Visitations

Brynds Snbjrnsdttir / Mark Wilson
Visitations
25.09.2021 - 16.01.2022
Galleries 02 03 04 05

Brynds Snbjrnsdttir and Mark Wilson are a collaborative art partnership. Their interdisciplinary art practice is research-based and socially-engaged, exploring issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human species. Often working in close consultation with experts and amateurs in the field, their work tests cultural constructs and tropes, and human behavior in respect to ecologies, extinction, conservation and the environment.

Visitationsis an exhibition based on their work, in thecollaborative research projectVisitations:Polar Bears Out of Place,undertaken with experts in visual art, folklore, animal- and environmental studies. The aim of the project is to contribute to a growing body of knowledge concerning human/non-human relations in a time of global warming. To this end particular focus is on historic and contemporaryrepresentations ofpolar bear arrivals to Iceland.

The project is funded by the Icelandic Research Fund and hosted at the Iceland University of the Arts, where Snbjrnsdttir holds a professorship and the role of Programme Director in graduate studies within the Department of Fine Art. The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum in Alaska.

Curator: sa Sigurjnsdttir.

Further information on Visitations: Polar Bears out of Place are HERE.