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.
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Kees Visser at Neskirkja Church
On Sunday 18th of February will open an exhibition in Neskirkja Church of a series of 14 paintings by KEES VISSER, CRUX. The opening takes place directly after mass which begins at 11. Alongside the exhibition, BERG Contemporary will have on display sketches in direct correlation to the paintings on the upper floor of the gallery. On
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON nominated for Icelandic Art Prize
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON has been nominated as for this year’s Icelandic Art Prize, for his show ‘Inlight‘. This will be the first time the award is given, The Icelandic Visual Arts Council is the founder of the prize, who’s aim is to honour and promote outstanding Icelandic contemporary art and encourage new artistic forms and creation. The
Steina and Woody Vasulka at Pori Museum from 23 March 2018 – 2 September 2018
At Pori Museum, Steina and Woody Vasulka’s analogue videos and experiments with lens-based media and digital processors from the early seventies to the late nineties will be shown in the exhibition STEINA AND WOODY VASULKA: ART OF MEMORY. The Vasulkas’ methods anticipated the virtual modes of image-making that are dominant today. Steina (born 1940, Reykjavík)