In this episode of ‘Out There’ Becky and Tinna discuss what is taking place at ‘Iceland University of the Arts’, from the perspectives of artist and head of the fine art department Bjarki Bragason and curator and Professor Hanna Styrmisdóttir. Sharing their personal experience and diverse professional backgrounds, Bjarki and Hanna contribute to the progressive and expanding art university in Iceland. We discuss the Universities goals, ambitions and future, program formats and the thriving student body.

Hanna Styrmisdóttir is a curator, art adviser and supervising professor of the International MA Curatorial Practice based in Iceland University of the Arts.

Bjarki Bragason is an artist and Head of the Fine Art Department at Iceland University of the Arts. In his work, Bjarki focuses on collisions in time, tracing paradigm shifts through investigating these shifts in geology, botany or architecture.

This episode ends on a performative note with a script being read out loud by recent BA graduates in Fine art from the Iceland University of Arts.  Hlökk Þrastardóttir, who invigilated at the Icelandic Pavilion as an intern of the Icelandic Art Center this autumn and her close creative collaborator Silja Jónsdóttir, the pair were in residency at Kling & Bang this past summer which ended with a pop-up exhibition in the gallery space.

Created and produced by the ‘Icelandic Art Center’, ‘Out There’ brings host Becky Forsythe in conversation with artists, curators and art professionals…

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