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Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina in Reykjavík Art Museum exhibition

BERG Contemporary artists Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina are part of an extensive exhibition project, currently on at the Reykjavík Art Museum. Titled BOUT – play, performance, record and tale, referring to the works being exhibited in four different bouts, each one lasting around four weeks. Each bout has its own theme which is based on the approach and subjects of the artists. The themes in question are play, performance, documentation and storytelling.

Steina is part of the first theme, PLAY, with her work Tokyo Four (1991), where the video work is technically characterised by an experimental approach to the media and research of the possibilities which technology brings. She has played an important part in the development of video art, as an active participant in the international art scene during the birth and formation years of the media, late in the sixties.

The fourth and last bout is TALE, where Sigurður Guðjónsson’s work Deathbed (2006) is being showcased, with him being one of the primary artists representing this approach to video art in Iceland today.

During the exhibition an extensive program will run in Hafnarhús with conversations with the artists and lectures on video art and New Media. The show runs through May 7th, 2017.


In other news

BERG Contemporary at Photo L.A.

As part of photo l.a.’s first edition of Virtual Collect + Connect, BERG Contemporary will represent Katrín Elvarsdóttir’s photographic works from June 27th – 28th, during the virtual art fair. To get your tickets now, click here. For any preview enquiries, please contact gallery@bergcontemporary.is

We are expanding!

BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce an expansion to its gallery space in Reykjavík, with new exhibitions opening in the coming months. After being temporarily closed due to construction and COVID-19 restrictions our team is looking forward to welcoming guests again later this summer. Until then, the gallery will continue to be open by appointment

RÓSA GÍSLADÓTTIR’s proposal wins at Icelandic Regional Development Institute

Rósa Gísladóttir has been announced the winner of a competition held by the Icelandic Regional Development Institute, which will result in a new work by the artist in their newly built Sauðarkrókur headquarters. The three-dimensional work is titled The Rocket and the Diamond and bears reference to a journey towards the future and progression, according