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AMT Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Katrin Sigurdardóttir

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

In her work, Katrin Sigurdardóttir explores the way physical structures and boundaries define our perception. Through unexpected shifts in scale, she examines distance and memory and their embodiments in architecture, cartography and traditional landscape representations. While alluding to real locations, her works question the verity of these places, as well as our account of them.

Sigurdardottir ́s work crosses the boundary between perceptual and embodied space, between vision and experience. She takes on the uneasy confrontation, when the viewer has to negotiate a new relationship with the miniature, see it as not representing other than itself, a disproportionate constructed object in the full-scale world.

Katrin Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. In the last 20 years, her works have been shown extensively in Europe, North- and South America and are included in numerous public and private collections. She has had notable solo exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2010), MoMA PS1, New York (2006) and FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France (2006), Sala Siqueiros, Mexico City (2005) and Fondazione Sandretto, Turin, Italy (2004). In 2014, her large-scale work for the Venice Biennale will travel to The Reykjavík At Museum, and Sculpture- Center, New York and in 2015 she will stage a solo exhibition at Parasol Unit in London.

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. The lecture series invites renowned artists from across the globe to give free public presentations each Wednesday.

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