Photograph: Kristín Helga Káradóttir
After a wearying and stormy winter the Living Art Museum presents Spring Task, a solo exhibition by Kristín Helga Káradóttir. You are hereby invited to the opening on the 14th of May from 6pm – 8pm. This exhibition is the last in the current series titled Cyclorama as well as part of the 29th Reykjavik Art Festival 2015.
There will be a bus outside of Hverfisgallerí, Hverfisgata 4, on Thursday driving away at 5:45pm with guests to the opening of Spring Task.
Through a dreamy-realistic setting the artist calls upon the beginning of Spring; the tension between the transition of interior and exterior. A longing for better conditions and calmer seasons exhibits itself within the raw manmade construction, far from the elements of nature. The spring task itself evolves around clearing out the remnants of winter, the need for a fresh spirit and clean environment, as the need for building and creating unity is restless.
The exhibition’s grounds and elements are produced in Káradóttir´s personal vision of the Living Art Museum´s surroundings and cultural aspects in Breiðholt, Reykjavik, mixing with Káradóttir´s critical and analytical thinking from an artist’s´point of view. These two poles collide and create an overlap of art forms.
Kristin Helga Káradóttir studied Fine Art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, graduating with a BA degree in 2004 and Master Degree in 2014. During her studies she went on an exchange course at the Art Academy in Copenhagen and Fjon. Kristin Helga has exhibited her work worldwide and taken part in artist residencies abroad. Her work has traveled around the world and been part of exhibitions and video festivals.
The theatrical performance and the body is a powerful medium in Kristín’s works. In her practice she uses video, performance, photographs and installations and she is particularly interested in blurring the borders between these mediums. Kristín uses her own body within the performance but in recent pieces she has teamed up with other performers as could be seen in Kristín´s MA degree piece which was a durational performance called Sigh performed within the museum walls of Gerðar Museum in Kópavogur. Her pieces play on the border of human existence, the translated state of the human being within a particular environment and giving rise to the people, the audience questioning and triggering reaction.
Schedule for the exhibition
Opening – Thu 14th of May at 6pm
Artist Talk – Sat 30th of May at 3pm
Spring Task will run from 14th May – 13th June 2015
The exhibition is curated by Eva Ísleifsdóttir