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101 Projects Launches Susan Hiller Exhibit

By Iceland Review

An exhibition by renowned visual artist Susan Hiller, “The Last Silent Movie,” opens at the 101 Projects gallery space in Reykjavík today at 5 pm. The project was first exhibited at the Berlin Biennale last year and has since toured Europe.

Death, memories, loss and language are subjects that are repeated throughout Hiller’s work. “The Last Silent Movie” comprises of a video installation and graphic art, including 24 recordings of people speaking their national languages, which are either extinct or on the brink of extinction, that is, spoken by less than ten people.

This is Hiller’s first exhibition in Iceland. However, the artist has visited Iceland on an earlier occasion when she participated in a symposium in Snorrastofa in Reykholt in 2003.

Copyright of photos: Susan Hiller. Courtesy of the Timothy Taylor Gallery, London.

Presentations and panel discussions are organized alongside the opening. Hiller herself, who is American-born but resides in the UK, cannot attend the opening due to health reasons, according to a 101 Projects press release.

The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, Matt’s Gallery and the LABoral Museum in Gijón-Asturias, Spain. It is sponsored by the US Embassy in Iceland and the US Ambassador to Iceland Carol van Voorst will give the opening speech.

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