Anna Margrét Ólafsdóttir: Symposium



Opening on October 22nd at 17-19h.


Romance is a true joie de vivre feeling. If our daily life is the skeleton, romance is the meat on the bones. Romance is what makes life more juicy and helps you enjoy the moment. Romance can be many things, between lovers, friends, with oneself, family or strangers. Or what? Is romance an action, a vision, an experience or a lifestyle? What is the difference between love and romance? Is love a feeling and romance an action? Is it private or public? How far are people willing to go in the name of romance opposite society’s expectations? In this work participants are invited to come together and question the concept of romance while preparing a romantic invite. But for who?

Anna Margrét (b.1992) graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Iceland University of the Arts in 2019. In her 2nd year she studied at École Supérieure d’Art de la Réunion for one semester. After her studied she moved to Helsinki where she was an intern for the Finnish artist Pilvi Takala and worked on the preparation for her work at the Venice Biennale 2022. After studying at the LungA School in 2014 she came back to the East in 2020 to work with children as well as to work on her own creative process in the magical surroundings of Seyðisfjörður. In her work, Anna Margrét represents the consumer-driven society we live in. By including some of our mundane tasks in the art context, she is exploring how they appear in our daily lives. She wonders how the contemporary person creates their identity as demanded by the consumeristic society’s expectations and presents these thoughts in an ironic and comical way. Anna Margrét lives in Reykjavík at the moment where she is studying MFA in Performance Art at the Iceland University of the Arts.