The Northernmost North
Birgir Andrésson (1955 - 2007)
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One of Iceland’s best-known contemporary artists, Birgir Andrésson’s work uses conceptual strategies to explore aspects of Icelandic culture and national identity. Raised in a home for the blind as the sighted child of blind parents, Andrésson was particularly attuned to the relationship between language and perception. With the four large painted works THE NORTHERNMOST NORTH/THE EASTERNMOST EAST/ THE SOUTHERNMOST SOUTH & THE WESTERNMOST WEST the boundaries of Summerhall will be marked by each relevant large painting – conceptually turning the entire building into an Andrésson work.