Artist Talk – Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir

Sunday February 9th at 2 p.m., there will be an artist talk about the exhibition Far, where Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir, artist, will speak about her works and the dialogue that takes place between her works and those of Ralph Hannam, an amateur photographer who was active in Iceland in the mid-20th century.

Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir and Ralph Hannam came to photography by unconventional routes. Þórdís is an artist, using photography as her medium of choice, without focusing specifically on its technological aspects. Ralph was an amateur photographer and judging by the work he left behind, it is evident that he used photography as a means of artistic expression. The interplay between their work is both persuasive and uninhibited, as form itself is their motif. The visual dialogue that takes place at the exhibition originates in the surrounding environment – everyday life – reminding us that beauty may be seen in surprising places.

Þórdís Jóhannesardóttir was born in 1979 and she completed a BFA from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2007, as well as an MFA from the same school in 2018. During her career, she has worked both as a solo artist and in collaboration with Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir, under the title Hugsteypan. Þórdís has exhibited both in Iceland and abroad.

Free entry and everyone welcome.