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Katrín Elvarsdóttir at Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen

Snowflakes, vegetation, and human intervention in nature are at the core of the exhibition Snowflakes and Other Surprises, which presents work by 16 artists from Iceland, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The exhibition has been curated by the Icelandic author and curator Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir, who has developed the term and concept of poetic storytelling. The concept describes a particular way of using a photograph as a narrative medium in an attempt to understand and sense the world.

Featured in the exhibition is Katrín Elvarsdóttir, along with Einar Falur Ingólfsson, the author of BERG Contemporary’s current Reykjavík exhibition.

The works in the exhibition shed light in various ways on the human relationship with nature and other living beings. A common feature of the participating artists is that they are preoccupied with various phenomena or elements of nature such as trees, mountains, plants, birds, and snowflakes – and they explore new ways of being in the world; of relating to and interacting with the world and nature.

Snowflakes and Other Surprises is part of a Nordic collaboration among Fotografisk Center, Landskrona Foto in Sweden, and Northern Photographic Centre in Finland, where the exhibition will be shown subsequently in 2022 and 2023.

The exhibition is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, the Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark, the Icelandic Embassy in Copenhagen, The Obel Family Foundation and the Danish Arts Council.

Fotografisk Center is glad to announce the opening of the exhibition Snowflakes and Other Surprises Friday, January 21st from 13-19, where there is free admission for everyone. Curator Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir will be present in the exhibition in the time period 17-19.


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