HKNME X SPRING
THE MODERN ACADEMY 2.0
CYCLE MUSIC AND ART LAB:
THE MODERN ACADEMY is delighted to present artists from Iceland’s renowned Cycle Music & Art Festival to work closely with local musicians and artists in a five-day collaborative workshop from 13 to 17 April 2017 Join us Saturday evening at Spring Workshop where pianist Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir and video artist Sigurður Guðjónsson turn the space into a dedicated laboratory to explore the potentiality of performance across media. Selected fellows of THE MODERN ACADEMY will also present new works-in-progress that explore the musicality of light and the spaciality of sound. The featured work Trajectories is a collaborative composition for piano, electronics and video projection, composed by Anna Thorvaldsdottir with video installation by Sigurður Guðjónsson. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for Visual Music in 2014.
Artist residency in April 2017 with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in collaboration with Cycle Music and Art Festival in Iceland.
February 7, Trajectories will be performed by Ning Yu at the Corcoran Arts Gallery in George Washington University. More information TBA.
12 January – 7 May 2017
Reykjavik Art Museum
Bout: Video Works from the Collection.
November 18 at 5 PM, Scape 2016 will be performed at Inter Arts Center Malmö, Sweden
S C A P E is a piece of video art with live performance of music with pre-recorded sounds created by Sigurður Guðjónsson (video/pre-recorded sounds/concept), Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir (concept/work score) and ensemble Nordic Affect (performers).
This time, in the white room of Inter Arts Center, the piece will be performed three times in an hour.
See event https://www.facebook.com/events/914071785391207/
October 1st, premiere of a new collaboration piece S C A P E (2016) by artist Sigurður Guðjónsson, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and Nordic Affect on October 1st in
Sigurður Guðjónsson solo show at Berg Contemporary
2 September – 22 October 2016
September 18,Trajectories will be performed by ICE at the Abrons Arts Center in NY.
See here for more information.
September 8, Trajectories will be performed by Tinna Thorsteinsdottir at the Sonic Festival in Copenhagen at 8PM.
See here for more information.
ANOTHER NORTH LANDSCAPE REIMAGINED
18 september – 23 september 2015
Malmö Konsthall’s bookstore
NORDISK PANORAMA – Nordic Short and Doc Film Festival Remembering – a glimpse of a memory Art film from Iceland
NEW RELEASE – GERÐARSAFN – KÓPAVOGUR ART MUSEUM
13 of August – 27th of September 2015
Where does music come from, and how is it released? Is music an exception to the rule (of silence) or the greatest law of all? Are we composers or, perhaps, just instruments? NEW RELEASE brings together Icelandic and international artists whose work is in tune with these questions.
NEW RELEASE presents the works of Andreas Greiner (DE) & Tyler Friedman (US), Berglind María Tómasdóttir (IS), Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (IS), Boris Ondreička (SK), Charles Stankievech (CA), Christina Kubisch (DE), Curver Thoroddsen (IS), Einar Torfi Einarsson (IS), Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir (IS), Jeremy Shaw (CA), Katrína Mogensen (IS), Logi Leó Gunnarsson (IS), Ólafur Elíasson (DK/IS), Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson (IS), Sigurður Guðjónsson (IS) & Þráinn Hjálmarsson (IS) and The Icelandic Love Corporation (IS).
CURATOR – NADIM SAMMAN
Cycle Music and Art Festival
Visual artist Sigurdur Gudjónsson and composer Thráinn Hjálmarsson collaborate with The Icelandic Flute Ensemble to create Diptych which will be premiered at the Festival. Diptych will be performed live but will then gain a life of it’s own as an independent piece of visual and sound art later on. The live performance takes place in Kópavogur former Asylum, which is currently being renovated. Its raw interior will inevitably add a voice into this multi-layered installation of sounds and visuals, which is intertwined with the musician’s performance. The festival exhibits interdisciplinary works and collaborations with music as central focus in found locations, public spaces and the traditional concert hall. These works come from the fields of contemporary music, sound art, performance art and architecture.
Nowhere else/Hvergi annarsstaðar
Hannes Lárusson, Guido van der Werve, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Mathias Kessler, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir, Ragnar Már Nikulásarson, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Árni Einarsson og Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir,
Nowhere else/Hvergi annarsstaðar
Er sýning og útgáfa í umsjá Sirru Sigrúnar Sigurðardóttur, en í sýningunni taka þátt 8 alþjóðlegir listamenn og 1 lífræðingur. Titill sýningarinnar er vísan til einnar áhrifamestu myndar mannkynssögunnar “The Pale blue dot”, Fölblár punktur sem var tekin fyrir 25 árum (1990) af geimkönnunarfarinu Voyager 1. Þegar könnunarfarið var um það bil að yfirgefa sólkerfi okkar var myndavélum Voyager snúið aftur í átt til jarðar og myndin tekin úr 6 billjón kílómetra fjarlægð. Jörðin birtist aðeins sem örsmátt rykkorn svífandi í sólargeisla umkringt myrkri útgeimsins. Í kjölfar myndbirtingarinnar skrifaði stjarnfræðingurinn Carl Sagan einn áhrifamesta texta síðustu aldar, þar sem hann nær á kristaltæran hátt að draga fram hrollkaldan sannleikann sem myndin birtir okkur. Það er enginn annar staður, hvergi annarsstaðar en á þessum litla punkti sem við getum lifað – þarna er öll tilvera mannkyns frá upphafi til enda.
Listafólkið ávarpar með verkum sínum hugmyndina um okkur og mennskuna í óravíddum alheimsins jafnt í tíma og rúmi. Hér þjónar “Pale blue dot” – ljósmyndin hlutverki einhverskonar upphafspunkts. Hún er kjarninn sem sendir frá sér geisla sem breytir hugmyndunum um okkur sjálf. Geisla sem varpa ljósi á ólíka en samtvinnaða fleti mannlegrar tilveru í samtímanum; umhverfis- og efnahagsmál, pólitík og samfélagsmál. Frá því persónulega til hins altæka. Eiginlegar og ímyndaðar langferðir sem oftar en ekki enda þó oft í garðinum heima.
Sýningin verður opnuð föstudaginn 3. júlí 2015, kl. 17:00 í Verksmiðjunni á Hjalteyri. Opnunin stendur til kl. 21:00 um kvöldið. www.verksmidjan.blogspot.com
English 2015. 104 pp., 65 ills.
Edited by Royal British Society of Sculptors, Texts by Milena Hoegsberg, Cecile Høgsbro Østergaard, Ronald Jones, Laura Köönikkä u.a., Photographs by Anne-Katrin Purkiss, graphic design by John Morgan studio.
Skulptur includes exceptional work by seventeen contemporary sculptors from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden who were selected by the Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. From performance to object-based, video, and installation, their work embraces all aspects of the sculptural and challenges notions of the Nordic in its refreshing diversity. While Elmgreen & Dragset provocatively hold up a mirror to Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid, Sigurður Guðjónsson creates immersive sound and video installations of the vast, barren Icelandic landscapes and seascapes, and Swedish artist Michael Johansson gives the façade of the historic Royal British Society of Sculptors a ‘facelift,’ while Norwegian performance artist Karianne Stensland uses a pneumatic drill to carve marble while in a hypnotic state. Also included are essays on contemporary sculptural practice from each of the five countries.
Videoartchannel CONTEMPORARY VIDEO ART online & site specific screening
Exploring the word by its different meanings, as a physical transportation in space and time, a migration between borders and territories.
The journey can also refer to a mental transportation, to a state of dreaming and reflecting.
In our digital era, we create journeys between what is virtual and what is real.
Formlab, Amsterdam. Event screening for clients: May 28th 2015
Hotel Omm, Barcelona. Presentation during Loop Art Fair: June 1st-7th 2015
Soho House, Berlin. Event screening /VAC launch: June 26th 2015
Hotel Indigo, Berlin. Screening: June 1st – August 31st
4 February 2015 – 15 May 2015
Royal Society of British Sculptors
108 Old Brompton RoadLondon
Nanna Rützou Abell, Jacob Dahlgren, Elmgreen & Dragset, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Marianne Hall, Timo Heino, Michael Johansson, Otto Karvonen, Tove Kjellmark, Anne Koskinen, Mariken Kramer, Maija Närhinen, Gudrun Nielsen, Laila Pullinen, Karianne Stensland, Hartmut Stockter and Jarno Vesala.
As part of “SKULPTUR: Contemporary Nordic Video Installations” the Royal British Society of Sculptors presents a video installation by Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðjónsson
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
One day event open 11am-7pm
18 jan – 15 mars 2015
october 2014 – january 2016
Trajectories – performance at Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Augarten, Vienna
Saturday, November 29 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, A-1020 Wien
24 november – 24 december 2014
Onsite-artprojects Vienna – TBA
National Gallery of Iceland
7 november – 30 november 2014
700IS Artist of the Month, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Curated by Kristín Scheving
17 October – 15 November 2014
Pushing Reality – Icelandic Photography
A part of the official programme of MdF
6TH EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY BERLIN
Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Anna Thorhallsdottir, Spessi, Dodda Maggý, Daniel Reuter, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Kristinn E Hrafnsson, Gudrun Kristjansdottir
Curated by Nina Grundemark
From the Hafnarborg Collection – New aquisitions | June 21 – August 24, 2014
An exhibition of recent additions to the Hafnarborg collection, including work by leading Icelandic contemporary artists such as Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, Stefán Jónsson, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Pétur Thomsen and Hreinn Friðfinnsson.
Your Compound View | May 24 – August 24, 2014 The exhibition Your Compound View presents a selection of contemporary art from the collections of the Reykjavík Art Museum from 1970-2010
Cadences of Line and Color | February 1 – April 13, 2014 New installation, Trajectories, that combines video work by Sigurður Guðjónsson and an electronic/piano composition by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir
John Whitney, James Whitney, Stephen Beck, Finnbjörn Finnbjörnsson, Ingemar Fridell, Dodda Maggý, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Finnbogi Pétursson.
Trajectories | January 30th Trajectories, a new piece for video, piano & electronics will be premiered at the opening concert of Reykjavik Center for Visual Music festival at Harpa in Reykjavik. Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir will be performing on the piano and the work is a collaboration between Sigurður Guðjónsson and composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir who makes the music part of the work. The concert starts at 10PM. You can find further information about the festival as well as the entire program here.
Katuaq | December 10th – 22nd Katuaq, the Cultural Center in Nuuk. December 10-22, 2013. (Nordic Outbreak tour)
Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques | November 7th – December 22nd Curator Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir
Nordic Outbreak tour | ISEA2013 Sydney |June 7th – 16th
Nordic Outbreak tour | Scandinavia House – Victor Borge Hall Lobby 58 Park Avenue | April 4th – 25th Nordic Outbreak tour | New Museum Sky Room reception | April 6th Nordic Outbreak tour | Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 47th St. and 2nd Avenue | April 5th
Kling & Bang Gallery | 10th November— 9th december
Liverpool Biennial 2012, North Atlantic Pavilion | 5th september — 25th November
Hafnarborg | 16th February – 10th April Prelude – Sigurður Guðjónsson