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Object of desire is the summer exhibition in Gerðarsafn Museum in Kópavogur, Iceland. The exhibition opened 5th of June and is running until 29th of August.

Artists: Weixin Quek Chong, Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Sæmundur Þór Helgason, Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir, Daniel Hui, Luca Lum, Guo-Liang Tan

Curators: Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir, Weixin Quek Chong

But what about the art-object; an object which is a special kind of commodity?

Art-objects gain value through recognition by cultural institutions, where they are seen, documented and distributed. Apart from their specific material attributes and the sensations that these create, art-objects are always seen as being something more—that is, more than simply material objects.

They are objects of desire, endowed with special attention and meanings.

Object of Desire brings together collage, installation, sculpture and film by eight artists from Singapore and Iceland. The works explore the affective agency of images and objects as ‘things’ which are desired, distributed and reproduced.

The layout is conceived as an interdependent constellation in which the works—as ‘object–subjects’—activate one another.

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