Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, “Your Country Doesn’t Exist (Venice),” 2011.
From the project Your Country Doesn’t Exist, 2003–ongoing.
Venice performance production photos, 2011.
Photo courtesy of Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson.

The official Icelandic representation at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is the Spanish-Icelandic duo Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson. Castro and Ólafsson’s exhibition for Venice, Under Deconstruction, presents four new works. Among their concerns is an interest in socio-economic and political issues in Iceland and elsewhere. The title of the project refers to Castro and Ólafsson’s central artistic strategy to subvert traditional power relations and to deconstruct established patterns of perception in an attempt to re-construct, appropriate and reinvent reality anew.

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