In the title of his first solo exhibition in Iceland, UK artist Simon Buckley makes a statement that’s as close to an objective truth as we at the Grapevine have ever come across. ‘Nothing Really Matters (Except Me)’ is consistent with the philosophy of its host gallery, The Living Art Museum: Simon’s pen and ink drawings are rendered directly onto the walls of the host space, and depict the existential dialogue between two characters—“Simon 1” and “Simon 2”—as they attempt to discover the purpose, meaning, and function of their existence. We here at the Grapevine support existential crises in all their forms, especially when channelled into artistic media.
The exhibit takes place at The Living Art Museum’s Núllið location on Bankastræti 0, and it’s open Tuesdays to Sundays, 12:00-17:00 until October 18. For more info on the exhibition, see our listings page!