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Gallery Ekkisens

Reykjavík, Iceland



Sound installation by Julius Rothlaender: "C major conspiracy"

Úa von opened the exhibition „Hvítþvottur/Whitewash“ in Ekkisens, the basement of Bergstaðastræti 25B, Saturday the 8th July. The exhibition will be till the 22nd of July and will be open from 16-19 Wednesday to Friday and from 15-18 on weekends. During the exhibition, various performance artist will give performances connected to the concept of Whitewash.


Performance dates: 


Saturday the 15th of July at 16-18 

Tónsion: Halldór Sörli and Victoria Björk."Good people?"

Úavon, "Whitewash".


Thursday the 20th of July at 20

Úavon, "whitewash"

Kolfinna Nikulásdóttir, "Correction"

Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir


Saturday the 22nd of July at 20  

Úavon final Whitewash

Auður Ómarsdóttir, "Man I feel like a woman"

(Artist performance in off white with her father)

An exhibition performed in two cities: Basel, Switzerland and Reykjavík, Iceland. The concept is Whitewash. The audience becomes participants in the exhibition where the objects come partly from them. At the time of the exhibition, people are invited to donate a small object or clothing needed to be preserved, rejuvenated or transformed which is then the material for a whitewash. The objects will go through a process of neutralization, of transformation where most traces are removed and an unknown object appears. At the Finisage people can collect their donations in the form of an art piece, an unknown object like a canvas waiting to have a new past, a new story, whitewashed. 

The idea of whitewash will be investigated from various sides, which will give an opportunity to different creative outbursts. The exhibit is not intended as such to be political even though the concept calls for those references. In this way, an expanded way of expression and translation of the word is opened and interesting to touch upon. The contact surface of the exhibit is the observation of the human being, her biography, and lifespan. How do we define our past and future? How do our actions and past events affect the whole? Where are we situated in the historical context? The exhibition is a collection of drawings, sculptures, installations, performances, sound installation and video that touch directly or indirectly on the concept.

Performance events will be held at the time of the exhibition, mind ignitions and a participation space created.

Úa von (b.1976) studied Visual Art at the Iceland Art Academy of Iceland and graduated from the Bachelor program in 2014. She studied one semester at the Akademie der bildenden Kunste in Vienna. Úa works in a different medium - sculpture, drawings, paintings, performances, sound installations, and videos, often images or visions appearing in the subconscious.

The exhibition in Basel was supported by the Icelandic Art center.


Artists contributing:

Auður Ómarsdóttir
Bjarki Þór Sólmundsson
Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir
Julius Pollux Rothlaender
Kolfinna Nikulásdóttir

Lilja Cardew
Lovísa Lóa Sigurðardóttir
Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir
Tónsion: Halldór Sörli and Victoria Björk

Ynja Johnsdóttir

Curator: Jasper Bock



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