Rúrí (b. 1951, Reykjavík) is an artist who explores all forms of artistic expression - performance, happening, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, multimedia installations and more. In the myriad of media, what remains consistent is her focus on issues of identity, time, cosmos, relativity and environment. Rúrí's art focuses both on the micro situation and global events, often she speaks about nature and human actions connected to it. One of the elements that inspire her is water, a motif seen in a number of her works and multimedia installations.
For the project, she sends us a photo-collage from her studio in Island: "For the past few months, I have spent the time mostly in the studio. There has been time for reflections of any kind - on the smallest as well as the largest".
Artists Respond project was started by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection. Addressing the current global pandemic, the project aims to virtually present the thoughts and attitudes of neo-avant-garde artists, their energy and the message they have for the present moment. This is the moment in which the world as we know it is on hold and the moment in which we need optimism and solidarity more than ever. We wish for the public to welcome the creative energy of these artists - artists who are ready to point out the state of things, to respond with art and creativity, as they have done in all difficult times in the past.