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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

Closed on Tuesday, April 27th

BERG Contemporary will be closed on the first day of summer, April 22nd and on Tuesday, April 27th 2021, due to outside construction of the building. We look forward to welcoming you again, during our regular opening hours.

Sigurður Guðjónsson to collaborate with Mónica Bello for the Pavilion of Iceland

The Icelandic Art Center has now announced that Sigurður Guðjónsson, Iceland’s chosen artist representation at the 59th Venice Biennale (April 23–November 27, 2022), will collaborate with curator Mónica Bello to realize his project for the Pavilion of Iceland, which will be located in the Arsenale for the first time. Mónica Bello focuses her curatorial work on the narratives of

Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina at Kjarvalsstaðir – Reykjavík Art Museum

On March 27th, a new group exhibition opens at Kjarvalsstaðir – Reykjavík Art Museum, connecting works by contemporary Icelandic artists with the works of the iconic painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972). The exhibition, Eternal Recurrence, features, among other artists, works by Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina. Eternal Recurrence will be open to the public