Artist talk: Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir
Steinunn Þórarinnsdóttir will talk about her work Trophies, which was installed on the roof of Arnarhvoll at Ingólfsstræti in Reykjavík. The project is a collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum and sponsored by the Reykjavík Municipal Treasury.
Artist Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir has created numerous works for public spaces in Iceland and abroad and outdoor art has always been a large part of her artistic endeavours. The work in question consists of eleven aluminium cast figures which she created between 2015 and 2017 – originally meant for the Museum of Military History in Dresden.
The work, titled Trophies, was installed on the museum building in Dresden, formerly the armoury of the German army. The building had previously been decorated with military figures but they were stolen during the war in 1943 and have never been found, in spite of extensive searching.