Morning Meeting with Lucky 3
Morning Meeting guests in December are Lucky 3, an art collective founded in 2019 by Darren Mark, Dýrfinna Benita Basalan, and Melanie Ubaldo; three Icelandic artists of Filipino origins. Their most recent work was PUTI a performance piece and installation at the 10th Sequences art biennale last October. The work is a social choreography that reflects hyperreality, racial roles and hierarchy by referencing an 8-hour workday.
In Icelandic. Free participation.
Reykjavik Art Museum is hosting 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.
Darren Mark (b. 1993) graduated with a BA degree in Fashion Design from the IUA in 2017. Darren has exhibited at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, Designer’s Nest- Copenhagen Fashion Week and Design March. He mainly works with clothing, from design and artistic aspects where the deconstruction-reconstruction method is applied, sustainability is also an important part of his working methods were discarded or second hand clothes, deadstock materials are thought of and used as a resource alongside new materials for creations.
Dýrfinna Benita Basalan (b. 1992) is also known under her artist name Countess Malaise. She graduated with a BA in Art and Design from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2018 and has been an active artist in multiple disciplines and venues. Dýrfinna is a member of The Blue Collective which is a collective of artists who work exploring contemporary philosophical thematic in an amorphous format. In her painting and drawing, her style often found femme and fantastical and full of fantasy.
Melanie Ubaldo (b. 1992) graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the IUA in 2016 and is currently in the MA Fine Arts program in the IUA. In Melanie’s work, image and text are inextricably linked, where deconstructionist paintings incorporate text with graffiti-like vandalism oftentimes of her own crude experiences of others preconceptions, thus exposing the power of immediate, unreflected judgment. She has taken part in various exhibitions at home and abroad. Her work has since been acquired by the Reykjavik Museum for its permanent collection. A work by Melanie can now been seen at the exhibition Abrakadabra at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús. She recently received a grant from Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Eiríksdóttir art fund.