KÓPAVOGUR ART MUSEUM
May 27 20:00 May 27 — August 21 2016
Tuesday–Sunday 11 AM–5 PM
Sara Björnsdóttir‘s exhibition Flâneur is an autobiographical journey through the artist‘s mystical state of mind during a much needed working period in London. She simulates the lyrical demeanor of the flâneur who strolls aimlessly through the city in search of everything and nothing. Text works and collages create stories, moments, feelings of anguish and rebellion. Sara intertwines these works with a spoken narrative about her problems, adventures and eccentric state of mind during this time.
Björnsdóttir‘s artwork borders the political and personal, taking a direct approach to her subject matter. Her personal insights can often tug at our heartstrings as well as sting by revealing harsh truths. She works with ideas and issues that interact directly with her personal life. In performances, video works and other media we have seen her enact ordinary actions – such as smoking a cigarette, drinking wine or simply laughing.
Sara Björnsdóttir was born in Reykjavík in 1962. She studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London in 1996-1997 and Iceland College of Art and Crafts in 1991-1995. She has worked extensively as an artist since graduation and has exhibited her work in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows. The exhibition is her largest solo show in recent years.
Curator: Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir