Huginn Þór Arason and Andrea Maack: Interval
Interval, Maack and Arason’s first collaboration, builds on Maack’s background as a visual artist working with scent and on Arason’s interest in transforming the role of exhibition space. The exhibition takes the form of a period room of an unspecified future, a time whose essence is presented as a collection of fragrances. Developed specifically for the show, these fragrances reflect the artists’ concept of the museum of the future. The scents in turn have guided Maack and Arason in determining the nature of the installation: a sculptural framework that underscores the elusive, atmospheric, and temporal qualities of scent.
Unlike the typical period room, this “period room of the future” is offered not as an authoritative stylistic exemplar but as a highly personal vision of another era. For Maack and Arason, the gallery becomes a stage upon which the audience can encounter the fragrances and the loose series of subjective interpretations contributing to their development and presentation.
The exhibition is a part of the programme of the Reykjavik Arts Festival 2013.