Annabelle von Girsewald – Archive

The Bakery

The Bakery VI

2 June, 2016, 7-10pm

The Bakery VI coincides with the book launch “Way Over” by the Icelandic Art Center hosted by Egill Sæbjörnsson’s studio. As with each Bakery iteration there will be an exhibition setting the mood to get your hands dirty. The exhibition displays all of the former posters, works of art such as framed drawings, and ‘breads’ made by former participants, along with hats and aprons from previous events. The theme of the evening, “The Fantasy of Breads and Cakes” is diversity. Each guest is invited to create breads and cakes out of clay. Celebrating difference as a positive, each ‘bread’ is as unique as its creator.

Kinzigstr. 18

10247 Berlin

(Behind the green gate)



The Bakery V

22 May 2016, 12-4pm

Egill Sæbjörnsson’s The Bakery V takes place at The Hafnarfjördur Centre of Culture and Fine Art during the Reykjavík Art Festival. The theme of the daytime open workshop entitled, “Architecture – Working With Dough” is elements of architecture.

Harfnaborg Center of Culture and Fine Art



Press (pdf)

The Bakery IV

11 July 2015, 2pm

Egill Sæbjörnsson’s collaborative artistic project The Bakery hits its fourth edition with a special focus on the direct and indirect impact of the climate change.

Agora Collective, Berlin


The Bakery III

3 May 2015, 1-4pm

Egill Sæbjörnsson’s The Bakery III asks participants to envision future homes alongside

invited architects and arts professionals, an open event to be creative through a medium that is

both familiar and unfamiliar, displacing auto-cad with molding and modeling.

The Bakery III was a part of the opening events of homecomings: PROJECTIVE SPACE  in the courtyard of Kurfürstenstr. 13, 10785 Berlin.


Invitation (pdf)

The Bakery II

13 June 2014, 7 pm

Traveling between different locations, The Bakery is an evolving project investigating the passion of baking. With each installment The Bakery—part performance, part installation —presents the results from the event prior while creating its next iteration. For its second episode we’ll bake with dough under the guidance of Zeit für Brot at freitagsküche in Frankfurt am Main.

freitagsküche, Frankfurt am Main



Monopol Tipps und Termine 09.06.14 (pdf)

The Bakery I

21 September 2013, 3-10pm

The Bakery is a performance, installation and research project initiated by Egill Sæbjörnsson in collaboration with the curator Annabelle von Girsewald.

Participating artists: Rosa Barba, Florian Neufeldt, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson

Come and participate in The Bakery in the courtyard on Torstrasse 111, Berlin



Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

24th March, 2017, 9pm

WAIDWML is a rapshow by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson a.k.a. Læknakjarval a.k.a. Litli Kjarval. The tour map is a body – Poland at the toes, Iceland is the nose and Læknakjarval needs various faculty for each bodypart. Acupuncture anaesthetist Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson and masseuse Árni Jónsson join Læknakjarval when WAIDWML crawls into Neukölln after its initial pollination with Jurgis Paškevičius and Robertas Narkus at Autarkia, Vilinius. Join us for medicinal rap!

“the toothpaste we use is very toxic – not only toxic but full of plastic – let it get to your brain start acting stupid – so so stupid I dont understand it – human feelings make me feel strange”


Before the hotel lobby there is the afterparty @ MAGENDOKTOR across the street from Broken Dimanche.


Broken Dimanche

Mareschstraße 1

12055 Berlin



Press Release WAIDWML (pdf)

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson “What am I Doing with My Life?”

Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson’s performance is part rap, part stand-up routine, part concert on the topics of health, medicine and death. The performance on tour is conceived itself as a medical intervention of sorts acupuncturing cities with local collaborations. Styrmir is the doctor, the local curator is the surgeon, the guest artist is the nurse and the musician is the anesthetist. The musical recordings will make up an album depending on the prognosis. Styrmir describes himself as a practitioner of the chameleon style. This being a storyteller, a performer, a singer, an object maker, an illustrator, a mutant with the love for the absurd.

The prototype of his performance took place in Riga 2016 during the Survival Kit Art Festival.

The tour includes the European cities of Vilnius, Berlin, Athens, Amsterdam as well as Warsaw, London, Paris, Riga, and Reykjavik.


Tour launches on 21 February, 2017

on the occasion of Užgavėnės | Shrovetide | Carnival


Nuagarduko 41






Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Dein Land Existiert Nicht

1 May, 2016

8pm  Artist Talk

Please join us for the last view of Dein Land Existiert Nicht (Your Country Doesn’t Exist). As a part of the group exhibition WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE within STADT/BILD (Image of a City) the neon has been on view since 16 September 2015. Within the exhibition it offered the “other’s” perspective on belonging to a nation state. Now for the last view we’ll discuss the meanings of the work within contemporary political and cultural contexts.

The German version of Your Country Doesn’t Exist produced as a large scale graffiti text has been exhibited at KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin 2015/16; Museum Quartier Vienna (2013/14); BOX Freiraum Berlin (permanent installation since 2013).

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Auguststr. 69

10117 Berlin


Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson, Dein Land Existiert Nicht

Your Country Doesn’t Exist (2003-) is an ongoing campaign, which started in Istanbul 2003; the year marked by the beginning the global antiwar protests against the invasion of Iraq by the US and its allies.

Since 2003 the project developed to include different forms and formats. It has traveled the world to spread its message, “Your country doesn’t exist” translated into different languages. Through various media the text image has appeared on billboards, TV, radio on postage stamps, on soda cans and vending machines, magazine covers, in newspaper advertisements, performances, a video work, and as wall drawings and as public outdoor neon graffiti. At 54th Venice Biennial for Icelandic Pavilion Castro and Ólafsson presented the campaign in three different iterations. Annabelle von Girsewald is representing works from the campaign Your Country Doesn’t Exist (YCDE).


YCDE (pdf)