There are two new exhibitions currently running at the ASÍ Art Museum in Reykjavík, “Archetypos”, in the Ásmundarsalur exhibition space which features textile works by Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir, and “Electrical Fingerprints” by Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir in Gryfja.
The Greek word archetypos refers to “original design”. In the weaving of history we read the pattern of visual turning points and when we enter the exhibition we enter the web, a press release reads in description of Jónsdóttir’s exhibition.
“Electrical Fingerprints” is an installation where Birgisdóttir visualizes her research on purpose/futility which leads to in an equation. Games and systems are present but the rules of the games are never perfect, someone cheats and the system does not work.
Both exhibitions run until February 6. The museum is open every day except Mondays from 1 pm to 5 pm and admission is free.