Annabelle's home

Annabelle’s home is a new project space in Reykjavík opening in May 2023. As we experience the Copernican trauma of AI, Annabelle's home will offer a series of exhibitions that explore empathy, connectedness and spirituality. 'To home' or 'að Heima' is a working concept for the exhibition space, for the production of and, inevitable for the experience of art.

Anna Hrund Másdóttir and Jasa Baka

Bed of Poetic Lettuce |  Ljóð salatbeðsins, 17 May - 14 June, 2024

Opening 17/05/2024
16 – 21h 

Annabelle’s home is proud to announce the first collaboration between the visual artists Anna Hrund Másdóttir and Jasa Baka. Activating the etheric, astral and mental bodies, “Bed of Poetic Lettuce” evokes a dreamlike state inside the surreal staged bedroom. The glowing bed of lettuce among everyday objects and porcelain feline friends are charged with the energy of the artists’ spiritual references serving offerings and wishes.

The artists Jasa Baka and Anna Hrund Másdóttir will lead the mobile making workshop on 30/05/2024 from 4-6pm. The event is free and open to all ages. 

Thank you to the Icelandic Visual Arts Fund for their generous support.

Annabelle’s home
Framnesvegur 27
101 Reykjavík

Opening hours Thursdays 16 - 21 and by appointment (info@annabelleshome.com)

Anna Hrund Másdóttir & Jasa Baka, Ljóð salatbeðsins | Bed of Poetic Lettuce, Installation view 17.05. - 14.06.2024, Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik (Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson)
Anna Hrund Másdóttir & Jasa Baka, Ljóð salatbeðsins | Bed of Poetic Lettuce, Installation view 17.05. - 14.06.2024, Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik (Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson)
Anna Hrund Másdóttir & Jasa Baka, Ljóð salatbeðsins | Bed of Poetic Lettuce, Installation view 17.05. - 14.06.2024, Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik (Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson) / Jasa Baka, Bedroom Shelves, 2024 (detail)
Anna Hrund Másdóttir & Jasa Baka, Untitled, 2024, Installation view 17.05. - 14.06.2024, Annabelle's home, Reykjavik (Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson) 
Anna Hrund Másdóttir, Untitled, 2024, Ceramic raku, 30 x 21,5 cm, Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik, 17.05. - 14.06.2024 (Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson)
Anna Hrund Másdóttir & Jasa Baka, A Comb and a Brush and a Bowl full of Mush, 2024, Installation view Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik, 17.05. - 14.06.2024 (Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson)
Anna Hrund Másdóttir, Untitled, 2024, Woven iridescent plastic, 50 x 40 cm / Jasa Baka, Heart with Eyelashes, 2024, Mixed media, 122 x 11,5 x 2 cm
(Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson)
Anna Hrund Másdóttir, Untitled, 2024, Fruit roll up, tree bark, 43 x 27 cm  /  Jasa Baka, Rusty Heart, 2022, Plasma cut metal, nerikomi porcelain, 30 x 12,5 x ,5 cm (Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson)

For her first solo exhibition in Iceland, Veronica Brovall opens “Pressure Point” to the local community. Through principles based on the Crucible by Dr. David Schnarch, Brovall will generously host a 3 day workshop with clay at Flæði Ceramic Studio. The aim is to strengthen a differentiated work process and to learn new forms of self discovery through making art. How can creativity and states of flow be better understood? Both the exhibition and workshop are process orientated and intertwined. The results of the workshop will determine the exhibition and be on display.

In 2024 Brovall will return for a glazing workshop and the final transformation will culminate in a second group exhibition.

Workshop: 30., 31.10. & 1.11.2023 // 10-16kl Flæði at Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík // Fee: 19.200,- ISK // Deadline for registration: 27.10.23 // info@annabelleshome.com

Pressure Point press release

Veronica Brovall, Pressure Point Installation view 3.11.-30.11.23, Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik
(Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson) 
Veronica Brovall , Pressure Point Installation view 3.11.-30.11.23
Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik
(Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson) 
Veronica Brovall, Pressure Point Installation view 3.11.-30.11.23
Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik
(Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson) 
Veronica Brovall, Pressure Point Installation view 3.11.-30.11.23
Annabelle’s home, Reykjavik
(Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson) 
Laura Skehan, Imithe Leis An Taoide, (Gone With The Tide), 2023 (Film still)

Laura Skehan

Home as Land, Home as Island: Traversing Cultures, 9 - 23 June, 2023

Opening 09/06/2023
16 – 21h // Performance with Masaya Ozaki 19h

The film installation and a performed ritual spans across intertwined mythologies and oral traditions of storytelling from Ireland and Iceland. Skehan’s new film, “Imithe Leis An Taoide, (Gone With The Tide)” explores the island and nature reserve of Ireland’s Eye, off the coast of Dublin. In it she references the mythological island, ‘Uí Bhreasail’, or ‘Hy-breasal’. The changing tides and rough waters in her film remind us of the unsettling loss of connection to ‘home’, to the disappearing land due to climate change, to language and to ourselves.

Her opening ritual, a meditative story telling echos a body scan in which the viewer is invited to learn new perspectives of the self and body as a land. She references the disappearing oral tradition of Keening (Irish mourning song) and the Seanchaí (the traditional Irish storytelling). The ambient sound artist Masaya Ozaki composes a sonic response to Skehan’s collected biodata of Icelandic plants such as Dryas Octopetala, the national flower of Iceland that also grows in mountainous regions of Ireland.

Annabelle’s home
Framnesvegur 27
101 Reykjavík

Opening hours Thursdays 16 - 21 and by appointment (info@annabelleshome.com)

Laura Skehan and Masaya Ozaki, Home as Island: Unwritten Histories, 2023 
Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson
Laura Skehan and Masaya Ozaki, Home as Island: Unwritten Histories, 2023 
Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson
Laura Skehan, Home as Land, Home as Island: Traversing Cultures Installation view 09.06. - 29.06.2023
Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson
Laura Skehan, Imithe Leis An Taoide, ́Gone With The Tide, 2023 (film still) 
Laura Skehan, We speak through the land, but our stories melt away, 2023
Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson
Laura Skehan, We speak through the land, but our stories melt away, 2023
Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson
Laura Skehan and Masaya Ozaki, Home as Island: Unwritten Histories, 2023 
Photo: Magnús Elvar Jónsson
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Untitled, 2009, Ink on paper, 150 x 200 cm

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Atagata

Homing the Home, 6 – 26 May, 2023


Opening 6/5/23
16 - 21h // Performance 17h

For the inaugural exhibition Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson and Atagata present “Homing the Home”. Styrmir encloses the space evoking movement and offering imagination into his mythologies. Atagata presents weavings inspired by the Schumann resonances and her crystal paintings. Atagata unites with her ceremonial carpets for her performance "Earthing the Home or Homing the Earth" in collaboration with Styrmir. 

Annabelle’s home
Framnesvegur 27
101 Reykjavík

Opening hours Thursdays 16 - 21 and by appointment (info@annabelleshome.com)

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Untitled, 2009, Ink on paper, 150 x 200 cm I Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Subliminal Playground (Ósjalfrátt róló), 2022, Wallpaper
Atagata, Schumann Resonances, 2022, Wool, wood, 87 x 39 cm I Atagata, Schumann Resonances, 2023, Wool, wood, 63 x 40 cm 
Atagata, Crystallization 1, 2022, Ceremonial carpet, Wool on canvas, 100 x 100 cm I Atagata, Crystallization 2, 2022, Ceremonial carpet, Wool on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Atagata, Crystal Mountain II, 2022, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm
Atagata, Crystal Mountain I, 2020, Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm I Atagata Crystal I, 2020, Oil on canvas 20 x 20 cm
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Erdungsständer, 2023, Wood, plastic, metal, 147 x 34 x 39 cm
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Earth, (Jörð) 2021, Stained wood and brass, 80 x 80 x 80 cm