• Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Sleipnir, 2018, wood, metal, steel bearings, electromagnets, sound. Installation view. Photo: Pat Verbruggen.

    Pedro Gómez-Egaña


    The pathways of our world are more tangled than we could ever know. From Azerbaijan, the Colombian artist Pedro Gómez-Egaña has drawn a line toward Norway, where he now lives. His solo show at Yarat Contemporary Art Space comprised a single installation, Sleipnir, 2018. Its title referred to the eight-legged horse ridden by Odin, a Norse god said to have traveled from Azerbaijan to Scandinavia. Odin carries the head of Mimir, the god of wisdom, whose eyes can see the whole world. We rode into a realm of fantasy, imagination, and poetic freedom.

    In 1999, the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl found

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