Höfundur: Erin Honeycutt

Mapping Time both Eternal and Material with Gretar Reynisson

Although possessing a material reality, time exists without needing to be represented nor is its representation necessary in the experience of time. With time-based artwork such as that by Gretar Reynisson, the experience of time is visualized into a form on the minute line between the personal and the universal. The experience of time is given aesthetic effect as ‘the time of art’ itself. It is not comparable to the time of the museum’s opening hours, or the duration of a film, or the time it takes to get from one place to another, although it can contain all...

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They want to murder the patriarchy -Sita Valrún and Bergrún Anna tell us about Murder Magazine

The first edition of Murder Magazine was published in May 2017. The editors/curators are writer/artist collaborators Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir and Síta Valrún. The magazine will have a different theme for each edition which will be published every three months. The theme for the first edition is ‘Body/Invisible’. I asked the creators a few questions about their new artistic platform. Erin: When I Google ‘Murder Magazine Iceland’ the first things that come up are about the death of the young woman in Reykjavík earlier this year. I began to think about her story, walking home from a night out alone,...

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T E X T – Selected text-based works from the collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir opened September 15th and will be on display at Listasafn Íslands until May 14th, 2017. The exhibition is the third in a trilogy curated by Birta Guðjónsdóttir each focusing on a specific medium in Pétur and Ragna’s collection. In 2010, Alternative Eye at Kjarvalstaðir presented photographic works from their collection. The chosen works dealt with concerns surrounding how photographs are being considered in contemporary art and what possible approaches will be pushed in the future. In 2011, DRAWING–Faster and Slower Lines at Listasafn Reykjavíkur...

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The Tragicomedies of Guillaume Bijl

The Politician = a Transformation – Installation by the Belgian artist Guillaume Bijl was on view at Mengi from March 31st to April 1st, 2017. In many ways, Guillaume Bijl (1946) is still a painter, which was his initial focus in the 1960’s, only now he paints still-lives in the three-dimensions of an installation. The Politician is a ‘Transformation-Installation,’ or ‘a reality within non-reality,’ one of the categorizations in which Bijl places his works based on their function within the context of the exhibition space. In The Politician, the exhibition space is transformed into a hall introducing a new...

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The Alchemy of Color- Jeanine Cohen at Hverfisgallerí

The Space Between by the Belgian artist Jeanine Cohen is now on view at Hverfisgallerí from March 17th to April 29th. Jeanine Cohen (1951- ) is foremost a painter. In her work, she carries the painting tradition into an architectural frontier in which the exhibition space takes part in the referencing of a frame. At Hverfisgallerí, Cohen presents two new series, Diagonal and Angles, in which she continues exploring the ways in which a frame can be referenced without a canvas, revolving around the parameters of paint application, color and light interaction, and the expansion of the pictorial surface....

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