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Guided Exhibition Talk | Unnar Örn Auðarson


Unnar Örn Auðarson, an artist, will be a guide for the exhibition Ordinary Places and review the exhibition for visitors.

Unnar Örn graduated in 1999 from the Icelandic School of Art and Handicrafts and completed his postgraduate studies at Malmö University of the Arts in 2003. In his art, Unnar Örn works with narratives and the meaning of history and gives context and new meaning to found material within the framework of visual art. His art is not limited to a specific medium, but his works are always parts or fragments of a larger expedition that takes on the context of the exhibition venue that the work is a part of each time. Books, as well as other printed material, play an important role in the artist’s work.

The photograph is an amazing phenomenon. So amazingly flat, just a dot on paper or screen. Trapped in the second dimension, where both her magic and limitations can be found. Yet it evokes a sense of space and substance. We perceive the image, believe in it. However, there is no truth in the film except that which is created in the mind of the viewer.

The beginning of the exhibition lies in photography, which is explored through works in other media. As if the photograph had stretched too far out of the flatness and transformed into something else.

Here are Ívars Brynjólfsson’s photographs in conversation with the works of Emma Heiðarsdóttir, Haraldur Jónsson, Joe Keys and Tine Bek; art that springs from the human being’s perception of his environment. The artists have in common that they pay the utmost attention to the everyday and bend the ordinary, often just by pointing to it. The works bear witness to the everyday life in which the artist has cut small fragments and filled his pockets to be able to show us the treasures.

The second phase of the exhibition, Ordinary Pictures, will be opened on February 10, where works by Ívar Brynjólfsson, Kristína Sigurðardóttir, Lukas Kindermann, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir and Tine Bek will be shown.

An admission ticket to the museum is valid, free for annual pass holders.

The talk will take place in Icelandic.

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