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Finnbogi Pétursson at Neskirkja, Iceland

Finnbogi Pétursson opens a new exhibition, HLJÓÐ, at Neskirkja in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland this upcoming Sunday.

The exhibition consists of three works, Logg Loops (2020), Centre (2006) and Traps (2005), which all focus on his conceptual approach towards sound. His newest work Logg Loops, focuses on the gatherings of old radio broadcast material from the 1980s, once preserved by Icelandic law. Authorities quickly came to realize that it is an utterly hopeless task to collect every radio broadcast there is, and discontinued their task. And here, these reels have turned into a cement of sorts, after years of closed storage. If their murmur can be played at all, they will only be played once. After that, the tape is ruined. Their sound is preserved, like a modern-day fossil.

 


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