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Katrín Elvarsdóttir at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography

On September 19th, a new group exhibition opens at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, featuring the works of Katrín Elvarsdóttir. Titled Distance and Intimacy, Contemporary Icelandic Photography, we hear the voices of some of those who have made their mark on contemporary Icelandic photography over the past two decades. Visitors are invited to “see more“ and to consider what happens when one looks at photographs for a long time. The photographs have been selected on the grounds that each individual image speaks in its own way to our time. Some depict reality in an uncompromising manner, while others lead us into confusion. All make us think about current affairs and take a stance regarding life and the society of which we, and they, are a part.

The exhibition will be open from 19 September 2020 to 10 January 2021 and is curated by Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir. It showcases the content of a new book, Fegurðin er ekki skraut. Íslensk samtímaljósmyndun. (Beauty is not an ornament. Contemporary Icelandic Photography).


In other news

Closed on Tuesday, April 27th

BERG Contemporary will be closed on the first day of summer, April 22nd and on Tuesday, April 27th 2021, due to outside construction of the building. We look forward to welcoming you again, during our regular opening hours.

Sigurður Guðjónsson to collaborate with Mónica Bello for the Pavilion of Iceland

The Icelandic Art Center has now announced that Sigurður Guðjónsson, Iceland’s chosen artist representation at the 59th Venice Biennale (April 23–November 27, 2022), will collaborate with curator Mónica Bello to realize his project for the Pavilion of Iceland, which will be located in the Arsenale for the first time. Mónica Bello focuses her curatorial work on the narratives of

Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina at Kjarvalsstaðir – Reykjavík Art Museum

On March 27th, a new group exhibition opens at Kjarvalsstaðir – Reykjavík Art Museum, connecting works by contemporary Icelandic artists with the works of the iconic painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972). The exhibition, Eternal Recurrence, features, among other artists, works by Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina. Eternal Recurrence will be open to the public