Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Simon Buckley at the Living Art Museum, Iceland
The Living Art Museum presents Nothing Really Matters (except me), artist Simon Buckley’s first solo exhibition in Iceland.
Preview 25th September at 5pm in Bankastræti 0, 101 Reykjavík.
For his exhibition in Núllið, Buckley has rendered a series of pen and ink drawings directly onto the space’s walls. The images show a medieval torturer attempting to extract a confession from his victim. Sprawled around the two protagonists are quasi-schizophrenic dialogues between two characters: ‘Simon 1’ and ‘Simon 2’.
Throughout their metaphysical and meta-fictional exchanges they strive to find purpose for their/his being, and the necessity and worth of their/the work’s existence. The dialogues are never explicit; they could be both an internal debate of the artist as he considers the implications of producing artwork for his audience; but he could also be talking to you (after all, he did do this for you)
The exhibition will run until 18th October, opening hours Thursday – Sunday, from 2 – 6pm and by an appointment.
Simon Buckley (1984, UK) , lives and works in Glasgow. Buckley completed an MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and an MA in Analytic Philosophy in 2010 at Bristol University. Recent shows include ‘All You Need’, Riverside Space, Bern, ‘Village of Hope Trees’, Part 1, Koln, ‘Paul Scholes (A Design For Life), The Tip, Frankfurt am Main and ‘Blasted’, Harbinger gallery, Reykjavík. Forthcoming projects include ‘As You Were, As We Are’, Spreeze, Munich.