Opening Today: 'Still Life' - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Opening Today: ‘Still Life’

Opening Today: ‘Still Life’

Published July 25, 2015

Ciarán Daly
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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” So says Ferris Bueller, fictional protoyuppy and sociopath. One good thing about still life, though, is that it doesn’t move at all, so you can stop AND look at it. This fourth exhibition in the young artist-run Kunstschlager series reworks the classic still life for 2015 using a variety of contemporary mixed-media techniques and methods. Each of the nineteen prominent local artists featured—such as Arna Óttarsdottir, Þorvaldur Jónsson, Sindri Leifsson, and others—were asked to create a new piece inspired by an object of their choosing. This postmodern still life exhibit encourages us to stop and appreciate the smaller, simpler things in life.

The exhibit is running until August 4 at Reykjavík Art Museum: Hafnarhúsið. Admission is 1,400 ISK. Check out our full listing here

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