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Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir: Flatland

The title of the exhibition derives from a book of that name published in 1884, a satirical portrayal of the social hierarchy presented in the language of mathematics and geometry. In her show Sirra Sigrún takes up the theme of the book, applying it to thoughts about the modern world.

The exhibition addresses ideas about the role of information in society, and how it is promulgated and used. Information is manifested in diverse ways, reflecting the conflict between different sets of values. It can be used as a tool for enlightenment, or systematically as a means of oppression.  Information can serve as a force for change, or it can be utilised to maintain the status quo.

In her art Sirra Sigrún works with the observer‘s physical and visual perceptions – the content of her work comprising mostly statistics, scientific theories and research of various kinds.

Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir (b. 1977) studied art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has shown her work widely both in Iceland and abroad.  Sirra Sigrún is one of the founders/owners of the Kling & Bang Gallery in Reykjavík.

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