Morning Meeting with Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir
Reykjavik Art Museum is launching a new monthly events program titled Morning Meetings that takes place the first Wednesday at 9 am. each month. Topic and discussions are set to take on a broad range of art and art related issues, relating to and moderated by the guest host. In Icelandic.
Free participation. Registration necessary HERE
The event is open to the public but artists, students, specialists and others interested are encouraged to attend and actively take part in the event.
The first guest at the Morning Meeting is artist Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir. She is one of fourteen local artists that exhibits her works at Iðavöllur: Icelandic Art in the 21st Century. Hildigunnur uses her ability to inject poetic dialogue into seemingly mundane objects as the basis of her practice. Her experimental method of working draws on naïve interfaces or behaviors like play or the prank, to navigate complex themes. Through simple transformations, Hildigunnur recontextualizes everyday things such as office supplies, food packaging, and household items into a fully realized exhibition. By doing this, her works reveal shortcomings, idiosyncrasies and remote issues that can be found in the overlap between ideals and human systems of understanding. These intrusions are not only welcome but fundamental to Hildigunnur’s work, situating us, unexpectedly, at the centre of our universe.
Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (b. 1980) graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts (now Iceland University of the Arts) in 2003. Her works have been shown at the Reykjavík Art Museum, Kling & Bang, The Living Art Museum, Annaellegallery and i8 Gallery. Hildigunnur took part in the biannual Staðir/Places in the southern west-fjords of Iceland in 2018. She has been a board member of the Living Art Museum and has served as the director of Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art. Hildigunnur is a founding member of the artist-led space Open.