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BERG Contemporary at LOOP Fair 2017, Barcelona

At LOOP Fair 2017, BERG Contemporary will present Golden Voyage (1973)  by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka.

In the mid-1970s, while working with various engineers and designers, the Vasulkas developed electronic tools specifically designed for art usage. They merged analog methods to digital methods, resulting in the precursor of many computer aided visualizations used today. In Golden Voyage, Magritte’s painting The Golden Legend (1958) becomes a pretext for exploring the possibilities of video, a medium that was still being defined at the time. The baguettes in the painting are the recurring motif in the video. The loaves of bread are manipulated electronically to change their location in the landscape.


In other news

Oh, So Quiet! at Verksmiðjan

Three of BERG Contemporary’s artists are currently exhibiting their work at Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri. Steina, Dodda Maggý and Sigurður Guðjónsson all have video works at the exhibition OH, SO QUIET! Music as we look at it: art and cinema which opened July 28th. The exhibition is curated by Pascale Cassagnau of the Centre national des arts plastiques (National

Steina & Woody Vasulka at ZKM Karlsruhe

Several works by Steina & Woody Vasulka will be exhibited in the exhibition Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media. An Operative Canon, which opens Friday July 13th in ZKM, Karlsruhe. Woody Vasulka’s installation Light Revisited (1974-2001) will be exhibited as well as the video works Vocabulary, The Art of Memory and Voice Windows.

INLIGHT by Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibited at Kleifar

Sigurður Guðjónsson opens his exhibition INLIGHT at Kleifar this coming Saturday, July 7th. INLIGHT was originally shown in the fall of 2017 in the chapel and morgue of St. Josephs Chapel, Hafnarfjörður and earned Sigurður the Icelandic Art Prize. The exhibition consists of three video works from 2017, Fuser, Scanner and Mirror Projector which will be installed