Debatable Lands: Dialogues from Shared Worlds

11.09.2021 - 09.01.2022


Debatable Lands: Dialogues from Shared Worlds

Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson 2001-2021

A mid-career retrospective of the 20-year collaboration between artists Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson. Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson approach their collective art partnership with an ecological and pluralistic view. In a research-based practice they prompt discussion and thought about our changing world, and our own human role in those changes. Related themes of human and human-othered encounters, habitat and displacement, conservation and postcolonial perspectives continue to be central to their work. 

Internationally recognised, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson actively address specific, socio-environmental situations, where multiple human and non-human interests are in conflict or tension. Many of their projects have arisen from residencies in the Arctic, in Svalbard, Alaska, Iceland and Greenland. Together they have made work in response to multiple sites in Australia, Europe and the USA. Very often in the form of installation, their artwork involves sculptural interventions, found objects and materials, video, sound, drawing, photography and written text. This is the first time such a comprehensive collection of their work will be seen together.

The exhibition is a collaboration with Akureyri Art Museum with an event programme taking place in both museums during the exhibition period.

Curator: Becky Forsythe

The exhibition is supported by the Visual Arts Fund and the Museum Council of Iceland.
Gerðarsafn, Becky Forsythe, Brynja Sveinsdóttir, Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir, Þorgerður Þórhallsdóttir, Logi Leó Gunnarsson, Hrafnkell Guðmundsson, Annahita Asgari, Rollin Hunt, Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir, Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir, Unndór Jónsson, Romain Causel, Nína Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, Terike Haapoja, Mark Dion, Ross Birrell, Náttúrufræðistofa Kópavogs.