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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.


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Violin Power enters the Digital Canon of the Netherlands

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Haraldur Jónsson & Ásta Fanney perform in Hafnarborg

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Recorder chosen for Loop Barcelona Critics’ Pick

Recorder (2010) by Sigurður Guðjónsson was recently chosen as one of blinkvideo’s Critics’ Pick of Loop Barcelona 2018. The critics Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas included Recorder in their selection of the highlights of the art fair which took place in November of last year. „The video work “Recorder”, created in 2010 by the Icelandic artist Sigurður