Sigurður Guðjónsson opens his exhibition INLIGHT at Kleifar this coming Saturday, July 7th. INLIGHT was originally shown in the fall of 2017 in the chapel and morgue of St. Josephs Chapel, Hafnarfjörður and earned Sigurður the Icelandic Art Prize. The exhibition consists of three video works from 2017, Fuser, Scanner and Mirror Projector which will be installed in the outbuildings of Kleifar, a farm near Blönduós. In addition Sigurður will also be exhibiting an installation in the sheep shed of Kleifar consisting of his 2018 video work Lightroom. The exhibition is curated by the ASÍ Art Museum and organized in collaboration with the residents at Kleifar, Áslaug Thorlacius and Finnur Arnar.
For more information see the exhibition’s Facebook event.
Sigurður earned the award for his 2017 exhibition Inlight, which was on show in the chapel and morgue of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hafnarfjörður. The award committee said that the exhibition is a visual experience in which the viewer becomes conscious of his/her own existence and body. The works Fuser 2017, Scanner 2017, and Mirror Projector 2017 [which made up Inlight] are mysterious and powerful at the same time, and trigger subtle sensations that are, nonetheless, full of allusions to mechanical activity.”
Skaftfell, Center for Visual Art
Sigurður Guðjónsson, Tumi Magnússon, Unnar Örn Auðarson, Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir, Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir.
Curated by Aðalheiður Valgeirsdóttir and Aldís Arnardóttir
Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri Hjalteyri, Iceland
Doug Aitken, Charles de Meaux, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Ange Leccia, Romain Kronenbourg, Lorna Simpson, Steina Vasulka, Dodda Maggý, Sigurður Guðjónsson
Curated by Pascale Cassagnau
The exhibition is organized by The Embassy of Iceland in Copenhagen and The North Atlantic House on the occasion of the Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty.
Curated by Heiðar Kári Rannversson
Reykjavik Art Museum
Including works by: Þórarinn B. Þorláksson, Ásgrímur Jónsson, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Jón Stefánsson, Kristín Jónsdóttir, Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir, Anna Líndal, Ólafur Elíasson, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Rúrí, Georg Guðni, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson
Trajectories (2014) is a collaborative work between Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjonsson, consisting of three channel HD video and stereo sound. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for Visual Music and premiered at the festival of RCVM in January 2014.
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will be participating in the upcoming edition of NJORD 2018, taking place in Copenhagen in January 2018.
For NJORD 2018, SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will present his work Trajectories (2014), a collaborative work between the artist and NJORD’s composer-in-residence, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, consisting of three channel HD video and stereo sound. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for Visual Music and premiered at the festival of RCVM in January 2014. Trajectories will have its Danish premiere at NJORD Biennale 2018.
Various places, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art
Curators: Þór Vigfússon and Sigurður Guðmundsson
Trajectories will be performed by Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir at the SpringWorkshop Hong Kong.
Artist residency with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in collaboration with Cycle Music and Art Festival in Iceland.
Reykjavik Art Museum: Video Works from the Collection.
Sigurður Guðjónsson takes part in Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival with four video works, Relief (2015) Balance (2013) Veil (2012) and Recorder (2010)
Premiere of a new collaboration piece S C A P E (2016) by artist Sigurður Guðjónsson, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and Nordic Affect.
Another North: Landscape Reimagined features the work of contemporary Nordic artists that use landscape to limn the boundary between the known and the unknown, reimagining it as a multivalent space at once familiar and otherworldly, visible and invisible. Comprising photographic and video works, the exhibition explores landscape as a place of complication, rather than revelation, and investigates channels into new ways of seeing.
The exhibition includes works by artists Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ole Brodersen, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Simen Johan, Susanna Majuri, and Pentti Sammallahti.
Another North: Landscape Reimagined is organized and presented by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
700IS Artist of the Month, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.Curated by Kristín Scheving
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 visual artist 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.
The Icelandic artist Sigurdur Gudjonsson (*1975 in Reykjavík, Iceland) works mainly with video and photography. He studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, an influence that also appears in his works which link the mythic landscapes of his homeland Iceland with the dark atmosphere of Viennese Actionism. Sigurdur Gudjonsson’s films are captivating in their unsettled ambiguity and eeriness. While his films avoid a linear narrative structure, sound, image, and editing are used as compositional means. The conjunction of concrete elements and grotesque images produces a interaction that evokes in the viewer a feeling of alienation, meaninglessness, and absurdity, and also generates a powerful physical and emotional depth.
Screeningprogram:“Insight” (2011), “Bleak” (2006), “Glasshouse” (2010), “Sleep” (2010) among others.