Late January 2018 AWARE honoured the work of Rúrí by publishing an article on their website …
Icelandic multimedia visual artist.
Rúrí has explored almost all of the artistic mediums: painting, sculpture, writing, photography, film, multimedia installations and performance art. After studying at the Reykjavík School of Fine Arts and the Vrije Academie in The Hague, she began a career underpinned by a critical approach to society with her performance Golden Car (1974), in which Iceland discovered a frail young woman destroying a golden Mercedes with a sledgehammer. This symbolic aspect of her activism …
RESTORING THE PRESENCE OF 20th-CENTURY WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE HISTORY OF ART
Women artists are under-represented, if not completely absent, in art books, exhibitions and museum collections.
AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions is a non-profit organisation, co-founded in 2014 by Camille Morineau, art historian and specialist in the history of women artists. Its goal is the creation, indexation and distribution of information on women artists of the 20th century, backed by 4 programmes:
Who are They?
AWARE’s website is an online resource available to everyone. It is complemented by a documentation centre in Paris – the AWARE (Lab).