Elís Pálsson and philosopher Ólafur Gíslason, will participate in an open discussions on the complex philosophy behind the works of Jóhann Eyfells. 

As the title suggests, the exhibition Power of Passage explores the forces of transition. All of the artworks presented involve progression and change. They are the outcome of impersonal and indeterminate processes that the artists use to transform their materials from one state into another. The final forms the works take are unpredictable, as the artists allow the dynamic chemical reactions of the materials to work on their own, largely without interference of the artists’ own hands. The attention is on the progression of the transformation itself. The artworks that we see in the exhibition are manifestations of the processes and they are marked by the time involved.

The artists participating in the exhibition are Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Harpa Árnadóttir, Jóhann Eyfells, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir and Þór Elís Pálsson.

The event takes place in Icelandic.



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