Graduation exhibition MA Fine Art 2020
Iceland University of the Arts
Artists: Guðrún Sigurðardóttir, Hugo Llanes, Lukas Bury, Mari Bø, María Sjöfn, Nína Óskarsdóttir, Sabine Fischer, Sísí Ingólfsdóttir
Curator: Hanna Styrmisdóttir
Living Art Museum, Marshallhúsið
The IUA’s MA Fine Art graduation exhibition of 2020 opens to the public in the Living Art Museum on Wednesday October 28 under the heading Forðabúr / Supply. The exhibition showcases the works of Guðrún Sigurðardóttir, Hugo Llanes, Lukas Bury, Mari Bø, María Sjöfn, Nína Óskarsdóttir, Sabine Fischer, and Sísí Ingólfsdóttir. The exhibition, which will be open until Sunday 22nd of November, is also the final event of the IUA’s 2020 graduation festivities that stretch over a period of sex months this time around.
NB in light of the current situation there will be no formal opening. The exhibition will be open during regular opening hours from October 28. Events such as guided tours and artists in conversation will be announced at a later date.
There is a narrative in Supply that can be approached from various angles. It might begin on a lovely Sunday morning in Warsaw seventy-seven years ago. It might also begin at Gunnuhver in Reykjanes, or in the DDR in Germany, on a lime farm in Mexico, an IKEA store somewhere in the world, or in the centre of Reykjavik; three hundred years ago, forty years ago, or right now. Perhaps we’ll trace a thread in a crocheted mould around casts, to a telephone and fake nails; or we travel from micromovements of the body and the Earth to touching and forming, a thing, a home, a story, a work.
In a single exhibition of eight artists lie many threads and even more stories. However, we who create it stand and whatever our angle is, it is the audience who in the end tie it all together.
In Supply we focus on the reserves of knowledge, skill, and methods that are accumulated and constantly replenished through artists’ research and innovation; with practice, repetition, consideration, by making mistakes, and re-examining; collaboration and coordination with others. The supply is both individual and collective and it is sort of synonymous with perseverance.
In their works, the artists use mixed techniques and media, such as painting, book work, 3D printing, ceramic, acoustic images, telephones, rope and tar, photocopying, kinetics and choreography, IKEA units, tree branches and flags.