Benelux Flute

Baldvin Einarsson
Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir
Helgi Thorsson
Valgerður Sigurðardóttir

07.07 – 07.08 2016


Baldvin Einarsson (Icelandic, b. ’85). Graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Art with a Bachelor degree in fine arts and from the Royal Academy of Art in Antwerp with a Master degree. Baldvin lives and works in Antwerp Belgium at the moment. He has exhibited all over Europe and maybe someday he will show work in other parts of the world too. http://cargocollective.com/baldvin

Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir (b. 1988, Reykjavik, Iceland) graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Art in 2012. Apart from making art she ran a gallery with other artists and founded a visual art publication. She currently lives in Antwerp.
http://cargocollective.com/gudlaugmia

Helgi Thorsson (b.1975 – Iceland) studied sonology and later fine arts in The Netherlands, he obtained his master degree from the Sandberg Instituut in 2004. Over the years Helgi has won many awards for his amazing art, and exhibited all over our globe. www.helgithorsson.com

Valgerður Sigurðardóttir born in Reykjavik, Iceland (1992). Graduated with a Bachelor degree in fine arts from the Icelandic Academy of Art, 2015. Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

Operating within a broad selection of mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to ceramics and installation, they each rely on their own recipe of intuition, curiosity, humor and a pinch of reason, and create works that ”words (should) fail to explain” by questioning taste and the ”so called” established discourse. As they say themselves ”less is more…bullshit”.

”Hey friend, what have you been doing today? Ok and welcome! *kiss on the cheek* As the pan flute blows yet again we gather here at the Lateral Tutti Bene Kunsthalle. The flute has been singing to us privately for a long time now and this is what it said: ♪lalala let’s come together in Romania ♫ lalalala to Berlin of Romania hmhm ♫ mmm make pottery and a fountain lala ♫. So, here we are and this is what happened. We have also been going to Kaufland a lot, and most of the show is actually from there (or straight from the flute mouth). Like the sculptures for example, who would have thought of this!? You guessed it!♭Kaufland♪♫ haha no,no, we did a bit ourselves. But most of it is from Kaufland. Why did it happen like this and why here? Don’t even bother wondering, like the folks say: If an angel plays the pan flute, the rest will fall in place. Or like our grandpa friend says when we are driving: it`s all you man. So why stay here any longer ♫ What?? ♫♫♫ do you hear that?? ♫♫♫ it’s the Benelux flute!! Ok maybe you should stay for a bit and listen ♫♫♫♫ See you around friend ♫♫”

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The event is part of the project Hotspot.art – Contemporary Art and Culture for Communities, coordinated by The Paintbrush Factory, and supported by a grant from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Romanian Government.

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The clay artworks were made in partnership with the Department of Ceramics, Glass and Metal, UAD Cluj-Napoca , with the guidance of Alban Dan.