INSTALLATION by DAN HELGI Í GONG
Dan Helgi Helgason í Gong is an artist from the Faroe Islands, working across sound, music and visual art, as well as being a DJ. In 2012 he graduated from University of Westminster in BA (Hons) Commercial Music, and in 2014 MA Sound Art from University of the Arts London.
Dan Helgi’s work often seeks to question gender roles, masculinity and issues within the LGBTQ+ community, however his interests are vast and certainly not limited to these subjects.
His latest work is a sound piece made for the solo-exhibition of Faroese artist Jón Sonni Jensen, ‘Viscera-Construct’, as well as an audio-visual piece for the annual ‘Ólavsøkuframsýningin’ at the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands. This is his first exhibition for FIMFF 2017.
FEMME IN PUBLIC
Femme in Public is a fashion direct action, a protest, a celebration! Black & brown gender non-conforming femmes teamed up in Cape Town to reclaim the streets and show the world that transfemininity is beautiful and powerful. In a world where violence against trans people of color is steadily increasing, these artists and activists sought to create images of community, empowerment, and liberation.
All the Photos on display are for sale, and the proceeds go to IRANTI-org which is a media advocacy organisation that defends the rights of Lesbians, Transgender and Intersex persons in Africa.
No. 10 Ceramic Art
The naturally gifted mother and daughter, Kára Gunna Óladóttir and Óluva Johannessen respectively, own and operate the ceramics art brand No. 10.
Art took form, inspired, aspired and encouraged. In June 2007, Óluva passed her examination to become a fully-fledged ceramics artisan within ceramics design, from the small but world renowned Glas- & Keramikskolen Bornholm, which is a member of Denmark’s Design School, a section under the Royal Danish Art College for Architecture, Form Art and Conservation.
Óluva Johannessen produces her own distinctive soft-flowing design, which has paved her the way to several exhibitions, for example at the National Art Museum and the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands, in the world famous art gallery in Bornholm and otherwise in Denmark besides Sweden.
Kára Gunna Óladóttir has extensive experience as a teacher in ceramic art at the evening school in Tórshavn. These two naturally endowed artisans have teamed up and have opened their own ceramics art workshop based at Lucas Debesar gøtu 10 – hence the gallery’s name No. 10 – in Tórshavn.