Katrín Sigurđardóttir’s sculptures explore the relationship between real and imaginary places; her magical installations and architectural creations play with space and time, scale and medium. In the last few years her constructions have been steadily gaining prominence. Only recently she created a site-specific installation at New York’s Met Museum, which involved a meticulous rendering of two of the museum's 18th century rooms in a reduced scale and ghostly white hue. She also represented Iceland at the 2013 Venice Biennale with her much-vaunted piece, Foundation, where she covered a disused space with ornamental tiles.
For the Parasol unit Wharf Road show, Sigurđardóttir has created a mythic grotto-like installation that extends through the ceiling of the ground level to the floor above. Supra Terram explores the dichotomies of perception between the large-scale grotto downstairs and the bird’s eye view upstairs. Immersive yet disorientating, Sigurđardóttir forces us to question our relationship with the space around us.
Thought-provoking and immensely playful, Katrín Sigurđardóttir lights up Parasol unit this summer.
|What||Katrín Sigurđardóttir: Supra Terram, Parasol unit|
|Where||Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Rd , London , N1 7RW | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Old Street (underground)|
12 Jun 15 – 08 Aug 15, Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 – 5 pm
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