Community of Sentient Beings – Curatorial Talk

Wiola Ujazdowska

Saturday September 11th at 2 p.m., Wiola Ujazdowska, co-curator of Hafnarborg’s autumn exhibition, Community of Sentient Beings, will lead guests through the exhibition, discuss its concept and individual works. The talk will be in English.

Looking at our connection to the world as a community of sentient beings will allow us to open various paths of investigation, whether it be the relationship between human and nature, human and culture, or human and human. The term sentient being allows us to abandon historically charged definitions, to think of personhood and humans more broadly. At the core of the concept, is an interrogation of the historical and social usage of a category of human, which concerns whom and what we consider part of a community.

The participating artists are Agata Mickiewicz, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Andrea Ágústa Aðalsteinsdóttir, angela rawlings, Anna Wojtyńska, Dans Afríka Iceland, Freyja Eilíf, Gígja Jónsdóttir, Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir, Hubert Gromny, Kathy Clark, Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir, Melanie Ubaldo, Michelle Sáenz Burrola, Nermine El Ansari, Pétur Magnússon, Rúnar Örn Jóhönnu Marinósson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Ufuoma Overo-Tarimo and Wiola Ujazdowska.

The curators of the exhibition are Hubert Gromny and Wiola Ujazdowska.

Following the curator’s talk – and every Saturday during the exhibition period – artist Rúnar Örn Jóhönnu Marinósson will present a performance in connection with his work Suck & Blow Live and Work.