11 – 15 Jul 2012

A Festival of Choices

Styrmir Gudmundsson

Master of Fine Arts Graduation 2012, Sandberg Instituut

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‘A Festival of Choices’ emphasizes upon the relationships and choices made between the graduating student of Sandberg Institute and the diverse range of institutions and organizations offered within the cultural landscape of Amsterdam. From Wednesday 11 july through Sunday 15 July 2012.

At W139 we present Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson with THE DEATH SHOW

Throughout the period of Festival of Choices Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson will give multiple launches of his new book The End is Near: Reflections on Death at W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam.
The book includes several reflections on death, all of which take on different characters of writing. As each reflection reacts on the prior one, a method is generated. This method serves as a tool to grow from simple-minded observations toward a multi-faceted outlook on the subject.
At each show he will lead a tour through the pages of the book and demonstrate how it wasn’t until a near-death-experience through an object that he realized that the end is near.

DEATH SHOW One: Wednesday 11 July – 16:00
DEATH SHOW Two: Wednesday 11 July – 20:00
DEATH SHOW Three: Thursday 12 July – 16:00
DEATH SHOW Four: Thursday 12 July – 22:00
DEATH SHOW Five: Friday 13 July – 16:00
DEATH SHOW Six: Friday 13 July – 20:00
DEATH SHOW Seven: Saturday 14 July – 16:00
DEATH SHOW Eight: Saturday 14 July – 22:00
DEATH SHOW Nine: Sunday 15 July – 14:00
DEATH SHOW Ten: Sunday 15 July – 17:00

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (b. 1984 in Reykjavik) is a conjurer of fantastic scenes. Working mostly with the medium of drawing, performance and the written language he typically starts with a broad subject and narrows it down towards a specific route. But the way it narrows itself down and what kind of result is gained is determined on the process. Sometimes the work progresses by a long meditative procedure - other times it shifts shape and character by the motivation of an object or a person - fiction or autobiography.

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson studied at the Rietveld Academy from 2005-2009.
He extended his studies at the Sandberg Institue from 2010-2012.

website Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

All artists & venues

Riet Wijnen
Kunstverein, Gerard Doustraat 132

Arnar Ásgeirsson
Rongwrong i.c.w. Galerie Fons Welters, Binnenbantammerstraat 2

Jolien van Hassel
Arti-galerie, Art et Amicitiae, Rokin 114

Jing Jin
de Appel Art Centre, Prins Hendrikkade 142

Janina Schipper
Het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark

Maki Umehara
Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Gerard Doustraat 128a

Ina Marie Schmidt
SMBA, Rozenstraat 59

Sander van Wettum
P/////AKT, Zeeburgerpad 53

Sil Krol
deSERVICEGARGARE, cruquiusweg 79

Samantha Thole
Zingerpresents, check www.zingerpresents.net for further details

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson W139, Warmoesstraat 139