11. October 2020 - 15:00

Ragnheiður Maísól Sturludóttir: Air - POSTPONED

Ragnheiður Maísól Sturludóttir: Air
Event location: 
Hagamelur 41-45

The event has been postponed due to ban on gatherings.

“My neighbour regularly airs her sheets, blankets and duvets. I watch her out the window while I do the dishes. Actually, we are doing the same thing; rinsing and resetting. Getting rid of old energy to make room for a new one. However, her actions are more impressive than mine. She dusts the sheets off the balcony and for a moment, this mundane activity transforms into a magnificent spectacle which makes me lose track of time while washing the dishes.” 
The performance, Air, will take place on a balcony in an apartment building. It addresses the multiplicity of the moment, when people see a sheet blowing in the wind and the person who is swinging it. 
Ragnheiður Maísól Sturludóttir (b. 1983) works on the border between fine art and stage art. Her work and research focus on human behavior and the everyday’s aesthetics. Ragnheiður Maísól graduated with a BA in fine art from The Iceland University of the Arts in 2013 and now studies postgrad folkloristics at The University of Iceland. She is a founding member of the IYFAC art group. 

This autumn, Reykjavík Art Museum for the second time holds a group exhibition of new art in public spaces. The works of eight artists appear in a diverse and novel fashion around the city and in the communal spaces modern technology has to offer. This includes performances, interventions and various happenings which echo the communal space, the public domain, streets, squares and buildings which we share. Mostly, these works are created in intangible media; the Autumn Bulbs take root around the city and appear in unexpected circumstances. The subject matters of the eight participating artists vary but they all have in common that they illuminate or ask questions about the daily life of locals and visitors in the city. They revolve around the line between private and public space, ownership and freedom as well as getting people to stop, look around and gain a new perception of their environment. Inevitably, the works incorporate the societal changes which have taken place this year, regarding daily interaction and habits in epidemic times. Some of the works will only be performed once but others have a longer or more frequent existence. The programme can be found in an accompanying catalogue, on the museum’s social media and its activity calendar. 

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