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The exhibition presents the Iceland’s contribution to the Venice Biennale in 2013, by Katrín Sigurðardóttir. The work, Foundation, is a large-scale installation comprising a raised floor which extends beyond the walls of the exhibition space. Hand-made tiles form intricate patterns in the Baroque style on the surface and visitors can step up onto the platform and walk on it.
In her work Katrín often presents scale-altered interpretations of real or imaginary places, which take the viewer by surprise. After being shown in Reykjavík, the work will go on to SculptureCenter in New York City. This journey is an integral part of Katrín’s piece, and the installation in Reykjavík comprises the second part in this triology of installations. In Reykjavík the piece will make reference to both past and future sites, while at SculptureCenter it will look to the past, with memories of both prior locations visible in the works surface. Thus a new pattern will start to emerge in the work, and its real history – of intersecting 3 different buildings in 3 countries - will intentionally contrast the fictional history of the baroque inspired floor.
© Reykjavik Museum.