Emily Floyd: Icelandic Puffins

Social crisis and the role of art are up for discussion in this new installation by Emily Floyd. Last year in Iceland three of the major banks (Glitnir, Landsbanki and Kaupthing) collapsed as a result of corrupt corporations. Uniquely, the state prosecuted those responsible for market manipulation and fraud. Listing each offending company name beside a hand-carved puffin, Floyd encourages the viewer to engage with the issues of our time. Each Puffin is a one-off and rendered in jet-black, expressing a sense of disquiet.

Emily Floyd, Icelandic Puffins, 2017, wood, automotive paint, black oxidised steel. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Anna Schwartz Gallery
8 April to 13 May, 2017