Nautn / Conspiracy of Pleasure

Group exhibition
Nautn / Conspiracy of Pleasure
Akureyri Art Museum
June 11ᵗʰ - August 21ˢᵗ

The focal point of this exhibition is the various laws and manifestations of pleasure. New works from six artists who approach the concept, each from their own perspective and premises; open up a dialogue on the role of pleasure in a philosophical, artistic, and worldly context. The works display obsessive manifestations of modern consumerism and sex life, the flesh in art, the human body as a symbolic phenomenon and inspiration, or simply the primitive pleasure which often accompanies art creation during the struggle with material and texture, compulsions and fetishes.

Where do the boundaries lie between normal and humane nurturing of pleasures and joys, on the one hand, and submitting to them without restraint, on the other hand? When does anything become a fetish? What is the difference between sensuality and excessiveness, eroticism and pornography, beauty and kitsch, desire and addiction, ambition and greed, lofty goals and nonsense? And who has the power to put forth these definitions?

Participating artists: Anna Hallin (born 1965), Birgir Sigursson (born 1960), Eygl Harardttir (born 1964), Gun Kristmannsdttir (born 1965), Helgi Hjaltaln Eyjlfsson (born 1968) and Jhann Ludwig Torfason / Pabbakn (born 1965).

Curators: Hlynur Hallsson, director of Akureyri Art Museum, and Inga Jnsdttir, director of L Art Museum.