Upcoming 28.Oct.2020 – 22.Nov.2020
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
ATT: In light of recent development regarding Covid-19 the opening of the MA Fine Art graduation exhibition has been postponed until further notice. The exhibition is already installed and we hope to be able to open up as soon as possible.
The IUA’s MA Fine Art graduation exhibition of 2020 opens in the Living Art Museum on Saturday the 10th of October and is titled 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 with regards to Covid-19 there will not be a formal opening, but the exhibition will be open from Saturday 10.10.20 at the usual opening hours of the Living Art Museum. 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.