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Sagas on Thin Ice

(15.10.2017)

Sagas on Thin Ice

The Bakehouse

Miami, US

November 18th to January 21st 2018

A group exhibition curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff

 

The six artists/collective in this exhibition have taken upon themselves to comment, highlight and often take an activist stand against those who threaten these stunning yet fragile ecosystems, and document how climate change, often fueled by human actions driven by economic interests, is impacting the natural environment, at home and abroad, with potentially disastrous and irreversible consequences.

 

The Featured Artists: Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir; Anna Líndal; Rúrí; Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Melrose; Ósk Vihjálmsdóttir

 

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Since Then

(15.09.2017)

Since Then

Kamloops ART GALLERY

Kamloops, BC, Canada
September 23 to December 30, 2017

Central Gallery

 

Rebecca Belmore – Dana Claxton – Leah Decter – Demian Dinéyazhi’- Mark Emerak – Cliff Eyland – Félix González-Torres – Helga Jakobson – Janet Kigusiuq – Cheryl L’Hirondelle – Kent Monkman – Peter Morin – Lisa Myers – Garry Neill Kennedy – Jude Norris – Rúrí – Derek Sullivan – Justin Sorensen – Ione Thorkelsson – Rachael Thorleifson – Chih-Chien Wang – Christopher Wool

 

Curated by Kegan McFadden

 

Postulating what the future might hold, this exhibition looks to histories of survival as a starting point for a conversation about the possibilities of endurance, cross-cultural exchange and legacy. By looking at artwork that depicts survival, that alludes to hybridity and transformation, and that carries with it the physical markers of distress as part of their conceptual make-up, Since Then challenges preconceived notions of what it is to endure from both a historical and a contemporary point of view.

 

Rúrí / Balance – Unbalanced, solo exhibition

(16.05.2017)

Rúrí
Balance – Unbalanced
Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhús, Akureyri Iceland

September 9ᵗʰ – November 12ᵗʰ

 

For the past decade Rúrí (born 1951) has collected scales from different times and of different shapes and origins.

 

more: Akureyri Art Museum

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A! Performance Festival

(15.05.2017)

A! Performance Festival
Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhús and other locations
in and around Akureyri
August 31st.  –  September 3rd. 2017

 

A! Is a four-day performance festival, now held for the third time. The festival is a collaboration between Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri Culture Society, Akureyri Theatre, LÓKAL international theatre festival, Reykjavík Dance Festival, Listhús in Ólafsfjörður and Icelandic Art Center.

 

Rúrí will show a new performance that she has composed for the festival on September 2nd. in Akureyri Art Museum – Ketilhus.

 

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Hverfing / Shapeshifting – installations

(14.05.2017)

Hverfing/ Shape Shifting. Verksmidjan Hjalteyri, Iceland,
August 3rd. – September 3rd.  2017

NB.  The exhibition has been extended to the 10th of September

 

A group exhibition of site-specific installations by leading contemporary artists from Iceland and the United States, who address concepts of transformation in space, form, and identity. In Icelandic, the word umhverfing encompasses complex meanings of physical surroundings, as well as movement and mutation, as in whirling, inversion, and disappearance. The term shapeshifting denotes the concept of metamorphosis, which has mythopoetic roots dating back to ancient times and across many cultures. The works in the exhibition will address these ideas as they relate to the present moment in which we find ourselves, a time of shifting global values and the crisis of climate change.

 

The artists;  Anna Eyjólfsdóttir, Alex Czetwertynski, Deborah Butterfield, Emma Ulen-Klees, Gústav Geir Bollason, Hunter Buck, Jessica Stockholder, John Buck, Kristín Reynisdóttir, Mary Ellen Croteau, Pétur Thomsen, Ragnhildur Stefánsdóttir, Rúrí and  Þórdís Alda Sigurðardóttir.

 

Curator Pari Stave, a museum administrator and freelance curator NY.

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Nr.1 Umhverfing

(01.05.2017)

Nr.1  Umhverfing

Art exhibition at Sauðárkrókur, Iceland

July 1st. to September 10th. 2017

 

The venue is in two institutions; Heilbrigðisstofnun Norðurlands vestra /the Health Centre  and  Safnahúsið / the  Culture Museum at Saudarkrokur, in Skagafjordur.

This group exhibition aims to bring contemporary art to alternative places in Iceland.

 

curator is: Anna Eyjólfs

represented artists:  Anna María Sigurjónsdóttir – Auður Aðalsteinsdóttir – Finna Birna Steinsson –  Guðbrandur Ægir Ásbjörnsson- Jóhannes Atli Hinriksson- Kristín Reynisdóttir- Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir- Sólveig Baldursdóttir – Valgerður Bergsdóttir – Anna Eyjólfs

The catalogue for the exhibition is available at the Safnahús in Sauðárkrókur.

 

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Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking, New York

(14.03.2017)

Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking. International Print Center, New York
opening in April 13 – June 14 2017.

 

Other Hats: Printmaking in Iceland, the first exhibition in New York of prints by Icelandic artists. The exhibition features the work of prominent Icelandic artists Arnar Herbertsson, Birgir Andrésson, Eygló Harðardóttir, Georg Guðni Hauksson, Guðjón Ketilsson, Hallgrímur Helgason, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Kristján Davíðsson, Megas (Magnús Þór Jónsson), Sara Riel, Rúna, Rúrí, Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir, Þóra Sigurðardóttir, and Valgerður Guðlaugsdóttir. Also included are works by Dieter Roth, Per Kirkeby, and Roni Horn, artists who are connected to Iceland.

 

Co-curated by Ingibjörg Johannsdóttir, a master printmaker and school headmaster, and Pari Stave, a museum administrator and freelance curator.

more: IPCNY

 

Photo: Dieter Roth, Hat. 1965-1966, Screenprint over photomechanical …

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The book Fragile Systems – Rúrí

(16.10.2016)

A catalogue on the exhibition Rúrí – Fragile Systems.

 

We are happy to announce that the new book is out:
Rúrí. Fragile Systems, ed. by Christian Schoen, published by North Atlantic House, graphic design by Atli Hilmarsson, Copenhagen 2016

 

ISBN 978-87-93411-03-6

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Rúrí – Fragile Systems, Copenhagen

(15.10.2016)

Rúrí – Fragile Systems

at Nordatlantens Brygge

Copenhagen

October 29th 2016 to February 5th 2017

 

A solo exhibition of two new installations that the artist has developed specially for the spaces of the culture center Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen.

 

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Water Event – Yoko Ono at Hafnarhús

(12.10.2016)

Water Event at the exhibition  Yoko Ono:  One More Story.

at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhus in Iceland

07.10.2016 til 05.02.2017

 

Several artists were asked to contribute to the Water Event a part of her exhibition.

The work Fount is the contribution of Rúrí.

 

 

photo; Guðrún Erla Geirsdóttir
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Solo Exhibition Time -Telling closing soon

(29.07.2016)

Time – Telling,  solo exhibition at LÁ Art Museum (Listasafn Árnesinga) in Hveragerdi is coming to an end.

The last day is Monday August 1st.

Open daily from 12:00 to 18:00.

 

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Interview on RUV 

 

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Artist Talk at LÁ Art Museum

(15.07.2016)

Rúrí will give an Artist talk at the exhibition Time – Telling

in LÁ Art Museum in Hveragerdi,

Sunday July 17th at 15:00

 

Artist Talk

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Amos Anderson Art Museum

(16.05.2016)

The exhibition By Water

Amos Anderson Art Museum

Helsinki, Finland

opening June 3rd.

 

The exhibitin By Water showcases Icelandic contemporary artists’ view of water in everyday life and in art, and will be shown at multiple venues in Helsinki and Tammisaari. By Water features emerging as well as well-established artists working on a common theme across a variety of media.

Among the featured artworks is a multi channel video installation by Rúrí

 

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Since Then – Núna (Now)

(07.05.2016)

The Icelandic Canada Art Convergence, Núna (Now), will mark its tenth year of activity with a monumental project opening on 10. June 2016, at various venues in the exchange district.

In conjunction with this celebration, Platform centre for photographic + digital arts and núna (now) are pleased to announce the exhibition Since Then, a multi-venue group show organized by curator Kegan McFadden (MB).

 

Over four venues PLATFORM, Urban Shaman, Actual and Window; the twenty-two exhibiting artists will include: Aisa Amittu, Garry Neill Kennedy, Janet Kigusiuq, Kent Monkman, Peter Morin, Derek Sullivan, Ione Thorkelsson, Rachael Thorleifson, Rebecca Belmore, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Cliff Eyland, Meryl McMaster, Chih-Chien Wang, Dana Claxton, Leah Decter, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Mark Emerak, Demian DinéYazhi’, Rúrí, Jude Norris, Justin Sorensen and Helga Jakobson. Window will be co-curated by Synonym Art Consultation.

 

Please join us at the opening reception Friday 10 June 2016 at 7 PM at Platform. An panel discussion is scheduled for 11 June at 2 PM. All events are free and open to the public.

Exhibition | 10 June – 23 July 2016

Opening Reception | Friday 10 June | 5 PM

Panel Discussion | Saturday 11 June | 2 PM

Curatorial Tour | Saturday 16 July | 2 PM beginning at Urban Shaman

 

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Time – Telling

(06.05.2016)

The solo exhibition Time – Telling

is opening in LÁ ART MUSEUM

Hveragerdi, Iceland

May 14th. 2016

closing August 1st.

 

more:  LÁ Art Museum

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Art Center Hugo Voeten

(14.03.2016)

INSIGHT #3:     WATER WORKS

Art Center Hugo Voeten

Herentals, Belgium
on view 06.03.2016 – 30.04.2016

 

Water is a meaningful natural element, charged with symbolical value, that decidedly plays a part in cultural, social and political questions. It occurs in all aspects of life and has a paradoxical character. Water as a flux is a symbol of something flowing, turbulent and variable. Still water embodies calm, contemplation, stability. Next to the vital function, is water used in rituals and in function of belief, as something meditative, spiritual, with a purifying meaning.

 

Temporary presentation of a selection of artworks from the Hugo Voeten Collection with ‘water’ as theme.

 

featured artists:  Thierry de Cordier – Fabrizio Plessi – Oana Fracas – Louise Bourgeois – Christo & Jeanne-Claude – Rúrí – Simeon Stoilov – Kiril Yanev, and more

 

more  information  Art Center Hugo Voeten

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Dulkápan

(10.03.2016)

Dulkápan

exhibition at Núllið,

Bankastræti 0, 101 Reykjavík

Opening March 10th. at 17:00

 

Dulkápan unveils their website, dulkapan.net and will throw a party to celebrate the publication of their zine. Various works of literature and art, by a number of artists, will also be on display at Núllid (Zero). Dulkápan is an archive that records literature, documents and publications by artists and designers. Over the past few months, Dulkápan has accumulated a variety of pieces for display on their website, which will now finally see the light of day, accompanied by all manner of celebratory brouhaha.  Among the exhibited works are several artist’s books by Rúrí.

 

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see:          Items XII  by Rúrí

                 Artis’s Books by Rúrí

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Quest for Identity

(12.02.2016)

Workshop Master Students Architecture,

University Alicante, Spain

january 16th – 19th 2016

 

Hoy jueves 18, finaliza el workshop que la artista islandesa Rúrí ha impartido en el ámbito del Máster de Arquitectura de la UA.
Esta breve estancia en nuestra titulación finalizará con la conferencia que la artista impartirá el viernes 19 en el Salón de Actos de la EPS1. En esta conferencia Rúrí hará un repaso de sus últimos trabajos.

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Master Classes

(11.02.2016)

Master Classes,

Centro Parraga, Murcia, Spain,

February 17th 2016

OBSERVACIONES FUTURAS /­ FUTURES OBSERVATIONS

 

La islandesa Rúrí imparte una clase magistral en el Cendeac

L. O. El Centro de Documentación y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Contemporáneo de Murcia (Cendeac), recibe este miércoles a la artista islandesa Rúrí, quien ofrecerá una clase magistral sobre su trabajo en la que abordará las diferentes motivaciones de una persona para expresarse artísticamente o sobre si el arte puede o no arrojar luz sobre el futuro, entre otras cuestiones. Este encuentro, titulado Observaciones futuras, se celebrará en la biblioteca del Cendeac a partir de las siete de la tarde. La conferencia se impartirá en inglés, sin traducción.

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Lecturing – Photography

(12.01.2016)

The School of Photography – Iceland

Workshop: Creation  –  Idea developing

11th – 22nd of January 2016

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LARMAGAZINE conversation with Rúrí

(18.12.2015)

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PEACEFUL CONTEXTS

OCT NOV DEC 2015 – WINTER SPECIAL

 

The Mexican magazine features in its Winter Special the artists Elias Björn, Sabine Kacunko, Grazia Toderi, Catherine Bagnall, and Rúrí.  Also featured is a conversation with Rúrí by María Fernanda Barrero,

Contributors are: María Fernanda Barrero, Emireth Herrera and Martin Patrick. Editorial by Catalina Restrepo Leongómez.

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Reykjavik Arts Festival 2015

(04.04.2015)

Lindur / Faunt,   Vocal II

A new multi media performance by Rúrí

premiered at the Reykjavík Arts Festival in mid May

 

The performance is commissioned by the Reykjavik Arts Festival 2015. The Icelandic Sound Poetry Choir participates in the performing of the work together with the artist.

more coming soon on: Reykjavik Arts Festival

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Primary Force – Iceland in Water and Colour

The Nordic Watercolour Museum
Sweden

17.56.9 2015

 

This summer’s exhibition takes us to a volcanic island, situated where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Greenland Sea. Iceland’s barren landscape, its volcanoes, waterfalls, winds and cold never cease to fascinate. Nature’s elemental force creates harsh conditions for Iceland’s inhabitants. Their relationship with nature is characterised by both love and respect: qualities that have always coloured Icelandic culture.

The exhibition is a comprehensive presentation of Icelandic art. The emphasis is on contemporary art, but includes traces leading us back to its historical roots.

more:  Nordiska Akvarell Museet

 

Participating artists:
Ásgrímur Jónsson, Björk, Eggert Pétursson, Erró, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Georg Guðni, Gunnlaugur Scheving, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Ólafur Elíasson, Rúrí , Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir, Svavar Guðnason

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Points of View – A principal exhibition of Icelandic visual arts and cultural heritage.

(02.04.2015)

The Culture House

Reykjavík, Iceland

March 28th 2015

 

A principal exhibition of Icelandic visual arts and cultural heritage. The exhibition is organized by Iceland’s three principal museums, the National Museum, the National Gallery and the Museum of Natural History as well by the National Archives, the National and University Library and the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. The cooperation of these six institutes offers a unique opportunity to view our heritage in a new context and to shed light on an untold history in an innovative way.

Among the exhibited works is “Seven Metres” by Rúrí.

 

Curated by Markús Thor Andrésson.

 

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Ákall / Challenge

(14.01.2015)

Ákall / Challenge

LÁ ART MUSEUM

January 24th  –  April 23rd. 2015

 

A group exhibition curated by Ásthildur Jónsdóttir opens in LÁ Art Museum / Listasafn Árnesinga, in Hveragerdi, Iceland.

 

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Upheaval at LÁ Art Museum

(30.09.2014)

Upheaval – Icelandic Art around and after 1970

LÁ ART MUSEUM

September 27th – December 14th 2014

 

The exhibition is a cooperation between the National Gallery of Iceland and LÁ art Museum in Hveragerdi.

Among the 50 featured artists are Erró, Dieter Roth, Rúrí, Hildur Hákonardóttir

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Katonah Museum of Art

(14.04.2014)

Iceland: Artists Respond to Space
Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, NY, US

June 29th to September 28th 2014

 

featured artists:  Birgir Andrésson,Eggert Pétursson, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Georg Guðni Hauksson, Guðjón Ketilsson, Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Olafur Eliasson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Rúrí, and Þórdís Alda Sigurðardóttir. The exhibition is curated by Pari Stave.

This will be the first museum exhibition in the United State to focus exclusively on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of Iceland—one of the most geologically phenomenal and dynamic places on earth. (KMA originated exhibition).

 

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…Burning Bright Tiger, tiger

(13.04.2014)

… Burning Bright,  Tiger, tiger

June 5 – July 31, 2014

 

A Group Exhibit  at STUX Gallery, New York

24 West 57th Street  #609,  New York, NY 10019

 

featured artists:

Wei Dong – Sokari Douglas Camp – Margaret Evangeline – Heide Hatry – Akikazu Iwamoto – Anna Jóelsdóttir – Aaron Johnson – Yves Klein – Dana Melamed -Kosyo Minchev – Shimon Okshteyn – Rúrí – Kathy Ruttenberg – Lydia Venieri – Barnaby Whitfield – Michael Zansky –

 

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Art & Ecology Now, Thames & Hudson

The book Art & Ecology Now edited by Andrew Brown and published by Thames & Hudson is soon to be released. The cover image is from the one of the waterfalls in the artwork “Archive – Endangered Waters (2003)” which is also featured in the book.

 

This accessible and thought-provoking book is the first in-depth exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists are confronting nature, the environment, climate change and ecology

ISBN 9780500239162
First published 2014

 

more:   Thames & Hudson

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Rolling Snowball /5, Djúpivogur

(12.04.2014)

Rolling Snowball /5, Djúpivogur

July 12 till August 15, 2014
Opening Saturday July 12, 2014 3-5 pm

 

Rolling Snowball /5, Djúpivogur presents works of thirty-three visual artists from China and Europe who nearly all exhibited for or worked as artists in residence at CEAC in China. The exhibition consists of photographs, paintings, sculptures, video and drawings. An exhibition catalogue will be available.

 

Curators; Ineke Gudmundsson, May Lee, Annelie Musters

Featured artists; Árni Guðmundsson, Cathelijn van Goor, Chantal Spit, Erró, Hanne Tyrmi, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Jaring Lokhorst, Jia Zhixing, Jing Jin, Katrin Korfmann, Kristján Guðmundsson, Lotte Geeven, Marjan Laaper, Marianne Lammersen, Meiya Lin, Paul Kooiker, Pan Feifei, Peng WanlingPieter Holstein, Qin Jian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Renate Wernli, Rúrí, Sara Riel, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sylvie Zijlmans, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Teresa Eng, Þór Vigfússon, Wei Na, Xu Huijing, Zhong Zheming

 

Location:   Bræðslan, Vikurland 6, 765 Djúpivogur, Iceland
Opening hours:   every day from 11 till 16 hours

 

more:   CEAC

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Art On Armitage Not Quite Lysistrata

Art Athina International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens

Platform Projects

Faliro Pavilion Athens, Greece

May 15th – 18th 2014

 

Art On Armitage  will be presented at the Art Athina Platform Projects with the project “Not Quite Lysistrata”. This is the first time that Art On Armitage and the artists are presented in Greece.

Featured Artists: Rose Camastro-Pritchett (US) – Mary Ellen Croteau(US) – Anna Eyjólfsdóttir (IS) – Beth LeFauve(US) – Rúrí (IS) – Þórdís Alda Sigurðardóttir (IS)

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Munich Film Museum – World Premiere

Screened at Munich Film Museum
Germany
April 24th 2014

 

Powerwalk – the Film, by Thomas Huber and Wolfgang Aichner  which was filmed in the glacial higlands of Iceland will be world premiered.

María Rún Jóhannsdóttir was an important crew member in Iceland.

 

Two video works by Rúrí will be screened; Rainbow I (1983) and Flooding – Nature Lost II (2014) which will be the world premiere.

“EZY1899: Reenactment for a Future Scenario“, 2012,  by Simon Faithfull

and  “passage2011“, 2012, by GÆG

 

more:  Munich Film Museum

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Stefan Stux Gallery

(16.01.2014)

O Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
Stefan Stux Gallery
New York, US

February 6th  –  March 8th  2014

 

A group exhibition, featured artists;

Sokari Douglas Camp – Josef Fischnaller – Heide Hatry – Valerie Jaudon – Aaron Johnson – Dana Melamed – Dennis Oppenheim – Hamid Rahmanian – Rúrí – 
Kathy Ruttenberg – Kinki Texas – Barnaby Whitfield

 

more:  Press Release 

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Due North

(30.09.2013)

The Icebox Space – Crane Arts, in Philadelphia
January 9th – 25th 2014


Due North is an international collaboration envisioned by artist Marianne Bernstein. In January 2014, the Icebox Space in Philadelphia will be transformed into a winterscape featuring video and prints created by select artists from Philadelphia and Reykjavik. 

 

more:     Due North 2014

review:  artcritical

               Edith Newhall, For The Inquirer 

 

 

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Embracing Impermanence

(26.09.2013)

EMBRACING IMPERMANENCE
We came into this with a shovel in our hands
The Living Art Museum
21.09.13. – 01.12.13

 

Curated by Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir & Eva Ísleifsdóttir
The first round of the exhibition includes work by Ásta Ólafsdóttir, Geoffrey Hendricks, Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir & Maja Bekan, Halldór Ásgeirsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Ívar Valgarðsson, Joseph Beuys, Kristján Guðmundsson, Níels Hafstein, Ólafur Lárusson, Rúna Þorkelsdóttir, Rúrí, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sindri Leifsson, Unndór Egill Jónsson and Una Margrét Árnadóttir

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SOCIAL VIDEOSCAPES FROM THE NORTH: Careof DOCVA, Milan

(24.09.2013)

Careof DOCVA hosts the collective exhibition SOCIAL VIDEOSCAPES FROM THE NORTH focused on the nordic video production.
September 18. to October 26. 2013


The exhibition is part of the inquiry, started by Careof early in 2013, on languages, poetics and protagonists of the video in the international arena.

Social Videoscapes from the North, curated by Lorella Scacco, presents in Milan the video production of five famous artists: Maria Friberg (Sweden), Siri Hermansen (Norway), Eva Koch (Denmark), Rúrí (Iceland), Mika Taanila (Finland).
The artworks are framed in a single project on one of the defining themes of the video production of the Nordic Countries: the attention to the social landscape.
Starting from the relationship between man and society, each artist declines the theme according to his poetry, while maintaining the common denominator of a documentary approach to the narrative.

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Reflections-Moss premiere

(14.06.2013)

Reflections – Moss, the second part of the video tetralogy Reflections  was premiered on the 13th of June 2013.
The work is located on a video-wall  in the reception hall of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura.

 

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Pathway – Dialogues on Northern Issues

(02.06.2013)

Oulu Art Museum

Pathway – Dialogues on Northern Issues

June 15th to September 9th 2013

 

Pathway  is an international exhibition of contemporary art, with 11 contemporary artists invited from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Iceland and Greenland. The theme of the exhibitionis life in the North, the diversity of nature, and the changes taking place in the northern regions. Pathway links together discussions about art and about society. The exhibitionhas been produced by Rovaniemi Art Museum, and the curators are Riitta Kuusikko and Patrick Huse.

 

more: Oulu Art Museum

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Social Videoscapes from the North

(06.05.2013)

Social Videoscapes from the North
Pro Artibus Foundation / Elverket, Finland

May 24th. – September 8th. 2013

Nordic video art.

Presented artists: Rúrí, Mika Taanila, Eva Koch, Siri Hermansen, Maria Friberg.

Curator: Lorella Scacco

The  video-work  ITEMS  was originally made in 1980 as a 16 mm film.

 

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Reflections – Tetralogi

(05.05.2013)

In mid June the second part of the tetralogy video-work Reflections will be inaugurated at the Hotel Reykjavik Natura.

The first part of the tetralogy, which evolves around water, was inaugurated in the summer 2011. In the artwork the artist reflects on her experience of nature.

 

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Rúrí: Fragile Systeme, LOFT, Ansbach

(01.05.2013)

Rúrí: Fragile Systeme,  solo exhibition at LOFT, Ansbach, and a video-performance at the Ansbacher Kammerspiele, Germany
16.3.-19.5. 2013

The exhibition has been extended to the 9th of June.

 

Before the opening of the exhibition,  the artist will give an artist talk, followed by a video-performance  as a part of the Ansbacher Kammerspiele. Rúrí: Vocal-VI Minor starting at 19.30 March 16th.

Friday  12.4., 19.30 LOFT

Rúrí: Fragile Systeme  –  Screening of the video works ITEMS (1980/2006), Elegy (1999/2006) and a documentary film of her most famous artwork, which became a sensation at the Venice Biennale 2003, Archive-Endangered Waters.

 

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Future Cartography, Rovaniemi Art Museum

(29.01.2013)

The installation Future Cartography will be shown at the exhibition Pathway – a Dialogue on Northern Issues in Rovaniemi Art Museum / Korundi House of Culture, in Rovaniemi, Finland.

Exhibition dates; February 23rd to May 26th 2013

Curated by Patrick Huse and  Riitta Kuusikko

Rovaniemi Art Museum: Pathway

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Archive – Endangered Waters in the Kennedy Center

(26.11.2012)

The multimedia installation Archive – Endangered Waters will be exhibited for the first time in the United States, at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  The exhibition of the artwork is a part of the festival Nordic Cool 2013, and will be open from February 20 to the 17th of March 2013

 

more on:

Nordic Cool – Kennedy Center

Norden 

 

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AQUA SILENCE RELOADED ON THE OSRAM SEVEN SCREENS IN MUNICH

(30.10.2012)

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Rúri: Aqua – Silence
Videoinstallation on LED-Screens

October 30th 2012 to January 6th  2013
Osram GmbH, Hellabrunner Strasse 1, 81543 Munich

 

Wasser in seinen verschiedenen Erscheinungsformen steht im Zentrum von Rúrís Videoinstallation auf den Osram SEVEN SCREENS in München. Aqua – Silence ist eine feinfühlige Video-Choreographie der isländischen Künstlerin Rúrí, die 2009 für die Lichtstelen am Mittleren Ring entstanden ist.

Seit 2009 wechseln sich Neubespielungen mit Werken aus der Sammlung ab. Nun, rechtzeitig zum Winteranfang, freut sich Osram Rúrí’s eindrucksvolle Inszenierung von Wasser, Eis und Schnee erneut zu präsentieren.

Die überwältigenden Bilder von Wellen im Ozean, Wasserfällen und Gletschern entstammen der isländischen Natur. Sie tragen die spirituelle Bedeutung des Wassers, seine die Kulturen übergreifende Verknüpfung mit dem Leben und der Vorstellung von Unendlichkeit, mit seinen gewaltigen Kräften in sich.

Mit Aqua – Silence hat Rúrí eine komplexe Videoarbeit geschaffen, die das öffentliche Bewusstsein auf das Thema Wasser lenkt. Rúrís Gesamtwerk kann als Seismograph der gesellschaftlichen Befindlichkeit gesehen werden. Das Wissen um das elementare Verhältnis zwischen Natur und Menschen bildet die Wurzel ihrer Kunst. Rúrí bezeichnet sich selbst nicht als politische Künstlerin, doch sind gesellschaftliche und ökologische Themen Grundlage ihrer Arbeiten, und es sind immer ethische Werte, die den Kern ihrer Arbeit bilden.

photo: Silvio Knesevic

photo: Silvio Knesevic

Ars Electronica Festival – 2012

(20.07.2012)

THE BIG PICTURE
New Concepts for a New World
Ars Electronica 2012
Festival for Art, Technology and Society

Linz, Austria
Thursday, August 30 to Monday, September 3, 2012

The video performance Vocal – VI will be shown, in the Deep Space, three times during the festival

 

Photos: Photos Ars Electronica, Vocal VI
photo credit: rubra

more on:  Ars Electronica website

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HAUSER XII

(17.07.2012)

HAUSER XII

LOFT – Raum fur Kunst & Gegenvart
D-91522 Ansbach

27.7. - 30.9.2012

 

Presented artists Anouk De Clercq (BE), Alexis Dworsky (DE), Arne Rautenberg (DE), Bjørn Melhus (DE), Caroline von Grone (DE), Fides Becker (DE), Empfangshalle (DE), Frank Sauer (DE), Haraldur Jónsson (IS), Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson (IS), Julia Kissina (DE), Kalle & Augusta Laar (DE), Katja Eckert (DE), Lizza May David (DE), M+M (DE), Matthias Schwab (DE), Nikole Schuck (DE), Peter Riss (DE), Peter Senoner (DE), Rúrí (IS), Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir (IS), Thomas Huber (DE), Thomas Thiede (DE), Tobias Regensburger (DE), Wolfgang Aichner (DE)

In cooperation with  Ansbacher Kaspar-Hauser Festival 2012. Christian Schoen and Monika Tress

More: Loft www

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Climate – Change – Minds

(16.07.2012)

Climate – Change – Minds

Travelling exhibition

July 16th to August 16th 2012

German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany

 

Climate – Change – Minds , a travelling group exhibition. Eight artists from Europe, Latin Amerika and Afrika have made works that touch the subject of  Climate change. Mathias Braschler und Monika Fischer (CH), Simon Faithfull (UK), René Francisco (CU), Wolfgang Aichner und Thomas Huber (DE), Kalle Laar (DE), Misheck Masamvu (ZW), Rúrí (IS), Res Ingold (CH) und Stephan Andreae (DE).

 

German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany July 16th to August 16th 2012

 

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany;  May 22nd  2012

German  Press Release

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Future Cartography

(11.05.2012)

Future Cartography
ASI Art Museum, May 19th to July 1st  2012

 

Future Cartography is an installation that is created for the large space at ASI Art Museum, and consists of several large scale drawings.

 

ASI Art Museum

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Endangered

(10.05.2012)

National Gallery of Iceland
ENDANGERED
19.5. – 31.12. 2012

The installation, Archive – Endangered Waters, 2003, has been on display at the National Gallery since early March 2012, as a part of Rúrí’s retrospective.  Now, 2012 – during the European year dedicated to water – the installations continues on display together with some other works of the artist that evolve around water, works that put forward pressing questions on the theme.

National Gallery of Iceland

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Amos Anderson Art Museum

(01.05.2012)

Amos Anderson Art Museum
23 May, 5 pm

Rúrí
Artist talk – Book presentation – Video-performance

Christian Schoen, the editor of the comprehensive monograph and curator of the retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Iceland, will introduce Rúrí‘s work and moderate the artist talk.

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Future Cartography

(15.04.2012)

ASI Art Museum, May 19th to July 1st  2012
Future Cartography
The exhibition is one of the Independent Projects of (I)ndependent People – Collaborations and Artist Initiatives
Reykjavik Arts Festival 2012

ASÍ Art Museum
(I)ndependent People; curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist, project manager Kristín Scheving
Future Cartography is made in cooperation with Gunnlaugur M. Einarsson, geographer.

 

ASI Art Museum 

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Festival Air d’Islande 2012

(08.04.2012)

During the Festival Air d’Islande 2012 , in Paris, Laufey Helgadóttir, Appart_323, will host a presentation of some selected works by Rúrí.

The monograph Rúrí will be introduced  at the same occasion. The authors of the book are Laufey Helgadóttir, Dorothea van der Koelen, Halldór Björn Runólfsson, Christian Schoen and Gunnar J. Árnason, edited by Christian Schoen.

more at:   http://airdislande.com/festival2012_art.html

April 16th. to 21st.  by appointment only.

For booking a visit contact Laufey Helgadottir by e-mail: laufey@noos.fr , or telephone: 06 10 80 70 84

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VOCAL VI Minor

(28.03.2012)

Rúrí will be performing Vocal VI Minor  at the National Gallery of Iceland Thursday 29. March at 17:00. More

National Gallery the Panora lecture program: Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Rúrí

(22.03.2012)

Welcome to a presentation by Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Rúrí, at National Gallery of Iceland, Saturday 24. of March at 13.00

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Jonatan Habib Engqvist is appointed curator of the Reykjavík Arts Festival which opens in May 2012. He is currently on sabbatical leave from his position at the Swedish Arts Grants Committee´s International Exchange Programme for Visual Art, Iaspis. With a background in philosophy, architectural and aesthetic theory, he is an internationally engaged curator, writer, editor and lecturer.
http://panora.is/2012/02/21/jhe/
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Rúrí – Book Design of the Year 2012

The book RÚRÍ has been awarded;  FÍT 2012 – Graphic Design in Iceland Award  in the category Book Design.

Designers: Atli Hilmarsson & Hörður Lárusson, Vinnustofa Atla Hilmarssonar

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Rúrí – Retrospective

(06.03.2012)

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Minister of Education, Science and Culture opened the main exhibition in the National Gallery of Iceland on March 2. A separate part will open in Kubburinn, Art Academy of Iceland at Laugarnes Friday March 9. at 16:00.

National Gallery of Iceland

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Book presentation & performance – Berlin

(29.01.2012)

The Embassy of Iceland in Germany and Hatje Cantz Verlag invite to a book presentation of the publications „Icelandic Art Today“ and the Monograph  „Rúrí“

The editor Christian Schoen will present the book, followed by an artist talk. And then the artist will give the video-performance  „Vocal-VI Minor“.

The Nordic Embassies – Felleshus, FelleshusRauchstr. 1, 10787 Berlin.
Tuesday February 7th, at 19:00

 

Die Botschaft von Island und der Hatje Cantz Verlag
laden Sie und Ihre Begleitung herzlich ein zur Präsentation der Publikation „Icelandic Art Today“ und der Monografie „Rúrí“
mit anschließender Videoperformance der Künstlerin

am Dienstag, dem 7. Februar 2012, um 19 Uhr
im Gemeinschaftshaus der Nordischen Botschaften, Rauchstr. 1, 10787 Berlin.

Die Monografie „Rúri“ wird von der Künstlerin gemeinsam mit Dr. Christian Schoen in englischer Sprache präsentiert. Im Anschluss zeigt sie die zehnminütige Videoperformance „Vocal-VI“, die sich kritisch mit dem ökologischen Ungleichgewicht auseinandersetzt.

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Rúrí – Retrospective

(20.01.2012)

Upcoming: March 3rd – May 5th  2012

Rúrí – Retrospective exhibition
National Gallery of Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland
curator Christian Schoen

National Gallery of Iceland

Book launch Austria

(28.10.2011)

Saturday November 5th. at 14:30
On the occasion of the launching of the monograph Rúrí in the Deep Space at Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, the editor Christian Schoen will present the book, followed by an artist talk. And the artist will show a new video performance.

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Rúrí – monograph

(07.10.2011)

The first comprehensive monograph on the artist, with a catalogue raisonné.

Edited by: Christian Schoen
Texts by: Laufey Helgadóttir, Dorothea van der Koelen, Halldór Björn Runólfsson, Christian Schoen and Gunnar J. Árnason
Language: English 208 pages, 296 images, hard cover

Hatje Cantz (Ostfildern) 2011 ISBN 978-3-7757-2995-6

more informatin / order Hatje Cantz

 

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Exhibition extended

(06.10.2011)

HÖHENRAUSCH.2
Bridges in the Sky
at OK “Offenes Kulturhaus” in Linz, Austria
May 12 – October 16 2011 (extended until October 23)
Already the exhibition has received more than 220 thousand visitors

And that also means that the installation Archive – Endangered Waters been visited by about half a million individuals since its first exhibit in Venice.

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