Some things . . .

Solo show
Iselp, Bruxelles (BE)

GUDNY ROSA INGIMARSDOTTIR

 

The art center ISELP welcomes Icelandic artist Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir for her first major retrospective exhibition in Belgium. The solo show is curated by Catherine Henkinet.

Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir (1969°) is an Icelandic artist who lives and works in Brussels since 1995 and remains active on the Icelandic art scene. She has had several solo exhibitions dedicated to her work across Europe, the most recent of which “… ( inner sunrise)” is currently on show at the Irène Laub gallery until December 21.

The exhibition some things… presents us with some things from the artist’s singular universe. Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir’s work results from the delicate interplay of a multitude of techniques and a wide range of mediums. For example, the recurrent paper in her work is used in different forms (scraps of wallpaper, small preserved pieces, tracing paper) which is then cut, sewn, glued, re-glued and even painted or embedded.

Over the course of the installations, various forms are revealed, which are at once abstract and figurative. Added to this is the importance that the artist gives to words, titles and typography, which all serve to challenge the viewer’s point of view. These some things form a silent world composed of subtle interplay between opposites: the verbal and the non-verbal, fiction and reality, technicality and finesse…

To produce her exhibition, the artist immersed herself in ISELP’s space, staying there alone for several days. She uses the architecture of the space like fragments of works and also as a place to host harvested, rearranged, rediscovered and sometimes hidden elements, demanding the visitor’s undivided attention.

It’s in this contemplative atmosphere that on the evening of the 14th of February, the Belgian composer, conductor and cellist, Jean-Paul Dessy (1963°), will play his cello during a captivating concert entitled …come from within.

In the context of this exhibition, ISELP along with CFC-editions have coedited, an eponymous publication offering another form of incursion into the artist’s work. In its printed form, some things… is an artist’s book that arranges works and details of works, exhibition viewings, fragments of workshops and texts. Among these, one is of the art critic, Filip Luyckx, and the other that of the curator of the exhibition, Catherine Henkinet. These texts help to illuminate the work of Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir.

 


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