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HAMSKIPTI

Vernissage: 29th of October 2011, Hafnarborg (Hafnarfjörður)

I want to introduce you to some of Iceland’s most promising artists.
Saga Sig; a London-based fashion photographer (and a world known photo blogger) and Hildur Yeoman; a fashion designer and illustrator. For you who haven´t heard of them, let´s go on a journey — a visual journey filled with dreams and fairy tales.

Photographs by Konsthopp

The young and talented team has been joining forces for the last couple of years, creating mystical and adventurous worlds together. Their previous work includes mixing videos and photographs with illustration and installation, where fashion is usually the focal point.
About their previous collaboration in the acclaimed Garden of Enchantment at Kling & Bang last year, Saga Sig said:
“We combined our forces, my photography and her illustrations to create a magical world where our own tales inspired by greek mythology and russian fairy tales are combined in an icelandic winter wonderland”.
Saga Sig and Hildur Yeoman recently participated in The Nordic Fashion Biennale in Seattle. The highlight of the Biennale was an exhibition, Looking Back to Find our Future, curated by a New York-based Icelandic artist, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir. The show included fashion and jewelry from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway…
… and talking about a highlight, Hamskipti (Metamorphosis) was no ordinary show. The colourful crowd didn´t spoil the eminent ensemble either. And it must be admitted that it was far more fashionable than we are ever used to on “traditional” art openings.
Date: 29th of October – 30th of December 2011
Artists: Saga Sig and Hildur Yeoman
Place: Hanfnarborg, Strandgata 34, Hafnarfjörður

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DO NOT ENJOY ART

The day of none-art: 1st of November 2011 (Reykjavik)

THE FIFTEEN COMMANDMENTS

1. Do not go to museums, design museums or galleries that holds any art works.

2. Do not look at art works, including paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations — whether it is inside or outside.

3. Do not go to concerts.

4. Do not listen to music — either from CD´s, vinyl records, cassettes, digital music players or smart phones (ringtones included).

5. Do not play video games with graphic images.

6. Do not go to dance performances.

7. Do not read novels, poetry or any other text that might be considered literature.

8. Do not go to theaters.

9. Do not watch a film — neither in a cinema, nor in computer, television or at any other screen.

10. If any kind of artwork is displayed on television; f. ex. in the news or in some advertising — you should close your eyes or look away.

11. If you hear music on the television or in the radio — you should turn it down.

12. Do not look at buildings which are designed by architects.

13. Do not watch or walk in gardens which are designed by landscape architects.

14. Do not watch or wear clothing by fashion designers.

15. Do not do anything or enjoy anything that could be interpreted as art or have artistic value, including work of dancers, designers, actors, artists, writers and musicians.

This text is translated by Konsthopp from the Sím homepage (The association of Icelandic visual artists).

Could you live without art?

A society without art is bound to be truly poor.

Photograph by Konsthopp

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FAITHFUL COPY

Closed: 25th of September 2011, RAM gallery (Oslo)

It may sound strange but exhibitions featuring furniture design is usually a rare sight in Nordic art galleries.

Amy Hunting, the product designer behind the project “Faithful copy,” studied in the departement of furniture and room design at Danmarks Designskole. In this exhibition, she displays drawings, objects and handmade furnitures.

Gudrun Eidsvik, the manager director of RAM Gallery, kindly guided us through Amy Hunting’s exhibition. She told us the story behind the drawings hanging on the walls, were the motive was taken from a black & white photography of parents with three children, sitting on a bike. According to Eidsvik, Hunting drew about one picture every day for 50 days. In the end of the series, the spectator can sense the artist´s tiredness with each repetition — as the picture becomes more simple and basic.

Photographs by Konsthopp

Despite young age, Amy Hunting (1984) has established her own studio in London, were she currently lives and examines the disciplines of design, illustration and drawing. Hunting is also the founder and owner of “Norwegian Prototypes,” featuring modern Norwegian design and is a part of the annual “London Design Festival“. 

We are already looking forward to keep an eye on this talent in the future!

Artist: Amy Hunting

Date: 20th of August – 25th of September 2011

Place: RAM Galleri, Kongens Gate 3, Oslo

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11.00 – 17.00 ; Saturday – Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00

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DRABBADE

Vernissage: 20th of May 2011, Studio44 (Stockholm)

Photograph by Konsthopp

In “project rummet”, a smaller exhibition hall at Studio44, there is another exhibition going on by the artist Andréa Hösel. The exhibition is called “Drabbade” and is an installation about furnitures, ink and the state of mind.

“Drawers and handles trying to push themselves out of the skin that is forced upon them; backs and bones plagued by indian ink”.

According to the artist statement the installation resemble individuals that share the same reservation for being exposed; blind for their neighbors and affected by the same misery.

Beautiful installation that leaved us behind with a little bit of something extra.

More photographs from the exhibitions at Studio44 can be seen here

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