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Past Exhibitions

 
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Hatching
Apr
6
to Apr 28

Hatching

Dylan Ray Arnold
Samantha Conlon
Fia Doepel
Theo Elias
Tero Niskanen
Frans Nybacka
Emilia Pennanen
Unknown

Magnetic dust rustles, an ancient tree grows in spirals, underwater planets undulate and a large shell trembles slightly as a new creation myth emerges in Hatching, the inaugural exhibition of the art space Kosminen.

Since the beginning of human history, nature and spirituality have played a central role in all art created. Hatching pays homage to this tradition, but approaches both themes as enigmas to be explored rather than motifs to be depicted. The included works by eight artists are all tied together by a pervasive sense of curiosity; a need to penetrate the surface.

With works ranging from installation and sculpture to photography and painting, and with distinctly modern methods like silicone molding and electricity meeting classical painting and drawing, Hatching is a celebration of the polyphonic nature of contemporary art. The artists taking part in the exhibition were invited to contribute as a result of an open call in which we asked people to submit the names of their artist friends rather than their own. This is in accordance with Kosminen's mission, which is to promote friendship and community.

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<< Here are many, many castles >>
Mar
7
to Mar 23

<< Here are many, many castles >>

Research on mythological spaces in Kalevala by Bertille Gosset & Meri Wiikinkoski

Kalevala, most famous for its complex heroes, mythical creatures and virgin suicides, is a multilayered narration. Space is a character on its own, that navigates in parallel to the storyline and creates one dimension of the book. Sometimes it pops up suddenly to give information on the background of the action but it can also become the main story as an oneiric poetical development.

« Here are many, many castles » is a collaboration between two architects, Meri Wiikinkoski from Finland, and Bertille Gosset from France. The exhibition is a way to explore the cultural environment and its ubiquitous representations in our everyday life by two different minds, one being bathed in it since born and the other completely foreign to it.


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Maybe it's the weather
Nov
22
to Dec 8

Maybe it's the weather

Liam Colgan, Patricia Carolina, Juliane Foronda, Mark Furkel, Ýmir Grönvold

Organised by: Ana Victoria Bruno, Sophie Durand and Brontë Jones

‘Maybe it’s the weather’ is a line from the song 'Mama, you been on my mind' originally by Bob Dylan. The line reminds you that there are other reasons for feeling, and these can be external from people and experiences. It’s an excuse but also an explanation that everything is connected and certain circumstances can exacerbate emotional responses to situations. The song indulges continued care but also makes light of the situation in an active way that moves forward rather than wallowing in melancholy and keeping things on your mind.
This exhibition brings together the works of Liam Colgan (AU), Patricia Carolina (MEX), Juliane Foronda (PHL/CAN), Mark Furkel (CAN), Ýmir Grönvold (IS). The moments presented in the exhibition perseverate: repeat and prolong actions, thoughts, or utterances after the stimulus that prompted them have ceased. It’s about being in the world and how we perceive our experiences and the ways in which we can endeavour to [forge] connect[ions] and make things better through simple process and gestures. Because maybe it’s ok, maybe it’s the weather - nobody cares forever.

This is (maybe) the final step of this project. Beginning with the exhibition Maybe it’s the weather at Cool Change Contemporary in Perth, Australia in October, continuing as a book of the same title which launched con-currently in three cities on the 10th of Novembe 2018: Cool Change, Good Press in Glasgow Scotland and OPEN in Reykjavik, Iceland with readings and presentation of new works. The show in Perth is the winter, the book is the coming of change, the moment of connection and this exhibition is the spring - a spring that allows itself to move into summer (despite it being winter).

The book features the works of Ana Victoria Bruno (Argentinian Italian, based Iceland), Shannon Calcott (Australia), Liam Colgan (Australia) Sophie Durand (Australian, based Iceland) Ýmir Grönvold (Iceland) Juliane Foronda (Canada), Mark Ferkul (Canada), Bronte Jones (Australian based in Scotland), Natasha Lall (UK), Patricia Carolina (Mexico, based Iceland), Holly White (UK) and Lieselotte Vloeberghs (Belgium) as a small curated conversation.


Organisers

Ana Victoria Bruno is an Argentinian - Italian arts writer based in Reykjavik, Iceland. She writes regularly for the Icelandic online magazine Artzine.

Sophie Durand’s practice extends from the intersection of sculpture and performance art and draws from anecdotal histories and archives for subject matter. Sophie is from Perth, Australia currently based in Reykjavik, Iceland.
@sophie.l.durand

Brontë Jones is an Australian artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Their practice explores intimate and precarious relationships and the connection to personal technology and homewares.

Artists

Liam Colgan (b. 1993) is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator based in Perth who broadly investigates the fields of sexuality and queer theory in relation to art practice. Their investigations are predominantly take the form of performance and installation. Through these media, Colgan considers how art making might allow individuals to challenge social power structures and navigate the complexities of identity.
@no_fems68

Patricia Carolina (Durango, Mexico; 1993) studied BA in visual arts in the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda" in Mexico City from 2014-2017. Currently, Patricia is in the final year of the Fine Arts program at Listaháskóli Íslands (Iceland Academy of Arts). Patricia lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.
@carolinaalcuadrado

Juliane Foronda is a Filipina-Canadian artist and organizer, originally from Toronto and currently based in Reykjavík. She works predominantly in sculpture, object, intervention and text. Juliane has exhibited in Canada, the USA, Greece, Mexico, Iceland and Norway and Scotland. She graduated with a BA Honours in Studio Art from the University of Guelph, Canada in 2013 and has recently graduated from the MA in Fine Arts programme at the Iceland University of the Arts.
@juliforonda

Mark Ferkul is a Canadian artist working with mail and other correspondence as a means to explore interpersonal relationship through dialogue, text and appropriation.
@sexy_gal69

Ýmir Grönvold is born in Iceland in 1994 and lives and works in Reykjavík. He graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2017.
@ymirgronvold

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