Book publication ´Feral Attraction. The Museum of Ghost Ruminants´about artist duo Snaebjornsdottir/Wilson artistic research work on the Talkni sheep has been published with an article by Hulda about their work methods titled ‘Becoming Sheep’.
With an article about Hulda’s work written by Hajo Schiff. Published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien.
Multis is founded and run by Óskarsdóttir and Spanó
Multis is a project presented by Óskarsdóttir & Spanó which are Helga Óskarsdóttir and Ásdís Spanó. They have invited four artists to do signed and numbered art editions that will be sold on multis.is webpage. The artist that Multis is presenting at this time are all renowned contemporary artists that work internationally.
Size: H: 2,5 B:10,5 L: 10,5 cm
Material: Patinated bronze
Cast: Sand-casting by F. Herweg, Berlin.
Limited Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
‘Hooked’ is a bronze wall sculpture born as a gesture of the artist long-term research project Keep Frozen. It is a bronze cast of a hook used by dockworkers to hook into the straps of heavy cargo boxes when unloading factory freezer trawlers.
Krókurinn er brons veggskúlptúr sem varð til sem bending í langtíma listrannsóknarverkefni listamannsins Keep Frozen. Hann er bronsafsteypa af krók sem löndunarmenn nota til að krækja í ströppin á þungum kössum þegar þeir afferma frystitogara.
Today Saturday the 18th of May the collaboration with 6x6project became official. 6x6 is founded and run by artist Mirelle Borra and the site is curated by artist nominating other artists. Two works are for sale on the website: ‘Material Puffin’ from 2014 and ‘Keep Frozen part zero’ from 2013.
6×6 project is an artist-run online platform dedicated to the distribution and promotion of artists’ works in digital form.
From the Award Ceremony at the Reykjavik Art museum but the museum supervises the award that was founded some 20 years ago by Erro in memory of his aunt Gudmunda Kristjansdóttir. This was the 20th time the Gudmunda prize was awarded.
On the picture left is the founder Erró, in the middle the awardee and to the right Dagur B. Eggertsson mayor of Reykjavik city that handed out the award together with Erro. On the picture are missing Ólöf Sigurdadótttir, director of Reykjavik Art Museum, Harpa Thorsdottir, the director of the National Gallery of Iceland and Hlynur Hallsson the director of the Akureyri Art Museum that together make the jury of the award.
Mixed-media installation on two floors 17.01 - 10.02.2019
The exhibition was held in collaboration with Cycle Music and Art Festival (Guðný Guðmundsdóttir art director, Sara Öldudóttir researcher and Jonatan Habib Engqvist curator) and curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist. New music piece was composed by artist Joseph Marzolla and scholar Ann-Sofie Gremaud held a seminar in connection to the exhibition together with the artist and art director Guðný Guðmundsdóttir.
‘All is Full of Love’ investigates the role of colonial relations in identity formation and their conditional effects through recent, past and current predicaments. Connecting the three most important industries in Icelandic modern times: fish, tourism and art Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir positions herself as the evolving figure of the- artist-as-puffn while underlining the manual labour that prevails, in spite of shifting class structures. - Jonatan Habib Engqvist
The Danish scholar Ann-Sofe Gremaud has claimed that Iceland could be perceived as a crypto-colonyi as a means of understanding an underlying condition of Icelandic society: The centuries of Danish rule and a widespread negligence of its actual consequences - including the continuation of power structures that have favoured the few over the many - have had a lasting impact on Icelandic society. Additionally, the fxation on “norientalist” stereotypes can be viewed as a process of European-colonial reciprocal identity formation. As Hegel has explained, identity processes rely heavily on mutual confrmation: The centre needs to defne a periphery (an “other”) in order to defne itself. Iceland has certainly played a vital role as “the other place”, where explosive natural power has been juxtaposed to the long history of European culture. Historical colonial association with the natural state has for instance led to Icelanders being perceived as more original, authentic, unspoiled or even uncivilised and barbaric. Reactions to that perception have sometimes included its rejection, whilst at others, embraced it and so been complicit in self-exoticisation.
All is Full of Love surveys contemporary manifestations of crypto-colonial patterns by focusing on the obvious, massive growth of the tourist industry on the one hand, and the less visible but imperative fsh industry on the other. These manifestations become a means of discussing gentrifcation processes currently taking place in Iceland utilising a triangulation between fsh, tourism and art. At the same time, they are tightly linked to developments on a global scale due to the expansion and reach of capitalism and the neo-liberalisation of the the principles of the welfare state. In this way, it is both the story of ‘an other’ and relatable to the wider context of socio-political and ecological unrest in the world today. - Jonatan Habib Engqvist
Dec 15th to 22nd 2018
Group exhibition as part of Serendipity Art Festival. Artists: Andrew Ananda Voogel, Bharathesh GD, Eisa Jocson, Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir, Shadi Habib Allah, Zen Marie. The exhibition was just one part of the extensive festival. See Serendipity Art Festival 2018
Curated by Eva Riebová. Artists: Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir, Máret Ánne Sara and Jaanus Samma. The exhibition is open until the 27th of Jan. ‘19.
Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist for Cycle Music and Art Festival.
Exhibition is open until Jan 06 ‘19.
Artists participating: Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Magnus Sigurdarson, Melanie Ubaldo, Sara Kramer, Slavs and Tatars, Lap-See Lam & Wingyee Wu, Pinar Öğrenci, Meriç Algün, Þráinn Hjálmarsson, Brynjar Sigurðarson and Veronika Sedlmair, Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir, Hulda Rós Gudnadottir, Björk Viggósdóttir, Julie Edel Hardenberg, Julius von Bismarck + Julian Charrière, Unnar Örn
Showed video clips and digital photography from the research material of S-I—L-I-C-A: an art practice as research project in the beginning face.
October 23rd 2018 9 - 11 pm
@ Studio Olafur Eliason Kitchen, Marshall house, Reykjavik
Screening of Keep Frozen as part of Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen pop-up program in the Marshall house. Curator Christina Werner of Institut für Raumexperimente. The event was held in collaboration with Cycle Art and Music Festival as a pre-event of the 2018 festival. Screening followed by conversation between the artist and Cycle curators Jonatan Habib-Engqvist and Gudný Gudmundsdóttir.
October 21st 2018 7 - 9pm
@ Denkerei, Oranienplatz 2, Berlin
A conversation with the head of the nbk video forum Kathrin Becker. Part of a three day program ‘Essayfilm - sichtbares Denken’ Oct 19 - 21 conceived by Heiner Mühlenbrock and Cecilia Valenti.
Kathrin Becker talks with Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir about her artistic practice at the intersection of fiction and reality, film and visual art, essay and document. This raises the question: Does the essay film find its place more and more in the art world?
About the event on the Icelandic Art Center blog
Michael Temple (director of The Essay film festival, London), Ben Gibson (director of the German Film and TV Academy), Ralph Eue (programme director of DOK Leipzig), Kathrin Becker (director of Neue Berliner Kunstverein video archive), Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir (artist), Klaus Theweleit (theorist), Jean-Luc Godard (filmmaker), Sven Kramer (theorist), Martina Zöllner (programme director of ‘Doku und Fiktion’ at rbb, Radio&TV of Berlin/Brandenburg), Wilfried Reichart (film critic), Frédéric Jaeger (film critic), Michaela Ott (theorist), Nora M. Alter (theorist), Dónal Foreman (filmmaker), Bazon Brock (artist), Cecilia Valenti (curator at the Arsenale film institute, Berlin), Heiner Mühlenbrock (filmmaker) and Anke Sternborg (film critic).
Created a LARP character for the kickoff event of LARP: DEEP NATION on the 9th of August 2018.
In the framework of the exhibition ‘Is It A Game?’ running 11. August - 26. August 2018 at Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin. 'What happens in a game when a large number of players go offline? An apocalypse begins to reign hard on those left alive. Seething knowledge, forking tools, or enabling revelations, the lost forms start to mutate for a better life. Fanboys of the past raise their heads alongside those who choose to listen first and laugh later. This life, world, sandbox, illusion is what Deep Nation is…a moment of pyscho-realness in a landscape that may never come. Omsk Social Club will create a one-time larp/role play game for Kreuzberg Pavilion inside a Tracey Snelling installation, including games by Robin Baumgarten. Alongside artist-designed characters, from Maya Ben David, Naomi Bisley, Olga Mikh Fedorova, Ed Fornieles, Isabella Fürnkäs, Else Gabriel, Grete Gabriel, Hulda Ros Gudnadottir, Tarren Johnson, Julian-Jakob Kneer, Tom Kobialka and Farkhondeh Shahroudi, there will also be 20 unique roles which are open to the public.'
30.06 - 25.06.2018 Keep Frozen was shown as a solo screening at the Berlinische Galerie - Museum of Modern Art - in Berlin, Germany. Curator Anne Bitterwolf.
≥≥≥ May 26th 15:00 - 22:00
One day group exhibition “Cryptopian States” at the private residency of the ambassador of Iceland in Berlin at Trabenerstrasse 68, 14 193 Berlin. Part of Cycle Music and Art Festival curated by Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Jonatan Habib-Engqvist and Sara Oldudottir.
The artist connects the Icelandic fishing industry to the biblical saga of the golden calf. Ships have been essential to the race and scramble for resources that underpins the whole colonial saga. Access to wealth further forms the foundations for self-sufficiency and alleviation of poverty. After a glorious age of nautical exploration during the time of the Icelandic settlers, the period under Danish rule rendered the nation nautically inept. Impoverished Icelanders watched from their rowing boats how European ships extracted massive amounts of Cod and other fish on the basis of fishing rights that were sold off by Danish authorities. The regaining of a shipping fleet in the 20th century, independent trade and fishing at an industrial level, laid the unquestionable foundation for the country’s independence. - Sara Öldudóttir, curator
Grantee of Artist Salary Grant Iceland, Visual Arts Fund Iceland, Icelandic Art Center, the embassy of Iceland in Berlin, Reykjavik city art and culture fund and Islandsstofa Iceland. 12 months residency.
Solo exhibition: 17th of January 2019 - 10th of February 2019.
Anja Lutz having an artist talk with Dr. Katja Blomberg, the director of Haus am Waldsee about the concept and work process behind the Marginalia book.
The concept for MARGINALIA is based on the designer's collaboration on book design with artists such as Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir, Kader Attia, Julian Rosefeldt, Lawrence Weiner, Snaebjornsdottir/Wilson and curators such as S. Helweg Ovesen and B. Soh Bejeng Ndikung.
What Anja has done is to strip the pages of all readable information such as pictures and text. In addition to the book she has made limited edition with the original cut outs. The editions are framed (not seen in pic above) in a suspension between glass and the back. Available at Green Box in Berlin.
Artist Gudny Gudmundsdottir looks through the pages of the book. Here stopping at the pages based on the design of the Keep Frozen book.
The exhibition will go on until March 11th 2018
HAUS AM WALDSEE @ BIKINI BERLIN, 2. floor roof terrace, Budapester strasse 46, 10787
Facebook site for Marginalia