Three exhibitions will open at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús at 4 pm tomorrow: Fountains by Zilvinas Kempinas, Vera/Creature by Tomas Martišauskis and the joint exhibition Icelandic Video Art from 1975-1990.Fountains by Kempinas.
Lithuanian artist Kempinas has been using magnetic tapes from VHS cassettes to create works that “apparently deny the original functions of the medium, but his works continue to stir up various levels of nostalgias in cultures that are familiar with the tape format, toward a replaced technology.”
The exhibition by Martišauskis, also from Lithuania, consists of a site specific installation described in a press release as “a postmodern take on the relationship between sculptural matter and the space.”
These two exhibitions are part of the Cultural Program of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Icelandic Video Art from 1975-1990, curated by Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir, explores the circumstances of the artists, and asks questions about the preservation of works of video art, and how works of that period should be shown.
Visit the museum’s website for full details.