Exhibition Opening on Saturday,
27-May-2017, 19.00 h.

Open on Sunday, 28-May-2017 from 16.00 – 18.00 h.
Finissage on Wednesday, 31-May-2017, 18.00 h.

A Port Journey cooperation with Kling og Bang/Reykjavik
Coordination: Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Ina Arzensek and Michael Kress

With friendly support of the Ministry of Culture Hamburg / Elbkulturfonds Hamburg

Land of Abundance

Freyja Eilíf (b. 1986) is a visual artist living and working in Reykjavík. She graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Arts in 2014 and founded Ekkisens Art Space same year which she has directed till this date along with leading Ekkisens projects and group exhibitions in different corners of the world. Freyja works with mixed media and very often found materials.
She has published several artist books and also founded Listvísi, an art journal in 2012, edited it’s first four issues and now sits on the Listvísi editorial team. What leads Freyja on in her own art practice is playing with the form of language which is to be found beyond words, visual power and amplification of things mixed together as in a cauldron, creating something which elevates the senses and invents stories instead of writing them.
With this work approach, Freyja is interested in entering the human life, from both a personal and societal perspective. Connecting the internal and external with topics which can range from political issues, mystic sciences and psychology. Freyja has also made work through words and text, where the goal has been to create a performance through writing. Her items have been published in Listvísi art journal and on icelandic web media, Artzine and Sirkustjaldið. Overall, she works with a wide range of mixed media in her art.


I believe in Art, the gift of Art almighty
and man’s artistic power. I believe in Art, it’s generous heritage
and Inspiration conceived by the spirit of creational power.
Born of Cosmic Brainstorm, suffered under the allocation
of artist’s grants, humiliated, died and was buried.
Thus it descends to low culture but rises up again to the sublime
from where it glances down to judge both friends and foes.
I believe in the spirit of Art, the public state gallery,
society of chosen ones, forgiveness of blunder,
the resurrection of my name and life everlasting.

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This is –
A cooperation of Kling & Bang/ Reykjavík and FRISE/ Hamburg

With friendly support of the Ministry of Culture Hamburg / Elbkulturfonds Hamburg