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The art exhibition Vegamót opens

The art exhibition Vegamót opens

Road race 2023

When walking, time marks tracks that lead life forward in the sense of discovery and experience. An old window finds its way into the composite work of found objects and recalls a forgotten world of utility, light and view. Just as a mirror now serves the function of depth instead of reflection, and ornaments and crafts appear as symbols in a larger context. The situation is faced with facts where the human being is on top with all his different cultures in a structured everyday life.

Where did you come from and where are you going?

At crossroads, we look at the road taken and the unique stops of time with all the baggage that has followed each of us throughout life. Found objects, like people, come from many places and shed light on different cultures, but at the same time are a testimony of the same values ​​and the same desires everywhere you look.

During his 30-year creative career, the artist regularly stands at crossroads, thinks about the path taken and looks at the path that has not been taken. Ideas pop up that have been dormant or in the air for some time, and flow from place to place. Recycling of the self, recycling of ideas, recycling of utilitarian objects, recycling of works of art. The present is recycling and innovation for the future. We are at a crossroads where respect, values, production and the environment need revision and improvement. The exhibition Vegamót offers a small fragment of thinking about who we are.

Aðalheiður S. Eysteinsdóttir was born in Siglufjörður on June 23, 1963 and lived there until 1986, when she moved to Akureyri. She studied at the School of Fine Arts in Akureyri from 1989 to 1993 and has since worked in various jobs in the field of visual arts as well as setting up more than 200 solo exhibitions in 14 countries over a 30-year career. Her works can be found in public places around the country, at the Art Museum in Akureyri, Reykjanesbær Art Museum and in private museums both in Iceland and abroad. Aðalheiður operated Kompuna, a gallery in Akureyri for 8 years, took an active part in the development of the Art Guild in Akureyri and is one of the founders of Verksmiðjunar in Hjalteyri. She has been the treasurer of the Gilfélagin in Akureyri, vice-chairman of the Art Association in Akureyri and is a member of SÍM and the Sculptors' Association. In 2000, she was named Akureyri's Town Artist, and in the same year she began participating in the Dieter Roth Academy. Aðalheiður has received the government's salary several times and was named Town Artist of Fjallabyggðar for 2022.

In December 2011, Aðalheiður bought the People's House in Siglufjörður and has set up a studio there. She also organizes monthly cultural events and has revived Kompuna in a small space there. Aðalheiður received the DV's cultural award in 2015 and was nominated for the Rose of the Year 2017 and 2020 for her work in the People's House and then won the Rose of the Year 2023.

Aðalheiðar's main solo shows are a series of 40 shows that were staged in 14 countries on the occasion of her fortieth birthday and a series of 50 shows on the occasion of her fiftieth birthday. Exhibition in Non Space Árósum 2015, Akureyri Art Museum 2019, Siglufjörður Town Hall 2022. On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Aðalheiðiur will perform 60 performances in 6 days around the country.

Aðalheiðar's studio and home is in Alþýðuhúsin in Siglufjörður and in Freyjulund 604 Akureyri.

adalheidur@freyjulundur.is www.althyduhusid.comwww.freyjulundur.is / /

phone: 865-5091

Saturday, May 27
Menningarhúsið Hof, Strandgata, Akureyri