Exhibitions

SCULPTURE / SCULPTURE: EVA ÍSLEIFSDÓTTIR & SINDRI LEIFSSON

SCULPTURE / SCULPTURE is a series of exhibitions whose aim is to explore the place of sculpture as a medium in Icelandic contemporary art. The emphasis is upon providing greater insight into the focus of each artist, as each of them embarks upon a dialogue between the medium and history on his/her own terms.

                "Questions about the image of the artist and the work of art are at play in Eva Ísleifsdóttir's art. The everyday and social criticism are recurrent themes in her work. She engages directly with the tactile skills and crafts of making the art, but her works may sometimes resemble poorly made replicas or props rather than the exalted aesthetics of the artist's sculpture. 
Simple symbols and the handling of the material are recurrent themes in Sindri Leifsson's art, where social criticism is often at work. The exhibition at Gerðarsafn stretches out beyond the gallery space: ambiguous objects take up temporary residence in the nearby environment, to draw attention to city planning and our behaviour in space." says Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir, Gerðarsafn's artistic director.

Eva Ísleifsdóttir was born in Reykjavik in 1982. Since 2015 she has been living and working in Reykjavík and Athens, Greece. In 2010 she completed her MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, and a BA from the Iceland Academy of Arts in 2008. Eva has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions in Iceland and abroad. She has also made her mark on the Icelandic artworld, she has worked at and been a board member of The Living Art Museum, initiated the exhibition project Staðir / Places in the Westfjords along with Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir and held performance events with the participation of various artists. Currently Eva resides in Athens where she runs the exhibition and project space A-DASH. www.evaisleifsdottir.com

Sindri Leifsson was born in Reykjavik in 1988. He graduated with an MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden in 2013, following his BA from the Iceland Academy of Arts in 2011. Sindri has exhibited his work widely, among others in the group exhibitions Hringrás, Berg Contemporary, 2016; #KOMASVO, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, 2015, Reykjavik Stories - QUARTAIR, Den Haag; Embracing Impermanence, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, 2011 og solo exhibitions both in Iceland and abroad: Exi(t), Verkstad, rum för konst, Norrköping, Sweden, 2015; Sawyer, Kunstschlager, Reykjavík, 2014; The Oracle, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2013. www.sindrileifsson.com

Exhibition texts are written by Halla Þórlaug Óskardóttir and Kristján Guðjónsson. Halla Þórlaug is an artist and writer who has published poems, short stories and a radio play. Halla Þórlaug has recently become host of the culture radio programme Víðsjá at RÚV. Kristján er philosopher, journalist and cultural critic that covers culture at DV news outlet.






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