hem : HJEM : koti : heim : heima : angerlarsimaffik
June 21st - August 24th, 2014
In this exhibition, the Nordic artgroup CON-TEX explores issues of identity and belonging in relation to the concept of “home”. What is the relationship between the individual and the home?
"Home" reflects a strong sense of belonging, usually attached to a dwelling or an area; it's where one belongs; it's one’s base and often the starting point for one's life. The home provides the setting for one’s intimate sphere, where one feels protected; a private space where life unfolds for better or worse. This is the place to which one can retire to seek rest, peace, comfort – as a family or alone; by oneself. It's usually when we're at home that we can "let go" or "recharge".
But it can also be experienced differently. A home can be experienced as highly challenging or limiting. For some, home is where you come from, for others, where you are going or perhaps escaping from. One may ask whether home is a place - or a state of mind? What is this longing for home?
The group’s 33 artists, that share a passion for so-called artists’ books – works of art that make use of the book’s characteristics, such as shape and medium, each contribute with one or more "books”, conceptualizing on the exhibition's theme.
CON-TEXT is composed of the following 33 artists from Denmark, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden:
Anna Lindgren, Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Anne Bjørn, Arnannguaq Høegh, Arnþrúður Ösp Karlsdóttir, Áslaug Jónsdottir, Bente Elisabeth Endresen, Beinta av Reyni, Bodil Rosenberg, Bryndis Bragadóttir, Dorthe Bøtker, Erika Tysse, Giuli/Gulla R. Larsen, Gunilla Åsberg, Göta Friedeborg Svensson, Hanne Matthiesen, Helga Pálina Brynjólfsdottir, Ingríður Óðinsdóttir, Jessie Kleemann, Joe Ingvartsen, Jóhanna Margrét Tryggvadóttir, Juha Juro, Julia Pars, Lis Rejnert Jensen, Marianne Laimer, Pia Fonnesbech, Raija Jokinen, Rita Marhaug, Sigurborg Stefansdóttir, Susanne Helweg, Svanborg Matthiasdóttir, Synnöve Dickhoff og Tina Gjerulff.