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.