April 13 - June 14, 2017
Thursday April 13, 2017, 6-8pm
Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking. April 13 – June 14, 2017
International Print Center New York presents the first exhibition in New York of prints by Icelandic artists. The exhibition features the work of prominent Icelandic artists Arnar Herbertsson, Birgir Andrésson, Eygló Harðardóttir, Georg Guðni Hauksson, Guðjón Ketilsson, Hallgrímur Helgason, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Kristján Davíðsson, Megas (Magnús Þór Jónsson), Rúna, Rúrí, Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir, Þóra Sigurðardóttir, and Valgerður Guðlaugsdóttir. Also included are works by Dieter Roth, Per Kirkeby, and Roni Horn, artists who are connected to Iceland. The exhibition will feature a printmaking performance by artists Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson and Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson, who will conduct a participatory printmaking event as part of the exhibition’s programming.
Co-curated by Ingibjörg Johannsdóttir, a master printmaker and school headmaster, and Pari Stave, a museum administrator and freelance curator, the exhibition examines why an artist chooses to work in the printmaking medium when the focus of their practice is primarily painting or sculpture, writing or composing. The title refers to the underlying theme of wearing more than one professional hat.
Image: Megas (Magnús Þór Jónsson)