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Announcing Saga Unnsteinsdottir’s Exhibition “How I sleep at night.”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition How I sleep at night. by Saga Unnsteinsdottir on October 20 (Sat), 21 (Sun) and 27 (Sat), 28 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2018, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Saga Unnsteins, born in 1992. Icelandic, internationally based artist educated in Visual Art, FB, Reykjavik, Iceland (2012), and Lasalle Collage of the arts, Singapore (2016).
Work with Multiple disciplines and mediums, drawing inspiration from many ideas and concepts but always invested in the idea of boundary breaking, hierarchies and the idea of animism (or the inherent value of things).
Saga’s works have so far been displayed in various group and solo shows in Iceland, Singapore and in Japan.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

This is how I sleep at night after a day of playing spider.
These drawings grew out of those calm nights before themselves became even more still dreams in the nights to follow.
It all blends together; sleep, play, work. I had all the time in the world and this is what happened.

Saga Unnsteinsdottir “How I sleep at night.”
Exhibition style: drawing, installation
Exhibition venue: Studio Kura Gallery
Date: October 20 (Saturday), 21 (Sunday), 27 (Saturday), 28 (Sunday) 11:00 to 17:00.
Entrance fee: 1000 yen to purchase an Itoshima Art Festival 2018 (900 yen in advance, free entrance for kids aged under 7)
* We will hold an opening tour on Saturday the 20th, starting at 11:00.
* The exhibition by other current residence artists and other domestic & international artists will be held during the art festival period in Nijo area.

Saga Unnsteinsdottir

Saga Unnsteinsdottir (Iceland) Residence: October 2018

Saga Unnsteins, born in 1992. Icelandic, internationally based artist educated in Visual Art, FB, Reykjavik, Iceland (2012), and Lasalle Collage of the arts, Singapore (2016).
Work with Multiple disciplines and mediums, drawing inspiration from many ideas and concepts but always invested in the idea of boundary breaking, hierarchies and the idea of animism (or the inherent value of things).
Saga’s works have so far been displayed in various group and solo shows in Iceland, Singapore and in Japan.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
Art, similarly to our dreams, is a resistance – in that it is an alternative and escape form the everyday and the conditions we are subjected to there within. However , apparently, the brain can not create new information but only cobble together what is already been experienced previously.
This is how different the word could be if we arranged it in a different way.
A utopia created from the banal.

Within each object, place or person already exist the means of resistance and subversion – a world of contradiction.
In my work my aim to embrace that contradiction – exploring the hidden worlds found between the borders, boundaries and hierarchies I see everyday.
Art and life. Trash and art. The magical and the mundane.

*Saga Unnsteinsdottir participated in the artist in residency program at Studio Kura in October 2017. Her exhibition “Bitten by a radioactive artist” was held on Oct 26 to 28 in 2017.

– Website: Saga-unn.com

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Announcing Saga Unnsteinsdottir’s Exhibition “Bitten by a radioactive artist”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Bitten by a radioactive artist by Saga Unnsteinsdottir on October 26 (Thu) to 28 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Saga Unnsteinsdottir graduated in 2012 from FB Breiðholt Collage with an Icelandic Students’ Prof in Visual arts and from Lasalle Collage of the arts, Singapore, in 2016 with a BA(hons) in Fine arts. During her studies Saga specialized in Painting but has worked in multiple mediums; Illustration, Video and installation.

Borders and play are themes through out a lot of Saga’s work up until now. Where she is interested in the idea of transformation – things contradicting or even resisting themselves -.
Questioning the stability of what surrounds us in the everyday, exploring or experimenting with just how easily thing could be altered beyond recognition.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Because Arachne was no longer human her weaving was not of consequence to the gods.
Reading between the lines the Greek myth of Arachne brings up some questions on the nature of art.
How do we as a people come to see some labor as art, is art not like an animal impulse?
Maybe only god should make that distinction.

Saga Unnsteinsdottir “Bitten by a radioactive artist”
Date: October 26 (Thursday) to 28 (Saturday), 11:00 to 18:30, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition closing party and an artist talk on 28th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Saga Unnsteinsdottir

Saga Unnsteinsdottir (Iceland) Residence: October 2017

Saga graduated in 2012 from FB Breiðholt Collage with an Icelandic Students’ Prof in Visual arts and from Lasalle Collage of the arts, Singapore, in 2016 with a BA(hons) in Fine arts.
During her studies Saga specialized in Painting but has worked in multiple mediums; Illustration, Video and installation.

Borders and play are themes through out a lot of Saga’s work up until now. Where she is interested in the idea of transformation – things contradicting or even resisting themselves -.
Questioning the stability of what surrounds us in the everyday, exploring or experimenting with just how easily thing could be altered beyond recognition.

During the artist residency Saga will be revisiting animism for inspiration – how things, sceneries and images can possess a power over people and subjects. Living things losing their agency and the ‘dead’ acting out.

Announcing Saga Unnsteinsdottir’s Exhibition “Bitten by a radioactive artist” at Studio Kura

– Saga Unnsteinsdottir’s website

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