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On Common Ground interview with Lukas Bury, Ragga Lára Weisshappel and Gudrita Lape.

Read more (In Icelandic): https://www.frettabladid.is/frettir/saman-sameiginlegri-jord/


Article on On Common Ground on Icelandic Art Center website

Read it here: https://icelandicartcenter.is/on-common-ground-a-polyphonic-exhibition-on-childs-play-memory-and-migration/

On Common Ground opens Saturday, September 5 at 4pm at Hlöðuloftið in Korpúlfsstaðir and will be open until 4th of October, 2020.

Thursday & Friday from 4pm - 8pm, Saturday & Sunday from 2pm - 6pm.

In this intercultural exhibition, artists, academics, locals and immigrants come together to explore the idea of a common ground and the question Where is home? Participants include people born and raised in Iceland as well as new Icelanders from Lithuania and Poland. Working across languages and cultures, they each bring their experience and knowledge to the table, creating diverse works and installations in an exhibition that presents a variety of different connections and viewpoints.

The idea of home is a political, cultural, ecological, anthropological and geographic question in our ever-shrinking, globalized world. The increased flow between regions of people and data is reshaping the world, regardless of borders and nationalities, and raising urgent questions about the unequal distribution of wealth, natural resources and quality of life.

Where is home? Is it where we live, where we were born, where we feel a sense of belonging and community? What is home to the homeless, to those who have been forced to flee?

Interview about Skar-E-Lei headdresses and how they came to be

Read more (In Icelandic): https://www.frettabladid.is/lifid/af-hverju-ertu-med-slaedu/

Com'on

On Saturday 6th of June the show COM’ON opens at the SÍM hall at Hafnarstræti 16. The exhibition is the first part of the show COMMON GROUND.

In this intercultural exhibition, artists, academics, locals and immigrants come together to explore the idea of a common ground and the question Where is home? Participants include people born and raised in Iceland as well as new Icelanders from Lithuania and Poland. Working across languages and cultures, they each bring their experience and knowledge to the table, creating diverse works and installations in an exhibition that presents a variety of different connections and viewpoints.

The idea of home is a political, cultural, ecological, anthropological and geographic question in our ever-shrinking, globalized world. The increased flow between regions of people and data is reshaping the world, regardless of borders and nationalities, and raising urgent questions about the unequal distribution of wealth, natural resources and quality of life.

Where is home? Is it where we live, where we were born, where we feel a sense of belonging and community? What is home to the homeless, to those who have been forced to flee?

Artists:

Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir

Anna Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir

Arvydas Zi

Eygló Harðardóttir

Gudrita Lape

Jóhannes Atli Hinriksson

Kai Dobrowolska

Kristín Reynisdóttir

Lukas Bury

Pétur Magnússon

Ragnhildur Lára Weisshappel

Seweryn Chwała

Wiola Ujazdowska

Academics:

Anja Wojtynska, anthropologist

Justas Kazys, ecologist

Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir, philosopher

Curator:

Pari Stave, art historian

Project managers:

Anna Eyjólfs

Ragnhildur Stefánsdóttir

Yfirtaka / Takeover

Participated in this simple yet powerful choreographed performance by Anna Kolfinna Kuran in Iðnó as a part of Reykjavik Dance Festival 2019.

More info: Stage.is


°Guided Meditation under the Influence of the Moon God°

13th of October, 2019 13:00 - 18:30

Sequences IX - Off-Venue

FLÆÐI, Grettisgata 3, 101 Reykjavík

Audio installation and a serious chill lounge

Guests and passersby are invited to experience a guided meditation and transcend into their inner softer beings while listening to a guided meditation by the artist throughout the afternoon. As relaxing as is sounds, there is a darker side to it. Gudrita has been somewhat possessed most of her life by what many acquaintances would call "oh, she's such an artistic soul" but ancient Greeks would have thought that she had offended the Moon Goddess and was being punished. Nowadays it is called epilepsy and is said to be curable, however, the side-effects are numerous and certainly do not help if one is a creative person. Gudrita graduated from Iceland University of Arts in 2012 half a year later after a tonic-clonic seizure which literally hit hard. A few stitches on the forehead, a pack of pills and a walk into the brain-fog began. Is questioning the point of creative and quotidian choices better than a voice in your head telling you what to do? This and more you are invited to discuss over a cup of herbal teas with the artist after the meditation.

The current reincarnation of the artist Gudrita Lape (1990) has been a fatalistic nomad since the time in her mother's womb and it inevitably plays a major role in her way of creating. Recycled, nostalgic or tactile objects and fabrics are her intuitive comrades in the art world where she creates mobile installations and performances. However, in the current creation, Gudrita challenges the audience to see a part of her world with one's eyes closed.