Exhibiting members of Kunstschlager:
Kunstschlager started as an exhibition space located in central Reykjavik; founded in 2012 it has hosted over thirty exhibitions with Icelandic and international artists from a broad spectrum. Now Kunstschlager is focusing on working as a collective. It consists of young, independent artists that work with different concepts and medium. Their main aim is to throw a fun and creative events and exhibitions in various and surprising places.
The title of the exhibition is made-up slang. It can be understood in many ways but mainly it refers to the Kunstschlager collective being on the move. This is the fourth Kunstschlager på ratten exhibition but it has been held previously in two different locations in Iceland and as well in Gallery Huuto in Helsinki and continues to evolve and grow as a concept.
This exhibition is one part of a larger project, entitled Tricycle, a collaboration between three artist-run gallery platforms in Finland / Gallery Huuto, in Sweden / Studio44, and in Iceland / Kunstschlager, all of which, in addition to conducting exhibitions, in different ways participate in the conversation about art and art contexts. The project explores themes of identity, community, abundance, value and crisis from three different locations in the Nordic region.