Morning Meeting with Hrafnkell Sigurðsson
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. 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.
Morning Meeting guest in January is artist Hrafnkell Sigurðsson who was recently selected from over 50 applicants to participate in BILLBOARD COMMERCIAL BREAK. Throughout the period 1-5. January 2022 Hrafnkell‘s work will be screened on over 350 Billboard screens throughout the city of Reykjavík. The project is intended to illuminate the short day and give residents the opportunity to enjoy art throughout the city. Billboard, Y gallery and Reykjavík Art Museum collaborated on the exhibition project and the work will be donated to Reykjavík Art Museum's collection after the exhibition. At the same time, the aim is for the work to remain visible in public spaces in the city after the exhibition period.
In Icelandic. Free participation.
Hrafnkell Sigurðsson (b. 1963) was born in Reykjavík, where he commenced his studies before proceeding in Maastricht, before moving to London in 1993. He completed his MFA at Goldsmiths College in 2002 before returning to Reykjavík in 2004. In 2007 Hrafnkell Sigurðsson received the prestigious Icelandic Visual Art Award. Since 1990 photography has been Hrafnkell Sigurðsson’s principal means, although his oeuvre comprises a variety of other media, including video, sculpture and installation. Broadly Hrafnkell’s art deals with the shock of contrasts, between nature and culture, harsh nature and refined culture, human nature and inhuman culture, where symmetry and order confronts sublime, disorderly environment with its threatening inventions of virulent, non-disposable waste. His aesthetic vision deals with the ultimate questions of survival where devastation is often wrapped in irresistible beauty.