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Arnardóttir, Hrafnhildur - National Gallery of Iceland

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, also known as Shoplifter, is an Icelandic artist based in New York. For the past 15 years 

has explored extensively the use and symbolic nature of hair and its visual and artistic potential. Her art addresses the history of our obsession with hair and how it is an ongoing manifestation of creativity in contemporary culture, tackling notions that border on obsession or fetish. Arnardóttir´s body of work largely consists of sculptures, site-specific installations and wall murals, that take on themes of vanity, self-image, fashion, beauty and popular myth. Her work is anchored in her fascination with pop culture and mass production as well as folk art, naivism and handcraft, which continue to strongly influence her creative process. (27.05.2017 - 22.10.2017) (Text: National Gallery of Iceland)