Double Bind in the Living Art Museum

The Living Art Museum opens a group show on Mars 5th featuring new works by nine international artists. During the opening artist Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson will perform his work “Butterfly Blues”, a nomadic concert performance

The artist presented in the show are; Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Berglind Jóna, Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen, Lina Lapelyt, Viktorija Rybakova and Augustas Serapinas and the exhibition is curated by Maya Tounta & Just Jonutyt

Rupert, center for Art and Education in Lithuania, in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Art / KHiO in Norway and The Living Art Museum in Iceland present Double Bind, a traveling exhibition, lecture series and publication, spanning a period of 6 months, 5 locations and multiple states of mind

The inaugural show opened in Vilnius on October 14th, 2015. It then traveled to Pabrad, Visaginas, Oslo and now to Reykjavik.

“Double Bind aims to restore a sense of political agency to private psychological practices associated with failure. A confessional tone was assumed by works, architecture and curators alike; a tone regarded as an insurgent force rallying against congealed understandings of psychological pathology and illness and the language of seemingly dispassionate argument in which these are commonly expressed.”
-Excerpt from text by Maya Tounta.

The exhibition will also take the form of a lecture series and publication with contributions by Florian Cramer, Travis Jeppesen, Nina Power, Joshua Simon and Marina Vishmidt, as well as workshops in Pabrad and Visaginas with Augustas Serapinas and Felix Gmelin.

The Living Art Museum is located in Breiðholt in Völvufell 13-21, 111 Reykjavík and opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 12:00 – 17:00 and weekends 13:00 – 17:00 during the exhibition. The show is on until April 17th and admission is free


Image: Butterfly Blues by Styrmi Örn Guðmundsson. Detail, ink drawings on paper, 2015