The exhibition “Tími – Afstædi – Gildi” (“Time – Relativity – Value”) by the awarded Icelandic visual artist Rúrí has been extended to May 6. The exhibition provides an overview of her work.
The exhibition opened on February 3 in the cultural center Gerduberg in Reykjavík in relation to a conference where the artist was questioned by art expert Laufey Helgadóttir, art philosopher Gunnar J. Árnason and art expert and director of the National Gallery of Iceland, Halldór B. Runólfsson.
Rúrí first made an appearance on the Icelandic art scene when she “attacked” a golden Mercedes Benz with a sledgehammer on August 8, 1974, in central Reykjavík to demonstrate materialism.
In an interview after her performance, Rúrí told reporters that she “had no interest in engaging herself with living room art.”
Rúrí has always, directly or indirectly, used humans as inspiration for her work; the environment, knowledge and objects that humans use to frame their world, as described in a press release issued by Gerduberg this week.
Rúrí has also incorporated political issues into her art work. She has used various materials for her work, because she feels the ideology behind her art is more important than what it is made of.
“To me, art is philosophy,” Rúrí once said.
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