Artist talks, guided tour and music performance in the mesmerising world of The Weather Diaries


16:00-19:00

Dragons and Furlings

Artist talks, guided tour and music performance in the mesmerising world of The Weather Diaries

Lectures will be in English. Welcome!

Program:

4-5 pm: The North Atlantic: Fearless Creativity – Art talk on branding with Bibi Bibi Chemnitz and Guðrun Ludvig (Gudrun&Gudrun).

5-6 pm: Visual artist Shoplifter and Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir, the creator of Kría Jewelry, are two of the participants in The Weather Diaries exhibition at the Nordic House. Both women are Icelandic and for over 20 years they have cultivated their creativity in New York. They will give the audience an insight into their practice and philosophy, sometimes touching on common themes as both are fascinated by the primitive desire of human beings to adorn and beautify themselves. Both of them create work that can exist comfortably in the grey area where art meets design and where the power of imagination is limitless.

6-7 pm: They will be joined by the performance artist and musician Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, former member of Icelandic band múm. Kristín Anna has frequently collaborated with Shoplifter and appears as the Furling in the photographs they created with Cooper and Gorfer for the Weather Diaries exhibition. Kristín Anna will perform her own music and a short version of the soundscape she created for the installation Nervescape by Shoplifter, originally an installation curated by Alanna Heiss for the Clocktower Gallery in New York.

All events at the Nordic House during artfestival Listahátið:

22 May, 4pm – 7pm
Rhythm knitting with fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir.
Music: Sigtryggur Baldursson (drums) and Steingrímur Guðmundsson (tabla).

28 May, 1pm – 3pm
Creative writing workshop for children with Icelandic writer Gerður Kristný.
In Icelandic.

29 May, 11am – 1pm
Creative writing workshop for children with Icelandic writer Gerður Kristný.
In Icelandic.

3 June, 4pm – 5pm
Creativity in the Nordatlantic – art talk with Greenlandic fashion designer Bibi Chemnitz and Guðrun Rógvadóttir from the Faroese fashion brand Guðrun & Guðrun.
In English.

3 June, 5pm – 6pm
Dragons and furlings – art talk with Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (a.k.a. Shoplifter) and Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir from Kría Jewelry.
In English.

3 June, 6pm – 7pm
Music performance by Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir and Shoplifter. Guided tour through the exhibition in English.

Lectures will be in English. Welcome!

Bibi Chemnitz
Swept from the cold dark plains of Greenland to the cobbled streets of Copenhagen, Bibi Chemnitz dabbles with the duality between those cultures. The brand originally set out to develop crisp urban wear, with sporty silhouettes embracing past and present. Bibi Chemnitz now takes small-town Nuuk and the ancient Inuit culture and mashes it up with modern urban cityscapes to create innovative and timeless garments. Graphic, structured and defying ordinary standards, Bibi Chemnitz and her partner David Røgilds, have a sharp new take on shapes, precise tailoring and fresh leisure wear. Bibi Chemnitz lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. www.bibichemnitz.com

Guðrun & Guðrun / Faroe Islands
The Faroese brand Guðrun & Guðrun comprises of designer Guðrun Ludvig and her business partner Guðrun Rógvadóttir. Guðrun Ludvig, with her delicate taste and distinct feel for material and colour, explores the intersection between traditional and new ways of hand knitting. In a climate of cheaply-produced must-have items, Guðrun & Guðrun’s sweaters are long-lasting alternatives that do not compromise on style. Made from Faroese wool that has often been neglected, they are hand knitted by equitably employed women in different corners of the world. The patterns are reminiscent of classial grandfatherly styles, and certainly strike a chord with those craving a more meaningful consumer culture. Guðrun Ludvig lives and works in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. www.gudrungudrun.com

Lectures will be in English. Welcome!

 

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