Anna Reutinger, Brák Jónsdóttir, Hugo Llanes, Sigurður Ámundason
The exhibition brings together new works by artists Anna Reutinger, Brákar Jónsdóttur, Hugo Llanes and Sigurðar Ámundason. Goodgonebadwrong emerges from a close collaboration between the artists, and takes shape as a kind of a gathering place — the beginning or end of a slightly chaotic conversation where different voices intertwine and ideas take shape in the process. The exhibition takes an (un)pleasant position inside the belly of the great beast and brings forward fictional memories, nature, culture, extinction, soothing self affirmation — and a toast for a world without us!
Anna Reutinger tints social, material and historical moments into colorful tales with many voices. Working with second hand textiles, glass, scrap metal, natural dyes, agricultural byproducts, social encounters and distant histories, she enacts a hands-on approach to research—highlighting craft as seed for social, material and environmental sensitivity. From large-scale installations to performative workshops and film, she invites others into a cave of potentials, hand crafted to pull you belly outwards into the muck of collective imagining. She is a tutor in the Dirty Art Department at the Sandberg Instituut where she also received her M.A. in 2016 after a B.A. in Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities at UCLA in 2013.
Brák Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic visual artist. She earned her BA degree in visual art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2021. Her work explores themes from prehistory to imagined futures, narrating fictional events that breathe life into extinct creatures and otherworldly beings. Bridging gaps of knowledge with imaginative mythologies, she creates totemic installations rooted in sculpture, delving into the tension between the artificial and the natural. Brák's works evoke tenderness, humor, and diverse worlds, where sensuous hypotheses emerge from factual extrapolations. Crafting enigmatic narratives through bizarre ecosystems, she ignites existential questions, inviting audiences to ponder the mysteries of life's ways.
Hugo Llanes is an artist based in Iceland. Has a BA from Universidad Veracruzana and holds a MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland University of the Arts. Hugo Llanes' œuvre depicts the social and political environments in which the artist evolves. In his more recent performances and video installations, the artist puts emphasis on his personal worldview, remembrance, grief and inter-human and inter-species relationships. To depict these, he employs artistic research and mediums such as maintenance art, performance, installation, site-specific, participatory art, video art, and extended painting.
Sigurður Ámundason was born in 1986 and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. He graduated with a BA degree in fine arts at the Iceland Academy of Arts in 2012. Since then he has held eleven solo exhibitions, participated in numerous group shows and performed countless performances. Ámundason uses drawing as his foundation medium but also creates installations, sculptures, video-art, bookwork, photography, theatre and performance art.