Artist’s talk at the Nordic House: Anssi Pulkkinen on Street View (Reassembled)

Finnish artist Anssi Pulkkinen will talk about his work Street View (Reassembled) displayed at the Nordic House for the Reykjavik Arts Festival and answer your questions.

The talk will be held in English.

 

This artwork by the Finnish artist Anssi Pulkkinen consists of ruins of a destructed home which has been shipped from Syria by sea to Europe. The material has been sourced from destroyed Syrian homes with the full consent of the owners of the property and building matters. The remains of these homes contain concrete parts of walls, floor, stairs, and roofing from the site, but it will not be possible to identify the exact location of the history of the house itself.

 

Pulkkinen creates a caravan-like installation from the ruins. A wrecked house symbolises the loss of home at many levels.
It portrays homelessness at a universal, humane level and at the same time speaks its own concrete language of the lost history of one real family.

 

 

This talk is part of the extensive and diverse programme of events connected to the artwork Street View (Reassembled) organised by the Reykjavik Arts Festival, the Nordic House and Red Cross.

Through its diversity, through discussions and encounters, through discoveries and learnings, this rich connected programme is thought as a platform for migrants and asylum seekers to share a piece of their home and aims to give to the artwork resonance in Iceland.

All the events are free and open to all.

Reykjavik Arts Festival worked closely with the Red Cross and The Nordic House for a programme of context :

Anssi Pulkkinen Artist Talk : 5 June at 5 PM at the Nordic House
Musical Journeys : 5 June at 9 PM in Festival Hub
Pillow Talk peformances : 7 June 5-8 PM / 8 June 10 AM-8 PM / 9 June 10 AM-6 PM at the Nordic House
Story Circle: 10 June at 2 PM in Nordic House
The Right to Home Seminar : 12 June at 5 PM in Festival Hub
Arabic Foodfest : 16 June at 6 PM in Nordic House
Arabian Night : 16 June at 9 PM in Festival Hub