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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 closed for the first day of summer

Tomorrow, on April 19th, the first day of summer in Iceland, our gallery will be closed for the day. We look forward to welcoming you again on April 20th, from 11 am to 5 pm. For any urgent enquiries, please contact gallery@bergcontemporary.is  

BERG CONTEMPORARY AT ART COLOGNE, APRIL 19-22, 2018

BERG Contemporary will be at booth D-25 for this year’s upcoming edition of ART COLOGNE, taking place from April 19-22. Being the first original fair of its kind, BERG Contemporary is pleased to participate in this year’s upcoming edition. In collaboration with Galerie Jérôme Poggi, BERG Contemporary will be presenting a wide range of KEES

Rintaro Hara at Forum Box, Finland

Forum Box, a non-profit artist-run co-operative society in Finland, opens a new exhibition by BERG Contemporary artist RINTARO HARA on April 6th 2018. Titled PORT JOURNEY, the exhibit features the artist’s installation Ascending and Descending. HARA often works by creating site-specific installations which utilise the characteristics of the exhibition space and has lately been working on astronomy