Colors Of Belonging
This book is published in connection with the opening of the exhibition Ecosystem of colors in the Reykjavík Art Museum at Kjarvalsstaðir. The exhibition follows Hildur Bjarnadóttir's research fellowship at the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme and Bergen Academy of Art and Design where Bjarnadóttir was a researcher from 2012 to 2015. The exhibition was also presented at Bergen Kjøtt in Norway, 2015.
The book and exhibition Ecosystem of colors are based on the artist's work over the last three years but basically encapsulates Bjarnadóttir's ideas from the beginning of her career in the late eighties. Her work reflects her ideas about the nature of painting, through materials, methods and the origin of colors. Bjarnadóttir builds her paintings with threads which she dyes before the work is woven. Her methods connect the work with the female experience and knowledge of crafts which once was common but has become rare.
The artist's relationship with her environment and her origin reflects a strong connection between man and nature, material and origin, between the past and the present. In her works, culture meets daily life, as her contemplation, her interpreting and processing argue important ideas regarding respect for our nature, our history and values from the past, which we are responsible for carrying into the future. Many thanks to the authors of articles in the book, as well as to others who have lent a hand with the publishing and preparing of the exhibitions.
- 111 pages
- Language: English and Icelandic
- Published: 2016
- Publishers: Norwegian Artistic Research and Fellowship Programme/Bergen Academy of Art and Design/Reykjavík Art Museum
- Size: 20 cm x 26 cm
- Weight: 475 g