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NO GLOBAL TOUR

Performances: 16th – 19th of January 2012 (Reykjavik)

For the last few years, the Spanish “controversial” artist, Santiago Sierra has moved a site and situation specific work from country to country. The project NO Global tour refers to a sculpture, shaped as the word “NO” spelled in an Arial typeface, weighed half a ton, and measured about 5.10 feet high by 13.12 feet long.

Sierra chose the word NO, a negation that could travel around the world and become the monumental leading character in a road movie. In February 2011 the NO, Global tour film was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The NO sculpture outside the Parliament of Iceland

Photo taken from visir.is

The NO Global Tour has travelled to; Lucca, Berlin, Milan, Bernburg, Toronto, Hamilton, Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Brussels, London, New York, Miami Beach, Livorno, Genoa, Monte-Carlo, Marseille, Montpellier, Lourdes, Madrid, Washington, Salamanca, Carrara, Nagoya (Japan) and Katowice (Poland).

Now, it´s possible to spot this globe trot sculpture in Reykjavik!

An exhibition by Santiago Sierra will be launched at Hafnarhúsið next Friday. The Spanish rebel chose the 20th of January to open his exhibition in Iceland, but on this particular day — three years ago — the largest demonstration in the nation history broke out, outside the parliament.

Date: 16th – 19th of January 2012

Artist: Santiago Sierra

Places: Performance held around Reykjavik in relation to Santiago Sierra’s exhibition at Hafnarhús.

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TOP TEN ART EVENTS OF 2011

Highlights of the year

The first year of Konsthopp has been challenging, exciting and certainly eventful. Over the last couple of months we have visit over two hundred art exhibitions in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and U.K. These exhibitions have been in three descriptive words; wicked, weird and wild. The list below, our highlights of the passing year, includes the three w — and everything in between.

We are already turning our eyes to 2012 and looking forward to it.

Dear readers, thank you for your trusty support and happy new year!

/Írena & Ingunn

#1 Suitable Suits

(Elin Eng; Galleri KG52)

#2 Dreams of Salikon

(Lindalovisa Fernqvist; Meeting ROOM)

#3 Lord of the castle itch yes

(Leif Holmstrand; CHRYSTAL)

#4 De gamla grekiskorna

(Christian Sandell; ID:I galleri)

#5 Back and Forth

(Gatëan Rusquet; ANTI Festival)

#6 Dance Drawings

(Meghann Snow; Young Art)

#7 Devoured

(Johnny Boy Eriksson; Wetterling gallery)

#8 Pure Evil

(Pure Evil; The Scarlett Gallery)

#9 Help Young Worlds

(Ad de Jong; Gallery 1857)

#10 Again words will pass through our bodies, above our heads

(Jenny Grönvall; Studio 44)

Photographs by Konsthopp

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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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”THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE ANTI”

On-going: 20th of May – 5th of June 2011, Candyland (Stockholm)

Photograph by Konsthopp

The Berlin-based urban artist EMESS is now running a colourful exhibition at Candyland. The famous personalities of money, production, time, freedom and market are the artist main subject but his work are usually motivated by political questions. With a sense of humor and courage, EMESS draws attention to social and urban changes around the globe.

Alvaro Campo, the curator of the exhibition wrote:

EMESS sees no difference between the street or the gallery space, his work is designed to reach an audience and adapts itself to the situation.

The artist’s range of media goes from sculptural objects or large scale murals to woodcuts and delicate prints.
From our point of view; his work seem to be touched by constructivism, pop-art and Dada.

LAST CHANCE! We recommend everyone to take a stroll around Södermalm this weekend and check out EMESS unique exhibition at Candyland. The exhibition is running until next Sunday.

Date: 20th of May – 5th of June 2011

Artist: EMESS

Place: Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm

Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00

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