Ólafur Gíslason
Ólafur Gíslason has exhibited widely in Iceland and on the European continent. Educated in Iceland and in Germany, he works in both countries as well as elsewhere and has in recent years produced a varied oeuvre comprising both installations and discreet works. His work is characterised by an emphasis on audience engagement, often in ways that can produce surprising results, such as in his exhibition ‘Vernissage’ where the audience arriving at the show is confronted -- apparently -- by the debris of another audience that has just left.
Media Meditations
Andreas Schelske writes about the way in which Ólafur Gíslason seems to be able to engage varied levels of meaning in his Media exhibition series ...
Munich-based art historian and critic Christiane Meyer-Stoll writes about one of Ólafur Gíslason’s most unusual exhibition projects ...
The disappearance of the object, the potential of emptiness: Ólafur Gíslason´s creative spaces
Ólafur Gíslason’s art is the subject of some general reflections by Munich-based art historian and critic Christiane Meyer-Stoll in 1996 ...