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NÚNINGUR / FRICTION

On-going: 14th of April – 13th of May 2012, Listasafn ASÍ (Reykjavik)

The visual art in the city — The city in the visual art

It can be hard to define what is sociopolitical art. But as far as I know  — all art in public sphere have political implication. And since our flavor of this month is sociopolitical art;  it is a must to mention the ongoing project; Núningur (e. Friction).

The project is build upon ideas by couple of artists and scholars and have been under way for a while. Together — the project deliberates about the many-sided connection between visual art and the urban community.

“Veghelgunarsvæði” by Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir

“Heyr mína bæn” by Katrína Mogensen

“Kleine Welten” by Christian Hasucha

Photographs are taken from the project´s Facebook site

Listasafn ASÍ is working as a kind of center for the project but the the work will be published all over Reyakjvík city this year. An ambitious exhibition catalogue have been released and many open symposium are scheduled in relation to the show. So stay tuned!

Date: 14th of April – 13th of May 2012

Artists: Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir, Brynjar Helgason, Christian Hasucha, Elin Wikström, Gunnar J. Árnason, Hjálmar Sveinsson, Hlynur Hallsson, Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson, Ingirafn Steinarsson, Ívar Glói Gunnarsson, Karl Torsten Stallborn, Katrín Eyjólfsdóttir, Katrína Mogensen, Margrét H. Blöndal, Nikulás Stefán Nikulásson, Nína Óskarsdóttir, Páll Haukur Björnsson, Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir, Ragna Sigurðardóttir, Stefán Óli Baldursson, Una Ösp Steingrímsdóttir, Unnar Örn J. Auðarson, Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson, Þröstur Valgarðsson, and Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir

Curators: Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson, Kristinn E. Hrafnsson and Ólafur Gíslason

Place: Listasafn ASÍ,  Freyjugötu 41, Reykjavík

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APRIL ACTIVISM

Flavor of the month: Sociopolitical art

“Liberty is about our right to question everthing” (Ai Wei Wei)

Over almost a year of blogging, we have visited numerous of exhibition touching on sociopolitical issues and interviewed artists who convey political messages through their work — our latest artist talk being a direct example. Other exmaples include interview with Páll Haukur Björnsson and Erla Silfá Þorgrímsdóttir, as well as exhibitions such as; The good, the bad & the anti, The world won’t listen, Memories / In between and Social Cleanup.

Still we wonder — what is sociopolitical art? Isn’t all conceptual art sociopolitical? Is it really possible to define?

This month we are hoping to explore and get some answers!

Below you can see an example of what might be concidered a sociopolitic art. Tips, suggestions and possible answers are of course appreciated. Stay tuned …

“From series of drawings by Nina Hemmingsson (photo taken from google images

Get Rich by Diann Bauer (photograph taken from Paradise Row)

Pharmacy herbs by luzinterruptus (photograph from the artists blog)

Work by Barbara Kruger (photo taken from google images)

Sunflower seeds by Ai Wei Wei (photograph by Konsthopp)

Political street art – Artist unknown (photo by Joshua Rappeneker)


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