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center For Icelandic Art






Welcome to our first edition of LIST! In English the word could be understood as analogy to “index” or “register”, in German it means “trick” or “guile”. But LIST is as well the Icelandic word for “Art” and therefore the name of this monthly info magazine of the contemporary visual art scene of Iceland.

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Reykjavík Arts Festival 2005

After three decades, the Reykjavík Arts Festival announces its first festival dedicated to contemporary visual arts. It will focus on the legacy of Dieter Roth, the German-born Swiss artist who spent a large part of his life in Iceland, and who influenced both established and younger artists.

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Interview with Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan is curator of contemporary art at Tate Modern, London. She was previously chief curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston where she curated numerous exhibitions. She was appointed curator of Reykjavík Arts Festival 2005.

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John Bock - Skipholt

The German performance artist, sculptor and video artist had spent two weeks in Iceland to produce his new film. John Bock, whose three dimensional works have often served as props for his performances, creates entire universes using a wildly eclectic range of materials, described in multiple languages.

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Olafur Gislason at Kunstverein Cuxhaven (D)

Although the Icelandic artist Olafur Gislason, who lives in Hamburg since 1983, is a sculptor, he does not produce works of sculpture in the usual sense. Rather, he initiates creative and social processes and designs or chooses places to enable such processes to take place.

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11 Artists at CIA.IS and Guests

On May 4, 2005 the CIA.IS – Center for Icelandic Art opened its doors for the public. The institution at Hafnarstraeti 16, 101 Reykjavík – in cooperation with CIA.IS and SÍM – is the first location in Iceland, where the visitor can gather all relevant and up-to-date information on Icelandic artists and art institutions.

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Gabríela Friðriksdóttir - Versations Tetralogia at Venice Biennial 2005

The work which Gabríela Friðriksdóttir is showing at the Venice Biennial 2005, Versations Tetralogia, makes oblique reference to this narrative tradition, which appears in the present day in the most unlikely forms, and often in a highly paradoxical fashion.

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Birgir Andrésson

While most Icelandic artists of international stature have actively sought distance from the enmeshments of a small society, Andrésson decided early in his career that he would tackle not distance but the problem of nearness.

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Elín Hansdóttir

„Art doesn’t exist without the viewer“. With this statement Elín Hansdóttir expresses the credo of her Art.

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Ómar Stefansson

His paintings are expressive, visually overwhelming, modeled with vibrating colors and telling phantastic stories. They are often mixing the visual language of comics, with the formal abstraction of Van Gogh and the composition of old masters like Rubens.

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#1 [May 2005]





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