CYCLE FESTIVAL AT PAVILION NORDICO
The exhibition ‘Reaccion A Islandia’ shows contemporary works by Icelandic visual artists, followed by a performance programme during it´s opening event . The title of the exhibition quotes the poem ‘A Islandia’ written by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges in the late 1920’s. In the poem Borges describes his fascination with Iceland’s history, the Sagas, the language and the unique nature. A fascination that now is shared by millions of tourists that visit the country yearly, making this romanticised narrative somewhat of a mainstream cliché. A cliche that is so ingrown in the natives psyche that it is hard to define the borders between reality and fiction.
‘Reaccion A Islandia’ presents a reaction to that narrative, partly build on the cliché and partly on the non spectacular, mundane reality of a nation finding its way within the global context.
Anna Júlía Fridbjörnsdóttir
Anna Marie Gudmundsdottir Sigmond
Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir
Ivalo Frank + Jessie Kleeman
Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson
ABOUT PAVILION NORDICO
PAVILION NORDICO is the first Nordic residency & art centre in South America, opening its doors in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in early 2019. The project awards up to 10 creators with a one-month residency in a historical villa in the heart of the city, where they will have a chance to share and develop their work. In addition, a public program of exhibitions, talks and workshops held at select locations in the Nordic region, Europe and Argentina will bring together Nordic creators with local and international talent. PAVILION NORDICO was founded by Jali Wahlsten and Sara Løve Daðadóttir and is developed in collaboration with a group of Nordic and international art professionals. PAVILION NORDICO is supported by The Nordic Culture Fund and The Nordics.