Artist Talk: Jæja
Artist Guðjón Ketilsson will give a gallery talk about the exhibition Jæja at Kjarvalsstaðir on Sunday, 27. November at 14h00.
The talk will be in Icelandic.
At the mid-career retrospective Jæja of Ketilsson, one can expect to see sculptures composed of found furniture that he has treated in his own unique way, refined wooden sculptures that resemble obsolete objects in a folk museum, high-precision drawings of buildings in Norðurmýri (a neighborhood in Reykjavík), a collection of detritus he has collected in his walks and arranged in one piece, and clothing - all kinds of clothing carved in wood, such as shoes, loincloths and hats.
Guðjón Ketilsson is the sixth artist selected to participate in the Reykjavík Art Museum's exhibition series at Kjarvalsstaðir, where the careers of key figures in Icelandic art life are reviewed. Each of them is chosen with regard to their unique contribution and specialization in their field, both in terms of media, methods and subject matter. The status check is done through the display of key works from different periods in the artist’s career, in the West Gallery at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir, and through the publication of an exhibition catalog which reflects on the work in the context of art history and the present. Curator of the exhibition is Markús Þór Andrésson.