The Wildflower: Hafnarborg - Centre of Culture and Fine Art

29 August - 8 November 2020 

The Wildflower focuses a futuristic lens on that which is deeply familiar – our delicate flora clinging to rock – as it takes root in new stories. Through this lens, audiences re-engage a swell of complex emotions and an acute awareness of our fragile world and our place in it. Artists from Iceland and Canada cultivate new space for a dynamic collision of climate activism, interspecies ecologies, feminism and craft-based practice in contemporary art.

Urging forward a renewed interest in traditional materials connected to local culture, artists transform wood, marble, plant dye, flowers, metal into new visions of textile, sculpture, painting and stained glass armour.


Participating artists: Arna Óttarsdóttir, Asinnajaq, Eggert Pétursson, Emily Critch, Jón Gunnar Árnason, Justine McGrath, Katrina Jane, Leisure, Nína Óskarsdóttir, Rúna Þorkelsdóttir and Thomas Pausz.

Curated by Becky Forsythe and Penelope Smart.

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