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.
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