Posts Tagged ‘Iceland’

Spotlight: N-o-nS…e;nSI/c::::a_L

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some of the many arts publications that we respect, and this week we’re devoting our attention to N-o-nS…e;nSI/c::::a_L. Co-founder Vivian Sming notes, “Icelandic activist, writer, and artist Snorri Páll Jónsson Úlfhildarson builds his text, ‘LAUGHING STONES: Ownlogical Situations,’ around the contested analysis of one of Iceland’s most illustrious poems, ‘The Time and the Water,’ by modernist poet Steinn Steinarr. Úlfhildarson hooks[…..]

D30 Ragnar Þórisson: Human Disguise at Reykjavík Art Museum

Ragnar Þórisson. Untitled, 2017; oil on canvas; 200 x 170 cm. Courtesy of Reykjavík Art Museum.

The Reykjavík Art Museum’s Gallery-D is dedicated to showcasing the work of Icelandic artists who have never mounted a solo exhibition in any of the country’s major museums. D30 Ragnar Þórisson: Human Disguise, the 30th iteration of the series, presents Ragnar Þórisson’s body of psychologically evocative paintings that blur the lines between human experience and myth. These paintings portray states of mind and being with[…..]

Marion Belanger: Rift/Fault – Landscape Photographs of the North American Continental Plate at Haverford College

Marion Belanger. Rift #51 (Geothermal pipes alongside a road at Hengill, Iceland), 2011; Fault #26 (North Shore, Salton Sea, CA), 2012; archival pigment print; 18.5 x 14.8 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Atrium Gallery, Haverford College.

Northward light fills the gallery upon entering Marion Belanger’s exhibition Rift/Fault. The exhibition, currently on view at Haverford College, contains roughly two dozen pairings of photographs drawn from Belanger’s decade-long investigation into the geography and geology of an unseen tectonic boundary: the North American Continental Plate. Along the edges of the plate lies the Mid-Atlantic Rift in Iceland, bisecting and pulling the small nation apart, and[…..]

Perpetuum Mobile

Monika Fryčová’s show Perpetuum Mobile at the Kling og Bang Gallery propositions that the relationship between the visible and invisible is constantly in motion and ephemeral. Locked behind the socialist borders in then-Czechoslovakia, stories of local culture were the only narratives that Fryčová heard. Like many artists who were restless for new physical activity and renewed visions after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Fryčová[…..]

Scarlett Hooft Graafland / Soft Horizons

Performance, installation, and a camera. It is on a rare occasion that I attend an exhibition and struggle to walk away from what is hanging on the walls, even with the allure of many excellent pubs outside. Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s Soft Horizons at the beautiful location of the Museum Huis Voor Fotografie Marseille in Amsterdam, stopped me in my tracks with a rich array of[…..]