B
c
e
r
E
o
m
a
R
n
p
r
G
t
o
y

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 phenomena in particular, using lights, wooden structures and mechanics.

The gallery space in HARA’s installation represents both the arctic white night and polar night while the moving spheres can resemble familiar round shapes: the moon, a snowball and so on. Stepping into the dark cube, the viewer can experience the shift in the amount of daylight when the Nordic summer moves into the winter time and possibly visions of the aurora borealis. Perhaps for some, the dark room with its illuminated planets or moons can also act as a voyage to day dreams of our universe.

The title of HARA’s installation is cited from M.C. Escher’s lithography print work „Ascending and descending“, an iconic image presenting a visual paradox of a staircase in a building. In much the same way, the mechanics of Hara’s installation also play with our vision and visual illusions which the moving or „floating“ spheres create.

To learn more about the exhibition, please see here.

In addition to the upcoming opening, RINTARO HARA has also been awarded at The Japan Media Arts Festival for his interactive art piece Projection Wall. To learn more about the jury selections, please see here.


In other news

BERG Contemporary at CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen

BERG Contemporary is participating once again in this year’s upcoming edition of CHART Art Fair, taking place in Copenhagen August 30th-September 1st, 2019. Showcasing new works by artist Páll Haukur, our booth is located no.25. CHART Art Fair is located in Kunsthal Charlottenborg in the city center. For any press related enquiries or for more information on

Sigurður Guðjónsson in collaboration with Spektral Quartet at Adler Planetarium

Today marks the announcement of a Chicago premiere of Enigma, a live music and 360-degree video experience by Sigurður Guðjónsson and composer Anna Þorvalsdóttir. The piece is co-produced with the Adler Planetarium and is part of Spektral Quartet‘s newly released program for the year 2020. This immersive piece brings listeners in touch with the sublime and the

HARALDUR JÓNSSON official artist of the city of Reykjavík

On Iceland’s national independence day, June 17th, the mayor of Reykjavík officially announced the selection of HARALDUR JÓNSSON as Reykjavík’s city artist 2019. The nomination is an honorary award to an artist that has through their life’s work excelled in their role and made their mark on Icelandic art life. To learn more, visit the