Vantar | Missing
6th – 21st May 2014
Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Lady Margaret Hall presents an exhibition of new work created by Nancy Campbell as Visual & Performing Artist in Residence.

The Icelandic word ‘vantar’ refers both to a lost object or person and to the experience of loss. In Vantar | Missing a series of diptychs records mountain snow cover in Siglufjörður, a small town at the northernmost tip of the island.

Avalanches caused 198 deaths in Iceland during the twentieth century, but it was not until 1999 that avalanche defences were built around Siglufjörður. Stóri-boli (Big bull) and Litli-boli (Little bull) wind through the mountains, a barely perceptible human intervention dividing the town’s remaining inhabitants from the wilderness.

Private view and artist’s talk on 6th May from 6pm – 7pm
A new book, ITOQQIPPOQ will be launched at this event.

Venue details
Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, OX2 6QA
General enquiries: 01865 274300

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