Our natural surroundings still hold many mysteries that will probably remain unsolved forever. Artists Maria and Natalia Petschatnikov are preoccupied with the constant process of change in our natural environment and the associated path of exploration. For the exhibition, they present a large-scale Gesamtkunstwek with sculptural and pictorial elements, which is characterised by a particular materiality. The installation, made of cardboard, transforms the space, revealing a landscape with rocks, plants, and animals that reflects an imagined impression of Iceland. The tactile world is refracted in the exhibition room by kinetic objects that move freely through the space.
The exhibition title is borrowed from the Huldufólk (Hidden People) of Icelandic mythology, whose (in)visible traces can be found in the multi-layered landscape of Iceland. Familiar and alien protagonists occupy the newly created space and enter into a dynamic connection within the site-specific installation, which invites discovery and exploration.
Parallel to the exhibition, Egill Sæbjörnsson’s project “From Magma to Mankind” can be seen in the gallery’s video room.
Exhibition from 22 Mai to 22 August 2021