Hottest Day of the Year

Video, 10:23
Voice: Anna Dúna Halldórsdóttir

Watching from above. Similar to a drone, or Google Maps perhaps.
Through the lens of a camera, 3D scanning and navigating, a real–but–not–really documentation takes place of picnic setups on the hottest day of the year.

Part of the group exhibition Everything at the Same Time
curated by Andrea Arnarsdóttir and Starkaður Sigurðarson.
Hafnarborg, 2019.

The idea behind Hafnarborg’s autumn exhibition, Everything at the Same Time, is to look at how young artists take on and confront the freedom in contemporary visual arts. How it is possible to extract meaning from art that can and may be anything at all, a painting, a child’s toy, papier mâché, a movement, an idea, opera, plaster. On exhibit, will be works of different media, from oil painting to performances, in an effort to unite the scattered notions found in contemporary art.
The aim of the exhibition is not to show a section or an overview of how art is today, but to explore how artists, faced with this freedom, form from it meaning. How art can take any shape, while still speaking the same language. How an oil painting on the wall in someone’s home is the same art, a part of the same history of art, as mushrooms made to grow in a bright, white exhibition space. How art – and art history – is a compressed thing, where everything exists at the same time.

The participating artists are Auður Lóa Guðnadóttir, Baldvin Einarsson, Bára Bjarnadóttir, Rúnar Örn Marinósson, Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir, Steingrímur Gauti Ingólfsson and Valgerður Sigurðardóttir

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