D28 Örn Alexander Ámundason: Some New Works
In Some New Works, Ámundason stages the exhibition with some new pieces. He adds an unconventional, yet genuine account telling viewers about the artworks they see and the ones they might not be seeing. In his statement, Ámundason “wonders if it’s relevant what one presents in an exhibition. And if what is exhibited isn’t relevant, how should one decide what to exhibit and how to exhibit it.”
Ámundason deliberately stages instances with twists by doing actions as common as walking around with a stick, having a conversation, or chewing biscuits. Ámundason captures the nuances of imperfect moments precisely through repetitions in his performative art, and in similar manners he unfolds the vulnerable disposition over and over again with “debris” or “blemish” that is his artwork.
Örn Alexander (b. 1984) graduated from Malmö Art Academy in Sweden (BFA, 2009 and MFA, 2011). Some recent exhibitions include Regarding the Light in RAKE Visningsrom, Norway; Toes/Tær in Verksmiðjan at Hjalteyri, Iceland; Sea of Love in SØ, Denmark; Collaboration Monument in Platform Belfast, N-Ireland; Myndlist minjar in Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland; Play Along, Recast in Lunds Konsthall, Sweden; Trekk in Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum, Norway; The Armory Show in Piers 92&94 New York, USA; and Kreppa in Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Germany. Recent performances include: Bergen International Performance Festival, Norway; Bästa Biennalen, Sweden; Reykjavik Dance Festival, Iceland and ACTS Performance Festival, Denmark.
His latest solo exhibition in Iceland was Crowd Show in The Living Art Museum, 2015. Ámundason received the Swedish Edstrandska grant in 2013.