UNDER THE OPEN SKY
2013, Reykjavik, Iceland
The work is comprised of 17 concrete objects, lined next to one another above the entrance of Morkinskinna art conservation studio in the centre of Reykjavik. Ketilsson selected the location for his interest in the colour-combination of the exterior of the building, covered by a mass of chips from natural stone, which is a typical element of architecture in Iceland, a method for protection against all weathers. For the work, Ketilsson has made thorough colour-tests of the entire exterior and with the 17 separate colours found, he blend each colour together with concrete and left the 17 full bags of concrete to simply dry off, forming the bag-shaped objects on display.
The work was made for an outdoor art exhibition of more than 100 artists in Iceland, Under the Open Sky. The exhibition took place in public space in the centre of Reykjavík, giving a good overview of the diversity of Reykjavík’s contemporary art scene.
The exhibition was part of the Reykjavik Arts Festival 2013, in collaboration with The Living Art Museum.
Curator G.ERLA – Guðrún Erla Geirsdóttir