Artists on artists: Einar Falur Ingólfsson
The talk is in Icelandic.
On the occasion of Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION, the Reykjavík Art Museum has approached few artists to walk with visitors through the exhibition and examine artworks and the exhibition through the artists point of view.
The British artist duo Gilbert & George is made up of two men who together form a creative force. For over five decades, they have created unique works where daily life and art merge. These world-renowned artists have shaped contemporary art, and they are known for paving the way for performance art and approaching their private life like an artwork. They have challenged prevailing, bourgeois ideas of taste and decorum, and also advanced the changing of attitude towards gays and other minority groups.
Einar Falur Ingólfsson (b. 1966) was born in Keflavík but lives and works in Reykjavík. Einar has worked at Morgunblaðið since 1981 as a photographer, journalist, cultural journalist and literary critic, but also worked on his art, photography, in various ways. Einar Falur visited Gilbert & George at Fournierstreet 12 in London this summer and interviewd the coulpe on their lives in these strange times, and their art, which consists mostly of photographs.
Einar is a photographer from the School of Visual Arts in New York but he also holds a BA degree in literature from the University of Iceland. He has held many exhibitions of his work, in Iceland and abroad, has been the curator of photo exhibitions, edited photography books, written books, taught photography courses at various schools and given lectures around the world. For more than a decade, he has worked on several long-term photography projects that have been published in books and exhibited.