OPEN TODAY 10 - 21
Under the patronage of
Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II

Dodda Maggý: Madeleine, 2014, video/musik, 4.40 min. 

The Sound and Video Works of Dodda Maggý

23 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

The Sound and Video Works of Dodda Maggý presents nine video works by the Icelandic composer and video artist Dodda Maggý (b.1981). The exhibition is the ninth in the series of ARoS FOCUS // NEW NORDIC, focusing on up-and-coming Scandinavian artists.

- This exhibition series features art which is not usually accessible to our audience. The idea is to focus on the highly qualified and, in some cases, already internationally acclaimed Scandinavian artists and to give them the acknowledgment within Scandinavia which they deserve, says Erlend Høyersten, museum director, ARoS.

First launched in 2015, the exhibition series has featured the following artists: Gardar Eide Einarsson, Norway, E.B. Itso, Denmark, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Sweden, Jani Leinonen, Finland, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Sweden/Turkey, The Icelandic Love Corporation, Iceland, Jacob Kirkegaard, Denmark, Toril Johannessen, Norway, and now Dodda Maggý, Iceland.


Dodda Maggý (b.1981) was born and raised in Iceland where she still lives. She was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in addition to her education as a composer.

Through a dreamy and sensory imagery, she draws on features common to classic film-making, using music as a vehicle to elicit the underlying narratives.

- Dodda Maggý’s musical film compositions constantly give you the sense that something’s afoot beneath the surface; that there’s more to it than meets the eye. Like in the first Twin Peaks series where the majority of the narrative is presented through sound and each character is associated with specific and recognisable sound tracks, giving the impression that things are not quite what they seem, says Lise Pennington, chief curator, ARoS.


In connection with the exhibition at ARoS, Dodda Maggý will receive the Young Talent Award, a grant made possible with generous support from the foundation Det Obelske Familiefond. With the Young Talent Award, ARoS and Det Obelske Familiefond want to promote and honour young Scandinavian talents who have not yet had their institutional breakthrough. The grant totalling DKK 100,000 has been awarded on two previous occasions. The grant is not open to applications, but will be awarded to an artist nominated by ARoS. Besides Dodda Maggý, the grant has been awarded to E.B. Itso and Meriç Algün Ringborg in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Curator-in-charge: Lise Pennington, chief curator, ARoS

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