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Fritz Hendrik
Draumareglan
30. 06. 2018 - 19. 08. 2018
 
Fritz Hendrik is an Icelandic artist currently living in Reykjavík. Fritz Hendrik is interested in the act of both the conscious and unconscious staging in life, art and culture. Fritz also tackles the relationship between tradition, perception and knowledge in his works. What do we know, how do we know it and what are we looking at?
In his work he explores these subjects through different fictional strategies, e.g. in close collaboration with the fictional scholar and theorist Fræðimaðurinn (e. The Scholar) who is an expert in looking at the world through the ‘Grey veil’ as he calls it, revealing the more grey and poetic aspects of life.
Draumareglan (e. Routine Dream) is a show made under the influence of The Scholar and his ideas about the importance of a stable sleep routine.
Fritz Hendrik’s body of works consists mainly of installations, paintings, sculpture, photographs and video.
 
Opening hours
Wed to Sun 12 – 18
Thu 12 – 21
Closed on Mondays/Tuesdays

Kling & Bang
The Marshallhouse
Grandagarður 20
101 Reykjavík

Public Transportation
Bus number: 14
Stop: Grandi

Admission
Free

Kling & Bang works in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna and The City of Reykjavík
 
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Arnar Ásgeirsson / Bergur Ebbi / Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir / Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir / Sæmundur Þór Helgason/ Félag Borgara
Prófessjónal Amatör
30. 06. 2018 - 19. 08. 2018
 
“When does the amateur become professional?”

“What creates a professional?”



When it comes to art-making, what determines who is deemed professional?
Among the many acts and ways of making art, the idea of the ‘professional’ artist seems to be that of an individual who is able to create value acknowledged both culturally and economically, whose actions and works are validated by institutions within society. In this context, the amateur is an individual fuelled by passion and interest but unable to create cultural or economic value on a societally significant scale. The divide between the two is neither clear nor permanent; it can go and has gone through endless variations and modulations with time: they are two extremes between which
individuals who partake in cultural production find themselves.

A main source of such validation is being accepted into the archive of institutions such as museums and other art and cultural centres. This creates, as pointed out by Boris Groys in his book On the New, incentive in market value because such a position is then considered a solid investment.
The amateur can thus view their lack of economic value, or the lack/ withholding of a larger collective validation, as a form of resistance- yet the tides of cultural trends remain highly unpredictable. Yesterday’s trash turns too quickly into today’s treasure; today’s waste may well be adulated in the collective archive of tomorrow.

Opening Saturday 30 of June at 5 pm at Kling and Bang Gallery in the Marshall house, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir will have a live performance at the opening.
 
Curator
Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir

Opening hours
Wed to Sun 12 – 18
Thu 12 – 21
Closed on Mondays/Tuesdays

Kling & Bang
The Marshallhouse
Grandagarður 20
101 Reykjavík

Public Transportation
Bus number: 14
Stop: Grandi

Admission
Free

Kling & Bang works in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna and The City of Reykjavík
 
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Cornelia Sollfrank
À la recherche de l’information perdue
07. 07. 2018 - 07. 07. 2018
 
a recherche de l’information perdue - Some technofeminist reflections on Wikileaks.

The Performance lecture starts at 4.30 pm Saturday 7th of July. Attn. only this one time.

Performance lecture by Cornelia Sollfrank that makes a (cyber-)feminist comment on the entanglements of gender, technology and information politics.

In her text assemblage the artist takes us on an adventurous trip into the realm of zeros and ones, of data and pure information, of ciphers, signifiers and figures. On the other side of reality we encounter suspected heroes, leaks and phreaks, engineers of escape who control our secret desires. Rape can be performed in many ways. In a state of total transparency: what shall we eat, when society feeds upon the repressed? Knowing yourself means knowing what to look for.

Cornelia Sollfrank (PhD) is an artist, researcher and university lecturer who is based in Berlin. Recurring subjects in her artistic work in and about digital media and network culture are new forms of (political) organization, authorship and intellectual property, gender and technofeminism. She was co-founder of the collectives women-and-technology, -Innen and Old Boys Network and currently does research at Zürich University of the Arts in the field of art&commons. More info at: artwarez.org
 
 
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