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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 UNTITLED, Miami Beach 2018

At the 2018 edition of UNTITLED, Miami Beach, BERG Contemporary will present works by three artists of different backgrounds and nationalities; John Zurier, Kees Visser and Páll Haukur Björnsson. For a preview of our booth and the works exhibited please visit our Artsy page. The fair is open between December 5-9 and is located at Ocean Drive

Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibits at Nordatlantens Brygge

Sigurður Guðjónsson will exhibit his 2016 video work Well at the exhibition HIGH & LOW – contemporary art from Iceland at Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen. The exhibition features works from the 1970’s until today by eleven contemporary Icelandic artists that work in a wide range of media. The title refers to the unpredictable Icelandic weather conditions

BERG Contemporary at LOOP Barcelona 2018

BERG Contemporary will be presenting the video work Recorder (2010) by Sigurður Guðjónsson at the 2018 edition of LOOP Barcelona. In Recorder two tape reels rotate above a pool of water, into which droplets of water fall. The sound of the water and the repetitive rotational movement of the reels draw the viewer into a powerful visual world.