Sustained Expansion

Sigrún Ólafsdóttir

MuMo Praha 20/2/2014 – 14/6/2014

For the first time ever, leading Icelandic artist Sigrún Ólafsdóttir will present her work in the Czech Republic.
The museum’s purist exhibition spaces will showcase works of art that seek an answer to the forces generated within the human psyche. Through the technologically demanding use of diverse materials such as leather, iron and wood, Ólafsdóttir has created an unusually alluring body of work, full of tension and mystery. Her objects, both those hung on the wall as well as those placed within the gallery space, evoke an almost ceremonial or religious atmosphere. Upon closer examination, the tension increases – obsessively, erotically.

We are witness to veiling and unveiling, a hidden game of double meanings followed by cold objectiveness and strict discipline. With mathematical precision and tenacity, Sigrún Ólafsdóttir succeeds in playing with her own fantasy and giving it physical form. Her work possesses several aspects that resonate with the museum’s spaces and atmosphere.

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