Magnus Sigurdarson: 1001 Dreams of Occupation

Feb. 10, 2012 - March 31, 2012

Opening reception Feb. 10, 2012, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.




Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present Magnus Sigurdarson's solo exhibition,
1001 Dreams of Occupation: What's in it for me?.



The attempt to reach out to the Other over and over and over again despite preordained failure defines Sigurdarson's emphatically allegorical work.

For 1001 Dreams of Occupation: What's in it for me?, Miami-based Magnus Sigurdarson investigates ways to situate himself in the implications of The Arab Spring, since, he proposes, the strength of protests in the Middle East have made its participants less exotic, less Other. He does so with two videos of one-man protests; a rotating camel sculpture appropriated from a bakery sign; stills from his protest performances; and drawings of French colonial postcards of Arabia.

To read the full essay click here.

To view more work from Sigurdarson click here.




Magnus Sigurdarson

1001 Dreams of Occupation: What's in it for me?, 2012, installation shot


Magnus Sigurdarson

Occupy My Innocence - Opa Locka Train Station, 2012, HD video performance (installation shot)


To watch the full video click here.


Magnus Sigurdarson

Occupy My Innocence - Opa Locka City Hall, 2012


Magnus Sigurdarson

Occupy My Bliss (#1), 2012


Magnus Sigurdarson

1001 Dreams of Occupation #1, 2012


Magnus Sigurdarson

1001 Dreams of Occupation #1, 2012 (detail)


Magnus Sigurdarson

1001 Dreams of Occupation #2, 2012