Sunday September 11th at 2 p.m., we invite you to a guided tour of our newly opened autumn exhibition, high tide – low tide, led by curator Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir, along with a few of the artists participating in the exhibition. The artists involved in the talk will be Alda Mohr Eyðunardóttir, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir and Tadashi Ono. The event will be in Icelandic and English.
The exhibition features the work of seven artists. Many of them were brought up on islands and all of them come from countries where the sea is one of the wellsprings of society; at once, a way out into the wider world, and a barrier to what lies beyond. They have all stood by the sea, suspended in their powerlessness and strength.
Alda Mohr Eyðunardóttir (1997) was born and raised in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, and is a student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She has been featured in several group exhibitions at the Faroe Islands National Gallery, the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands and the North Atlantic House in Copenhagen. In 2019, Eyðunardóttir had her first solo exhibition in Torshavn.
Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir (1980) lives and works in Iceland and in Berlin. She studied at the Iceland University of the Arts and Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. Tryggvadóttir has had several solo exhibitions in both Iceland and Germany, including at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and Reykjavík Art Museum, as well as exhibiting in group exhibitions across Europe and in Mexico City and Buenos Aires. In 2021, Tryggvadóttir was awarded the Guðmunda Kristinsdóttir Art Prize as an outstanding Icelandic Woman Artist.
Tadashi Ono (1960) was born in Tokyo, but he now lives and works in Paris and Arles, France. After studying ecology and botany, he graduated with an MA degree in art photography from École nationale supérieure de la photographie in Arles. Ono’s works have been exhibited at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Kyotographie Festival and the Rencontres internationals de la photographie d’Arles, among other places.
Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir is an independent curator and scholar, working in Iceland and Denmark. In recent years, she has curated exhibitions at the National Gallery of Iceland, the LÁ Art Museum, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography and Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen. Sigrún Alba is the author of various books and academic papers on photography, contemporary art and history, like Snjóflygsur á næturhimni (Mál og menning, 2022), concerning the interplay between photography, memory and reality, being released this week.
Free entry – everyone welcome.