Unnar Örn Cycle

Unnar örn

In his practice Unnar Örn traces fragments from recent history and stages them within sociopolitical context, often combining them with personal collections of artifacts from present-day politics and culture. His narrative based research has led him to investigate the principal framework and procedures involved in history construction of financial institutions, local archives in Iceland, and collections of European museums. A preoccupation with the power of historiographies and institutional hierarchies has led him to push and pull at the symbolic and sometimes physical boundaries of the exhibition site, at the same time exploring national myths and the constructions of historical narratives.