Cristian Rieloff och Árni Gudmundsson


TITEL Bums, 2010/2012. 180×145 cm © Cristian Rieloff & Árni Gudmundsson 2012
KONTAKT Árni arni.gson[at]
Cristian  cristianrieloff[at]


The bums in a golden frame is a faked situation—so we wouldn’t have to bother professional bums. And we only wanted to be bums for a comfortable amount of time. The work is part of our ongoing movement through the landscape of masculinity.

The meaning of the word is:

1. a person who avoids work and sponges on others; loafer; idler.

2. a tramp, hobo, or derelict.

3. Informal: an enthusiast of a specific sport or recreational activity, especially one who gives it priority over work, family life, etc.: a ski bum; a tennis bum.

4. Informal: an incompetent person.