Sculptural Installations by Contemporary Icelandic Artist Katrin Sigurdardottir on View at Metropolitan

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NEW YORK, NY.- Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met is an exhibition of two new sculptural installations created specifically for the Metropolitan by Sigurdardottir, an Icelandic artist (born in 1967), who lives and works in New York City and Reykjavik. Sigurdardottir is known for her highly detailed renditions of places, both real and fictional, that often incorporate an element of surprise. Entitled Boiseries, the installations are full-scale interpretations of 18th-century French rooms preserved at the Metropolitan Museum, one from the Hôtel de Crillon (1777-80) on the Place de la Concorde, Paris, and the other from the Hôtel de Cabris (ca. 1774) at Grasse in Provence. Visitors to the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing’s south mezzanine gallery encounter one Boiserie as the exterior of an enclosed chamber. Looking through surveillance mirrors, they will be able to see inside the room that Sigurdardottir has created, complete with repl