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Written In Blood by The Icelandic Love Corporation


fimmtudagur, 31. ágúst 2023

Written In Blood by The Icelandic Love Corporation

Thursday September 7th, between 17:00 – 20:00 at Gallery Gudmundsdottir Joachimstr. 17, 10119 Berlin

Artist Statement
Most women experience having their period. From adolescence to over fifty, this monthly task is looming, varyingly burdensome, and sometimes extremely painful. Women learn to deal with it, learn to live with it, they move on, pretend like it's nothing. So as this somewhat unwanted long-term very gender specific education comes to an end, the mysterious menopause takes over with all it’s challenges.

We, The Icelandic Love Corporation, are in this period of change, are menopausal. We have gone through a whole year without bleeding, which marks the end of menopause and the beginning of post-menopause. We are not alone, half of humanity will hopefully also be able to experience this relief.
With decades of studies, written in blood, behind us, we have to some extent gone through higher education and have finally graduated with a diploma and are celebrating with a solo exhibition at Gallery Gudmundsottir.

During the exhibition “Written In Blood” every post menopausal woman can get her diploma and take a graduation photo, alone or with her supporters.

We wish you all happy graduation!

The Icelandic Love Corporation / Gjörningaklúbburinn:
Eirún Sigurðarsóttir & Jóní Jónsdóttir

The Icelandic Love Corporation
Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Sigurðardóttir are the current members of the art collective The Icelandic Love Corporation (ILC) an art group established in 1996 by Jóní, Eirún and Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir. Sigrún was a member from 1996-2016 and Dóra Ísleifsdóttir was a member from 1996-2001.

Jóní and Eirún graduated from The Icelandic Collage of Arts and Crafts in 1996. Jóní studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1997-1999 and graduated with MA.Ed. in Art Education from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2011. Eirún studied at Berlin University of the Arts 1996-1998 and graduated in 2014 from the University of Iceland with a postgraduate Diploma in Applied Gender Studies.

The Icelandic Love Corporation has actively and successfully worked in the field of visual art, both at home and abroad, using nearly all possible media—including performance, video, photography, and installation—the ILC confronts the seriousness of the world with works that blend playfulness, humor and spectacle with refreshing genuineness and subtle social critique that often incorporates ideas of traditional femininity, with feministic approach.

ILC´s Interdisciplinary art led them to collaborate with Björk Guðmundsdóttir for her Volta album in 2007 and a wide range of other collaborations e.g. GusGus, Ensemble Adapter, Ragnar Kjartansson and Kiyoshi Yamamoto.

They’re works have been exhibited internationally, e.g. at ARoS Kunstmuseum Denmark, Moma Museum of Modern Art New York, The Schirn Kunsthalle Germany, Kunsthalle Wien Vienna, Amos Anderson Art Museum Helsinki and Lilith Performance Studio Sweden.

ILC was shortlisted for Icelandic Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2017 and nominated the Art group of Reykjavík by Reykjavík City’s Department of Culture and Tourism in 2018.

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