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The Espresso Bar

The Espresso Bar

A performance installation by Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói- May 26 - June 2 June at Hverfisgata 37, and June 3 - June 8 at Austurvöllur . The Espresso Bar is both a political work commenting on how boring it is to live in a world where simple things like a cup of coffee cost a fortune in large cities around the world and It’s a study on how to make and operate an espresso bar. Setting the price of each espresso to 100KR it will, by, far, be the cheapest place in all of Icealnd for two weeks, The bar will also host a selection of artworks made especially for the project, with the bar setting the stage for those pieces, ívar Gloí and Egill both share the fascination about storefronts and the general idea of how things are staged” in human society.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

Street view with artist Ívar Glói and barista inside the bar.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

Detail view inside of the artists and a coffee customer.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar

Sidewalk view.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

View from the park Austurvöllur.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

View from the park Austurvöllur.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson and ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson (b. 1973) is an Icelandic artist residing in Berlin. His works often consist of combinations of real objects, the illusion and magic of projected video images, sound performance and he is also known for his music. Sæbjörnsson is witty, ingenious and deep, all in one. He makes us confused and surprised and leads us to pose ontological questions, doing so in a way that both he and we enjoy. Sæbjörnsson’s works are of an experiential nature, requiring neither instructions nor education in order to be understood. In 2017 Egill Sæbjörnsson represented Iceland at the Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice, where he let two imaginary friends—the 36-meter tall, people-eating trolls—Ugh & Boogar, take over the exhibition concept. He is represented by i8 Gallery in Iceland and Hopstreet Gallery in Brussels.

Ívar Glói’s (b. 1992) works deal with the context of the art installation and the idea of the unique art object in an age marked by virtual connectedness. Using different media to project hints of different places into each exhibition space. The works play with the notion of the viewer being somewhere unique, however staged the setting of it may be. Ívar Glói has studied in the Iceland Academy of Arts, where he finished his BA in Fine Arts in 2014, Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg and Konsthögskolan i Malmö. Recent projects include Round and round; north, east, south, west on repeat at Delfi, Malmö, Floating, hanging, cloudy, lit up floor plans & Ikea Snapshots at Bismút, Reykjavík and the release of his 7-inch vinyl record ‘Into the Groove’.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

Only 100 ISK.

The Espresso Bar

A performance installation by Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói- May 26 - June 2 June at Hverfisgata 37, and June 3 - June 8 at Austurvöllur . The Espresso Bar is both a political work commenting on how boring it is to live in a world where simple things like a cup of coffee cost a fortune in large cities around the world and It’s a study on how to make and operate an espresso bar. Setting the price of each espresso to 100KR it will, by, far, be the cheapest place in all of Icealnd for two weeks, The bar will also host a selection of artworks made especially for the project, with the bar setting the stage for those pieces, ívar Gloí and Egill both share the fascination about storefronts and the general idea of how things are staged” in human society.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

Street view with artist Ívar Glói and barista inside the bar.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

Detail view inside of the artists and a coffee customer.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar

Sidewalk view.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

View from the park Austurvöllur.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

View from the park Austurvöllur.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and ívar Glói

Egill Sæbjörnsson (b. 1973) is an Icelandic artist residing in Berlin. His works often consist of combinations of real objects, the illusion and magic of projected video images, sound performance and he is also known for his music. Sæbjörnsson is witty, ingenious and deep, all in one. He makes us confused and surprised and leads us to pose ontological questions, doing so in a way that both he and we enjoy. Sæbjörnsson’s works are of an experiential nature, requiring neither instructions nor education in order to be understood. In 2017 Egill Sæbjörnsson represented Iceland at the Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice, where he let two imaginary friends—the 36-meter tall, people-eating trolls—Ugh & Boogar, take over the exhibition concept. He is represented by i8 Gallery in Iceland and Hopstreet Gallery in Brussels.

Ívar Glói’s (b. 1992) works deal with the context of the art installation and the idea of the unique art object in an age marked by virtual connectedness. Using different media to project hints of different places into each exhibition space. The works play with the notion of the viewer being somewhere unique, however staged the setting of it may be. Ívar Glói has studied in the Iceland Academy of Arts, where he finished his BA in Fine Arts in 2014, Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg and Konsthögskolan i Malmö. Recent projects include Round and round; north, east, south, west on repeat at Delfi, Malmö, Floating, hanging, cloudy, lit up floor plans & Ikea Snapshots at Bismút, Reykjavík and the release of his 7-inch vinyl record ‘Into the Groove’.

Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói

The Espresso Bar.

Only 100 ISK.

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The Espresso Bar
Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói
Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói
Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói
Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói
Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói
Egill Sæbjörnsson and ívar Glói
Egill Sæbjörnsson and Ívar Glói