MOSEYING – Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson


The term Mosey is a neologism used to describe classical country. It is connected to the recent revival of country, to artists such as Daniel Romano who has been coined „The King of Mosey“. The word itself means „to move in a leisurely or aimless manner“. Not only does it fit the slow swing of the music but also the easy-going philosophy expressed in the lyrics and the attitude of country. A kind of ultimate nihilism; „Nothing matters, but that’s OK.“ When looking at the world though the eyes of the country musician you open up space for creating value in places you see fit, i.e. poesy. Mosey is honesty in a culture distorted by irony. The country musician gives himself the liberty to talk about subjects elsewhere considered taboo; love, loss and the hopelessness of the everyday.

After his undergraduate studies at The Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Sigurdur Atli Sigurdsson went on to obtain his masters degree in art in 2013 from Ecole Superieure des Arts et de Design Marseille-Mediterranee with highest honors from the jury. In 2013 Sigurdur Atli took part in a residency at CAOS museum in Terni, Italy and is the current artist in residence at Fugitif in Leipzig. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions, notably ‚Le Pont‘ at Galerie OU, Marseille, ‚Partition‘ at Void Gallery in Derry, Northern-Ireland in collaboration with Static Gallery, ‚Errors Allowed – Biennale de la Méditerranée‘ in Ancona, Italy, ‚Roaming‘ at The National Mueum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania, ‚Subjective Maps‘ at the National Gallery of Iceland, ‚The Land Seen From the Sea‘ at Villa Croce in Genoa, Italy and ‚Grassroots‘ at The Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland. His solo exhibitions include ‚Letters to Alessandro Castiglioni‘ as part of the project No One Knows in ‚O project room in Milan, Italy. In 2012 Sigurdur Atli received special mentions from Biennale de la Mediterranee for his participation with Gallery Lost Horse (Reykavik, Iceland) in The Others Art Fair in Torino, Italy.

An exhibition by Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson

18.07.2014 @20H00
DJ Merry „Mercy“ Blue plays mellow detunes of compassionate sadness.

On view til 20.07.2014