The Icelandic Love Corporation
Asmundur Asmundsson, Steingrimur Eyfjord, Gabriela Fridriksdottir, The Icelandic Love Corporation, Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir, Haraldur Jonsson, Libia Perez and Olafur Olafsson, Poni, Hrafnkell Sigurdsson and Magnus Sigurdarson
Scandinavian art has become quite popular in the last decade. Apart from Olafur Eliasson (of whom work could be seen during "Aubette", MDD 2001), the Icelandic art scene did not get the attention, it deserved even though it's energy and originality are quite stunning.
Typical for the Icelandic art scene is, that many artists go abroad for education and more possibilities to show their work. At the same time, they keep a strong bond with their home country where artists initiatives like the Living Art Museum, Gallery Hjlemmur or the recent Kling and Bang alongside museums like Árátta or the Harbour Museum form an important base in Reykjavik.
"IJS/ICE" focuses on some young Icelandic artists both living in Iceland and abroad which are given the possibility of showing a larger body of work in separate sections.
The show will be accompanied by a program of performances, dance and music and therefore will act as a kind of summer festival on young Icelandic contemporary art. The idea is to put this program together in collaboration with the participating artists. Another typical feature of contemporary Icelandic art is the fact, that artists tend to be involved in several disciplines that make for unexpected and very stimulating connections.
Curator: Edith Doove
Exhibition: July 7 - September 19, 2004
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1 - 5 pm
Sat-Sun and holidays 11 am - 5 pm
MDD - Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens