The new episode focuses on the artist-led studio and exhibition space OPEN with its members, Arnar Ásgeirsson and Örn Alexander who came to the studio to speak to Becky and Þórhildur Tinna.
Becky and Tinna speak to them about how Open is both a shared artist studio and a leading artist-led exhibition space. Örn and Arnar also reflect on the 2022 exhibition year at Open. Open was initiated by Arnar Ágeirsson, Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir, Una Margrét Árnadóttir and Örn Alexander Ámundason who collectively operate the space on a daily-basis.
Based in the old fishing district and harbour area in Grandi, Reykjavík, the initiative contributes to lively cultural exchange in the area and has provided necessary space for local and international artists in the Icelandic art scene. They discuss the flexible format that Open works within, where responding to contemporary themes and critical dialogue is left open to possibility and is encouraged, the spark behind the initiative’s goals and where Open is headed.