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Hulda Stefánsdóttir on memory and time

March 3rd, 2017, 10.15 am, classroom 53 at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts

Hulda Stefánsdóttir will be delivering an errand on her creative process, especially focusing on ideas on dimensions of time within the stillness of a painting’s surface. The exhibition Shift (2016) at BERG Contemporart reflected on the impossibility of capturing a specific moment without it carrying an echo or evidence of the past. How is the here and now, simultaneously a memory of what was? Therefore there can never be a perfect starting point or the tabula rasa.

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