The Schirn Kunsthalle dedicates a solo exhibition to the Icelandic artist Gabriela Fridriksdottir


FRANKFURT.- On the occasion of Iceland’s presentation as a guest of honor at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair, the Schirn Kunsthalle dedicates a solo exhibition to this country’s artist Gabríela Friðriksdóttir from September 29, 2011 to January 8, 2012. Her approach is characterized by the use of a variety of media: drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures figure as prominently as installations, performances, and video films. In her works Friðriksdóttir assembles various cultural, religious, and psychological elements to unfold a unique aesthetic canon of signs, forms, and meanings. This becomes particularly evident in her films, whose surreal scenarios, abandoning all traditional patterns of narrative, confront the viewer with wondrous worlds in which dream images mingle with stories from Norse