23. September 2021 - 20:00

Artists Talk: Iðavöllur

Artists Talk: Iðavöllur
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Artists talk with Páll Haukur Björnsson who has works in the exhibition Iðavöllur: Icelandic art in the 21st Century. Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir, project manager will also guide guests through the works of Arna Óttarsdóttir.

In Icelandic. Registration is required HERE

The title of the exhibition is Iðavöllur. It is borrowed from Völuspá and occurs twice in the poem. Iðavöllur is the place where the gods meet when the world is constructed and then reassemble at following Ragnarök to build a new world. Hafnarhús takes on the role of such a meeting place, as a location for creative artists in the maelstrom of change at the start of the new millennium. The theme of the exhibition is the creative and transformative power contained in the work of artists and it reflects diverse subjects at a time of technological and social transformation. 

Arna Óttarsdóttir (b. 1986) received her BFA from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2009, and has exhibited regularly in Iceland and abroad, since. Her practice explores traditional methods of the loom, creating elaborate tapestries sourced from quick pen sketches, scribble and doodles. Ultimately Óttarsdóttir is driven by the same idea–the transformation of the mundane and unremarkable into something of significance.

Páll Haukur Björnsson (b. 1981) studied at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and California Institute of the Arts, where he graduated with an MFA in 2013. With a focus on drawing, sculpture and performance, his installations have been shown in Iceland, Europe and the US since 2008. Past exhibitions include loforð um landslag – the field itself & the movement through at BERG Contemporary, The Basin of Truth at Ásmundarsalur, and death of an object at Kling & Bang.

New entrance to Hafnarhús! Enter through the backdoor – from Naustin (between Hafnarhús and Tollhús).

Free entrance with a museum ticket and for holders of Annual Pass/Culture Pass.