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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

BERG Contemporary at Loop Art Fair, Barcelona

In light of current circumstances, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Loop Art Fair in Barcelona presents its 2020 hybrid edition, with BERG Contemporary presenting works by video artist Sigurður Guðjónsson. The fair will remain its physical format with the presentation of LOOP Salon, which brings together a selection of works from the fair at the Museu d’Història

Monika Grzymala at the Dresden Royal Palace, Germany

Monika Grzymala’s new outdoor installation project at the Dresden Royal Palace courtyard in Germany is now on view. It features a site-specific long-term project titled Raumzeichnung (stop motion), made out of sculpted paper, wire and fishing line. The work remains on view until the beginning of 2021. In other news, Grzymala’s work is also currently being featured

BERG CONTEMPORARY AT FRIEZE MASTERS 2020

BERG Contemporary showcases graphic works by the Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998) at this year‘s Frieze Masters. Dieter Roth produced a great variety of works in different artistic media, such as drawings, sculptures, and books, as well as installations and assemblages. The works exhibited on this occasion include selected graphic works from Roth‘s artistic output