Þóranna Björnsdóttir: Indications at Crossroads
Þóranna Björnsdóttir is inspired by folktales and myths regarding fate at a crossroads. She collects tales where the world of men and the hidden world meet. This is a performance which takes place at a crossroads in the city centre where passers-by are invited to stop and think about a situation where we face a choice. What does it mean to choose and what are we rejecting when we make our decisions?
Indications at Crossroads is a part of the exhibition Autumn Bulbs which hosted by the Reykjavik Art Museum outside the walls of the museum buildings. It presents a revision of what is often called public art, art in public domain, outdoor art or statues around town. Five artists present new works that appear in diverse and innovative ways throughout Reykjavík and in the common space that contemporary technology offers. These are performances, interventions and happenings of various kinds. Instead of physical sculptures, monuments, or other permanent environmental works, the exhibition Autumn Bulbs focuses on works that are more or less created in intangible media and manifested in the here and now.
Artists in the exhibition include: Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir, Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir, Curver Thoroddsen, Snorri Ásmundsson and Þóranna Björnsdóttir. Please, follow the exhibition schedule on the museum's website, http://artmuseum.is/events, and on social media. The year 2019 is the Year of Public Art at the Reykjavík Art Museum, and the exhibition is part of that context, along with more exhibitions, events and public programming.
The exhibition is supported by the Icelandic Visual Arts Fund.