The Living Art Museum proudly presents the exhibition Ragna Róbertsdóttir Between mountain and tide, opening March 24, 2018 at 4pm. The exhibition considers works in light of their current time and location, more than thirty years from Ragna´s first solo exhibition in The Living Art Museum in 1986.
Between mountain and tide traces a record through landscape, evidence of Ragna's meticulous relation to materials found in nature. Confronted by the remains of quiet volcanoes, the evolution of shells washed up out of the sea or multiples of cut lava, these materials mark an innate compulsion to see, feel, collect and contain before being able to understand. They form microcosms for the world – not in the least Ragna´s – and make effort to grasp it.
A carefulness is paid towards works in lava, pumice, glass, salt, shells and neon-plastic, placed within the architecture of the walls, the floor, the frames found in the museum. Their minimalism exposes the vulnerability that just as we move, nature moves, changing with the shifts in time and because of us.
Ragna Róbertsdóttir reveals to us that the environment is incapable of being indifferent towards our human existence, our impression securely upon its surface. Landscape still consuming us in her process and energy, but, as Markus Þór Andrésson points out, it is us who make it.
Curated by Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir and Becky Forsythe
Exhibition design by Ásmundur Hrafn Sturluson