Artist Talk – Þór Sigurþórsson

Saturday February 10th at 2 p.m., artist Þór Sigurþórsson will welcome guests at the museum and speak about the works he has recently created for the exhibition Pointers, currently on view at Hafnarborg.

The artist’s works are in many ways a collection of suggestions – pointers – that lead viewers on their own journey of discovery. Þór often works with found objects or other seemingly mundane items that he puts into new context, drawing lines of intersection across time and space. Using material that contains remains of time, of repetition and cyclicity, of procession, the artist turns our understanding of everyday items upside down. We instead encounter subtle visual poems, where experience, perception and execution hint at our fleeting world in an enigmatic manner.

Þór Sigurþórsson (b. 1977) graduated with an MFA degree in art from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2008. Previously, he graduated with a BA degree from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2002 and also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Iceland and abroad, such as at the Reykjavík Art Museum and as part of The Wheel, a series of exhibition on art in public space presented by the Reykjavík Association of Sculptors. He has also held a number of solo exhibitions, for example in Y Gallery, Hverfisgallerí and Harbinger. In 2015, Þór was awarded a grant from the foundation of Svavar Guðnason and Ásta Eiríksdóttir.

Free entry – everyone welcome.