Sigurdur Gudmundsson : Situations and other photo works 1970-1982

Présentation des oeuvres photographiques de Sigurdur Gudmundsson dans le cadre de l'édition 2010 de PARIS PHOTO.

Informations pratiques

Dates : 18-21 novembre 2010
Lieu : Carrousel du Louvre,
99 rue de Rivoli,
75001 Paris

Métro : Station Palais-Royal / Musée du Louvre (lignes 1 et 7)
Bus : Station Palais-Royal (Théâtre de la Comédie Française n°21, 27, 39, 81, 95)

Communiqué d'i8 Gallery :

i8 Gallery at Paris Photo | 18 - 21 November 2010

SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON | Situations and other photo works 1970-1982

PARIS PHOTO, Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris | i8 Gallery is at stand B40.

We are very pleased to announce a special presentation at Paris Photo of Sigurdur Gudmundsson's photo works from the Seventies. This collection of works by Gudmundsson (b. 1942), represents a period in the artist’s career during which he focused solely on the medium of photography, yet conceived his work in terms of sculpture and poetry.

These photographs, influenced by Fluxus and conceptual art, and collectively titled Situations, construct a certain poetic and philosophical vision through a series of staged situations where the artist himself is a stand-in for a persona caught in different circumstances. Each mise-en-scène frames human existence in a humorous and pointed way, confronting the balance between nature and culture. Gudmundsson juxtaposes his meditations on existential questions, such as D’où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous? (Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?), with an imaginative interpretation of the environment and elements of fantasy. At the same time, he positions human beings as part of nature, and offers viewers a fresh angle on the interpretation and experience of culture. The artist’s symbolism is drawn from subjects which range from science to fairytales, though his main source is daily life. Unlike some of the drier conceptual art of the seventies, Gudmundsson’s work is a dynamic meeting of lyricism, humor, and melancholia.

For further information please contact Börkur Arnarson on +354 551 3666 or borkur@i8.is

 

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