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Borrowed Time Icelandic Artists Look Forward

10-15-2016 THROUGH 2-11-2017
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Untitled (Detail), 2000/06. National gallery of Iceland

SAT—10-15-2016 THROUGH SAT—2-11-2017
WED—12–7 PM

Borrowed Time: Icelandic Artists Look Forward presents the work of contemporary Icelandic artists currently engaged in the global dialogue on sustainability and the issues—environmental, economic, cultural, and social—that surround it. Featuring photography, video, collage, and installation, the exhibition invites viewers to challenge their assumptions and explore new modes of seeing.

Borrowed Time includes work by Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Kristín Bogadóttir, Bjarki Bragason, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, The Icelandic Love Corporation, Rósa Gísladóttir, Ásthildur B. Jónsdóttir, Anna Líndal, Ólöf Nordal, Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, and Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson, among others.

About the curator

Ásthildur B. Jónsdóttir (b. 1970) is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Art Education at the Iceland Acamdey of the Arts. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Iceland and University of Lapland Rovaniemi, focusing on the potential of contemporary art in education on sustainability.

Jónsdóttir holds an MA from New York University, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Iceland.

Hours & Admission

WED—12–7 PM

Presented by the American-Scandinavian Foundation, Borrowed Time: Icelandic Arts Look Forward was curated by Ásthildur B. Jónsdóttir and organized by Listasafn Árnesinga/LÁ Art Museum, Hveragerði. Presentation of the exhibition at Scandinavia House has been made possible in part by Iceland Naturally, The Consulate General of Iceland in New York, and the Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations.