18. November 2023 - 16:00

Exhibition Opening — Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir: 0° 0° Null Island

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You are invited to the opening of the exhibition 0° 0° Null Island at Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 18 November at 16h00

Hekla Dögg is the seventh artist chosen to participate in the Reykjavík Art Museum's Kjarvalsstaðir exhibition series, where the career of key figures in Icelandic art is reviewed. Each one of them is selected for their unique contribution and specialization in their field, both in terms of media, methods and subjects. Such a stance takes place in the presentation of key works from different eras in Kjarvalsstaðar's West Gallery and the publication of an exhibition catalog where the artist‘s career is discussed in the context of art history and contemporary theory.

Null Island is an imaginary place in the middle of the waters of the Gulf of Guinea. There, the coordinate system of the globe has its starting point at the point of intersection of the equator and Prime Meridian. The positioning system is the work of humans, just like the calendar, although you might rarely think about it. In her works, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir examines such basic systems and directs the viewers' attention to place and time. She stretches our ideas of "here and now" and uses art as a free and open space where everyone may set their own standards. Her works are a fleeting play between the everyday and the magical, where unexpected transformations invite us to perceive existence in a new light.