BERG Contemporary at UNTITLED, Miami Beach 2018
At the 2018 edition of UNTITLED, Miami Beach, BERG Contemporary will present works by three artists of different backgrounds and nationalities; John Zurier, Kees Visser and Páll Haukur Björnsson. For a preview of our booth and the works exhibited please visit our Artsy page. The fair is open between December 5-9 and is located at Ocean Drive & 12th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. You will find us in booth C11.
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BERG Contemporary at UNTITLED, Miami Beach 2018
At the 2018 edition of UNTITLED, Miami Beach, BERG Contemporary will present works by three artists of different backgrounds and nationalities; John Zurier, Kees Visser and Páll Haukur Björnsson. For a preview of our booth and the works exhibited please visit our Artsy page. The fair is open between December 5-9 and is located at Ocean Drive
Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibits at Nordatlantens Brygge
Sigurður Guðjónsson will exhibit his 2016 video work Well at the exhibition HIGH & LOW – contemporary art from Iceland at Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen. The exhibition features works from the 1970’s until today by eleven contemporary Icelandic artists that work in a wide range of media. The title refers to the unpredictable Icelandic weather conditions
BERG Contemporary at LOOP Barcelona 2018
BERG Contemporary will be presenting the video work Recorder (2010) by Sigurður Guðjónsson at the 2018 edition of LOOP Barcelona. In Recorder two tape reels rotate above a pool of water, into which droplets of water fall. The sound of the water and the repetitive rotational movement of the reels draw the viewer into a powerful visual world.
Vasulka Kitchen Brno Opens
The Vasulka Kitchen Brno opens on October 30th in The Brno House of Arts in Czech Republic. The Vasulka Kitchen Brno (VKB) is a place for research, artistic experiment and informal education in the field of new media art. It consists of the archive of Steina and Woody Vasulkas work and a permanent exhibition of their selected works.
Artist talk with Haraldur Jónsson
Haraldur Jónsson will be hosting an artist talk for his exhibition Spectrum at Kjarvalsstaðir on Sunday October 21st at 2 pm. This exhibition presents work from Haraldur Jónsson’s diverse career of more than three decades. For more information, please visit the website of the Reykjavík Art Museum.
Tape by Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibited at Cinéphémère
Sigurður Guðjónsson’s 2016 video work Tape will be exhibited at the ninth edition of Cinéphémère, a short film programme presented by FIAC and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris, from October 17 – 21. The Cinéphémère will screen films presented by LOOP Barcelona curated by Carolina Ciuti on Saturday October 20th. The films are screened in open and free access, in
Haraldur Jónsson opens a retrospective at Kjarvalsstaðir
Haraldur Jónsson’s exhibition Spectrum opens in the Reykjavík Art Museum at Kjarvalsstaðir on Saturday October 20th at 4 pm. „This mid-career retrospective of Haraldur Jónsson‘s work, Spectrum, reflects the artist‘s unique position in the local art scene. His career is versatile and the media different, however the theme is always some sort of a distillation of
Dodda Maggý receives the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Arts Fund
Dodda Maggý has received a prize, money and recognition, from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Arts Fund, for her contribution in the field of art. The award ceremony took place Saturday October 13th at the opening of the exhibition Black and White at the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús. The prize was awarded by artist Erró who established
Sigurður Guðjónsson nominated for the DV Cultural Awards
We are pleased to report that Sigurður Guðjónsson is nominated for the DV Cultural Awards for the year 2017. Sigurður’s artist website is nominated in the category of digital art and is praised by the jury for its „entertaining layout which surprises and is prepared in a very professional manner“. Sigurður Guðjónsson’s website can be accessed
Kees Visser: Final week of exhibition
Kees Visser’s exhibition in BERG Contemporary has entered its final week. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. The last exhibition day is Saturday October 6th.
Steina & Woody Vasulka exhibited at Carroll Gallery
C-Trend (1974) by Woody Vasulka and Violin Power (1969-1978) by Steina will be presented in Carroll Gallery in Huntington, West Virginia. The exhibition Acts of Seeing and Hearing opens on Monday September 24th. „The exhibition features hybrid approaches to moving images, particularly video, that artists incorporate into their creative practices. The artists worked in a range
MYND by Steina at Whitney
Steina’s 2000 video installation MYND will be presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The exhibition Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018 will open on September 28th 2018 and runs until April 14th 2019. „Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning
Artist talk with Páll Haukur Björnsson
Páll Haukur Björnsson will be hosting an artist talk about his exhibition death of an object in gallery Kling & Bang on Thursday September 20th at 8 pm. „Death of an object occurs through an a-semantic process of decomposition where a given whole (society, ecosystem, perspective, etc.) is compromised by the immanence of it‘s own disorderly components.
Páll Haukur opens a new exhibition at Kling & Bang
Páll Haukur Björnsson opened his exhibition death of an object in gallery Kling & Bang September 1st 2018. „Death of an object occurs through an a-semantic process of decomposition where a given whole (society, ecosystem, perspective, etc.) is compromised by the immanence of it‘s own disorderly components. A whole is always smaller than it‘s parts.“ The exhibition
BERG Contemporary at CHART Art Fair, August 31-September 2, 2018
BERG Contemporary will be presenting works by Dieter Roth and Björn Roth at this year’s edition of CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen. The works presented include prints from Dieter Roth (1930-1998) spanning more than two decades of his artistic career and recent paintings in oil and watercolour by his son Björn Roth (b. 1961). CHART
Oh, So Quiet! at Verksmiðjan
Three of BERG Contemporary’s artists are currently exhibiting their work at Verksmiðjan, Hjalteyri. Steina, Dodda Maggý and Sigurður Guðjónsson all have video works at the exhibition OH, SO QUIET! Music as we look at it: art and cinema which opened July 28th. The exhibition is curated by Pascale Cassagnau of the Centre national des arts plastiques (National
Steina & Woody Vasulka at ZKM Karlsruhe
Several works by Steina & Woody Vasulka will be exhibited in the exhibition Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media. An Operative Canon, which opens Friday July 13th in ZKM, Karlsruhe. Woody Vasulka’s installation Light Revisited (1974-2001) will be exhibited as well as the video works Vocabulary, The Art of Memory and Voice Windows.
INLIGHT by Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibited at Kleifar
Sigurður Guðjónsson opens his exhibition INLIGHT at Kleifar this coming Saturday, July 7th. INLIGHT was originally shown in the fall of 2017 in the chapel and morgue of St. Josephs Chapel, Hafnarfjörður and earned Sigurður the Icelandic Art Prize. The exhibition consists of three video works from 2017, Fuser, Scanner and Mirror Projector which will be installed
BERG Contemporary announces new artist Páll Haukur
We are pleased to announce that BERG Contemporary now represents Páll Haukur Björnsson. With his art Páll Haukur Björnsson (b. 1981) tries to break away from and interrogate any given notions of meaning by asking what constitutes an object. His drawings and sculptures are often what he likes to call “unstable objects”, or works of
Sigurður Guðjónsson at Skaftfell
Sigurður Guðjónsson will be screening his video work Lightroom from 2018 at Skaftfell in Seyðisfjörður. The exhibition C A B L E opens June 16th at 4 PM and is open until September 2nd. „The exhibition highlights the major changes and advances that communication technology has entailed. Overload of information and increasingly fast-paced communication in
Sigurður Guðjónsson at Reykjavík Arts Festival
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will be screening his 2013 video work Balance at this year’s Reykjavík Arts Festival. The exhibition No Man’s Land: Where beauty alone reigns? examines the degree to which the Icelandic people value nature and their connection to the country‘s wilderness. It features the works of Icelandic artists from different times, from the early Icelandic
Trajectories performed at National Sawdust
Trajectories, a collaborative work by SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON & Icelandic composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, will be performed at National Sawdust on May 27th. Trajectories is a piece for piano and video, consisting of three-channel HD video and stereo sound. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for Visual Music and premiered at the festival of RCVM in
Warp by STEINA exhibited at The Current
Warp, a video piece by STEINA from 2000, will be exhibited at The Current Museum of Art in New York for a special salon event on May 23rd. Warp sees STEINA’S long-running investigations into video-effects technology and performance come together in a tape, in which she slowly approaches the camera, her body warping this way
Four BERG Contemporary artists at Rome Media Art Festival
Four of BERG Contemporary’s artists will be presenting their work at this year’s Media Art Festival in Rome. STEINA, WOODY VASULKA, SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON and DODDA MAGGÝ will all be presenting some of their video works at the festival which is being held between 17th and 19th May at MAXXI museum and other venues. The Media
Páll Haukur at Reykjavík Arts Festival
PÁLL HAUKUR BJÖRNSSON will be presenting a public sculpture at this year’s Reykjavík Arts Festival at the group exhibition The Wheel – Gone with the Wind. The exhibition is hosted by the Reykjavík Association of Sculptors and is the first in a series of five exhibitions which the association intends to host on a yearly basis, leading
BERG Contemporary closed for the first day of summer
Tomorrow, on April 19th, the first day of summer in Iceland, our gallery will be closed for the day. We look forward to welcoming you again on April 20th, from 11 am to 5 pm. For any urgent enquiries, please contact email@example.com
BERG CONTEMPORARY AT ART COLOGNE, APRIL 19-22, 2018
BERG Contemporary will be at booth D-25 for this year’s upcoming edition of ART COLOGNE, taking place from April 19-22. Being the first original fair of its kind, BERG Contemporary is pleased to participate in this year’s upcoming edition. In collaboration with Galerie Jérôme Poggi, BERG Contemporary will be presenting a wide range of KEES
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
BERG Contemporary closed throughout Easter weekend
BERG Contemporary will be closed from Thursday 29th of March, throughout Monday April 2nd 2018, due to Easter weekend. For any urgent matters during that time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haraldur Jónsson performs at Alþýðuhúsið, Siglufjörður
This Easter, on Good Friday, Haraldur Jónsson will perform his collaborative performance ‘BLOODSUN’ with Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir at Alþýðuhúsið, Siglufjörður. For more information on the performance and the program that day, please see here.
BERG Contemporary at the Armory Show, March 8-11, 2018
BERG Contemporary will be at booth F18 for this year’s upcoming edition of the Armory Show in New York, taking place on March 8-11, 2018. Located at Piers 92 and 94, BERG Contemporary will present Woody Vasulka’s rarely seen work Light Revisited (1974-2001). Sourced from Vasulka’s historic video Noisefields (1974), the work is an exquisite video projection
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON WINS ICELANDIC ART PRIZE
BERG Contemporary is pleased to announce the win of SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON at the Icelandic Art Prize, as Visual Artist of the Year. Sigurður earned the award for his 2017 exhibition Inlight, which was on show in the chapel and morgue of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hafnarfjörður. The award committee said that “[t]he exhibition is
Kees Visser at Neskirkja Church
On Sunday 18th of February will open an exhibition in Neskirkja Church of a series of 14 paintings by KEES VISSER, CRUX. The opening takes place directly after mass which begins at 11. Alongside the exhibition, BERG Contemporary will have on display sketches in direct correlation to the paintings on the upper floor of the gallery. On
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON nominated for Icelandic Art Prize
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON has been nominated as for this year’s Icelandic Art Prize, for his show ‘Inlight‘. This will be the first time the award is given, The Icelandic Visual Arts Council is the founder of the prize, who’s aim is to honour and promote outstanding Icelandic contemporary art and encourage new artistic forms and creation. The
Steina and Woody Vasulka at Pori Museum from 23 March 2018 – 2 September 2018
At Pori Museum, Steina and Woody Vasulka’s analogue videos and experiments with lens-based media and digital processors from the early seventies to the late nineties will be shown in the exhibition STEINA AND WOODY VASULKA: ART OF MEMORY. The Vasulkas’ methods anticipated the virtual modes of image-making that are dominant today. Steina (born 1940, Reykjavík)
Kees Visser in Drawing by Numbers at Galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris
Kees Visser takes part in the group exhibition DRAWING BY NUMBERS at Galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris, from January 27th to March 3rd 2018. To learn more about the exhibition, see here.
Reveal of Monika Grzymala’s site specific sculpture at Uppsala Science Park
On February 7th 2018, Monika Grzymala’s site specific art project Helix (Raumzeichnung* Uppsala) will be revealed for the very first time at Uppsala Science Park in Sweden. Installation artist Monika Grzymala and her team have created the sculpture especially for the opening of the new building. This space integrated art work with a height of
DODDA MAGGÝ in Dark Music Days Program
DODDA MAGGÝ is part of this year’s Dark Music Days program, with a screening of her work Loom (2017). Collaborating with composer María Huld Markan, the event takes place on January 26th, starting at 10 pm at the National Gallery of Iceland. To learn more visit the website of Dark Music Days here or see
Season’s greetings from BERG Contemporary
All of us here at BERG Contemporary wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year ahead. Our gallery will be open by appointments, but otherwise closed from December 22nd and we will return again with a new exhibition on January 12th, 2018. *Image by Haraldur Jónsson, taken from
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON in NJORD 2018
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will be participating in the upcoming edition of NJORD 2018, taking place in Copenhagen in January 2018. For NJORD 2018, SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON will present his work Trajectories (2014), a collaborative work between the artist and NJORD’s composer-in-residence, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, consisting of three channel HD video and stereo sound. The piece was commissioned by The Reykjavik Center for
BERG Contemporary at UNTITLED Miami Beach 2017
Starting on December 6th, BERG Contemporary exhibits at UNTITLED Miami Beach 2017, now in its fifth edition. BERG Contemporary will be located at booth E6 with available works by DODDA MAGGÝ, HARALDUR JÓNSSON, KEES VISSER and WOODY VASULKA, some exhibited for the very first time. A preview of the exhibition is currently available on Artsy,
BERG Contemporary artists in Fact of the Matter exhibition
The Reykjavík Art Museum opens a new exhibition this upcoming Saturday, on November 25th, focusing on the material world as the subject of a few chosen pieces from the museum’s collection, including work by DODDA MAGGÝ, FINNBOGI PÉTURSSON and HULDA STEFÁNSDÓTTIR. Bearing the title Fact of the Matter – Draft of Contemporary Art History in
DODDA MAGGÝ & Sigurður Guðjónsson in Addis Video Art Festival
Taking place between December 24th and January 3rd 2018 at various venues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the 2nd Addis Video Art Festival features the work of DODDA MAGGÝ and SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON. Their showcases are a part of a video program curated by Erin Honeycutt, aiming to create a dialogue between local and international artists by encouraging
Dodda Maggý and BERG Contemporary release an album
On the occasion of Dodda Maggý’s exhibition, VARIATONS, BERG Contemporary is releasing a vinyl record with the work C series. The album is signed and numbered, in edition of 30. C series is about the working process of a composing method that Dodda Maggý created for the piece, as she was mostly interested in creating
The Sound and Video Works of Dodda Maggý at ARoS Art Museum
ARoS Art Museum in Denmark has opened The Sound and Video Works of Dodda Maggý, which features nine works by the artist. The exhibition is the ninth in the series of ARoS FOCUS // NEW NORDIC, focusing on up-and-coming Scandinavian artists. In connection with the exhibition at ARoS, DODDA MAGGÝ will receive the Young Talent Award, a grant made
Inlight – Sigurður Guðjónsson’s solo exhibition at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital
On 23rd of September at 3 pm, Sigurður Guðjónsson’s solo exhibition, INLIGHT, opens at the chapel and morgue of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. For the exhibition Guðjónsson was selected from a large number of artists by ASÍ (Icelandic Confederation of Labour) Arts Council and has especially for this occasion created three new
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON AT CYCLE MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL
A new work by Sigurður Guðjónsson in collaboration with composer Lam Lai, Orviilot (2017), will premiere September 23rd at Cycle Music and Art Festival in Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum. For further information, click here
DODDA MAGGÝ featured in the Reykjavík Grapevine
The Reykjavík Grapevine stopped by BERG Contemporary in the passing week for a chat with DODDA MAGGÝ about her ongoing exhibition at the gallery and her exciting upcoming projects. To read the feature in full, click here.
BERG Contemporary at EXPO CHICAGO
BERG Contemporary will be partaking in this year’s EXPO CHICAGO, held at Navy Pier in the Festival Hall, September 13th-17th. BERG Contemporary will present works by Finnbogi Pétursson, Monika Grzymala, Steina and Woody Vasulka at booth number 742. To learn more about the fair, have a look here and here.
BERG Contemporary at CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen
Today marks the beginning of CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen and BERG Contemporary is located at booth number 22. Representing works by DODDA MAGGÝ, HARALDUR JÓNSSON and SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON, the fair runs through September 3rd and is held at Kunsthal Charlottenburg in Copenhagen. To learn more about the works available by our gallery, go here.
Sigurður Guðjónsson at Mykonos Multimedia Festival
Mykonos Multimedia Festival will host screenings of works by Sigurður Guðjónsson during their upcoming annual event. The works shown are titled Recorder and Veil. The festival will commence on September 1st, carrying through September 3rd 2017. To learn more, click here.
Hulda Stefánsdóttir & Sigurður Guðjónsson exhibit at Hafnarborg
Opening on Friday the 25th of August, Hulda Stefánsdóttir and Sigurður Guðjónsson will join in the opening of a group exhibition titled Painting – not a medium at the Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Art in Iceland. The exhibition is curated by Jóhannes Dagsson and will be presented with a directly-related symposium on 14. September.
Haraldur Jónsson in Living Art Museum exhibition
The Expedition to the Magic Mountain* (2013-2020) is an existential movement in time and space, exploring levels of consciousness, knowledge and sensibility, old and new. It is also the title of a newly opened exhibition by a group of contemporary artists, including BERG Contemporary’s very own Haraldur Jónsson. In conjunction with the exhibition, the expedition welcomes
DODDA MAGGÝ RECEIVES YOUNG TALENT AWARD AT ARoS AARHUS KUNSTMUSEUM
BERG Contemporary is proud to announce Dodda Maggý’s exhibition at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark, entitled THE SOUND AND VIDEO WORKS OF DODDA MAGGÝ. The exhibition is a part of the exhibition series ARoS FOCUS // NEW NORDIC which focuses on young Nordic artists. Dodda Maggý is in addition receiving the YOUNG TALENT award, which
DODDA MAGGÝ AT COPENHAGEN ART WEEK OPENING
Dodda Maggý’s work DeCore (loom) will feature on CPH Art Week Opening that will take place in VEGA, Copenhagen, on Thursday 24 Aug 8pm- 1am. For further information, click here
New exhibitions by Dodda Maggý
One of BERG Contemporary’s latest artist recruitments, Dodda Maggý, has opened two new exhibitions. Located in Iceland’s countryside, Kleifar in Blönduós, the former one is Ekkert Jarm and features work by the artist until 30. July 2017. To learn more click here. The second exhibition is Vicennial by Vane, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Open until 19. August 2017, it showcases
Haraldur Jónsson in Rolling Snowball
BERG Contemporary artist Haraldur Jónsson is currently exhibiting at Rolling Snowball, an annual group exhibition held in Djúpivogur, the Eastern part of Iceland. The show is now in its ninth edition and will run through 20. August 2017. To learn more, click here.
BERG CONTEMPORARY ANNOUNCES REPRESENTATION OF NEW ARTISTS AND UPCOMING FAIRS
BERG Contemporary is delighted to announce that the gallery now represents Dodda Maggý (b. 1981), Kees Visser (b. 1948) and John Zurier (b. 1956). To learn more about the artists, please click here. BERG Contemporary is also pleased to state their return to CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen and UNTITLED Miami, in addition to participating in this year’s EXPO CHICAGO.
Steina in Collecting Digital Art exhibition
Currently on show as part of a group exhibition titled Collecting Digital Art, Steina’s work Violin Power can be viewed at the Thoma Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With exhibitions that rotate quarterly, the foundation’s ongoing show includes pieces by Guillermo Galindo, Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Vera Molnar, Laura Splan and Steina. Made over the course of
New exhibitions by Haraldur Jónsson
Haraldur Jónsson exhibits new works at Stykkishólmur church in Iceland, this upcoming Saturday, 17th of June 2017. The opening is at 5pm. His show at Gallerí Úthverfa is currently still on in Ísafjörður, Iceland. To learn more about the exhibitions, click here and here.
A new documentary film on the Vasulkas
In its 12th edition, Skjaldborg is an Icelandic documentary film festival, held in Patreksfjörður, Iceland. It serves as a creative venue for premiering new Icelandic documentaries and BERG Contemporary is delighted to share that the festival will feature a brand new documentary on Steina and Woody Vasulka, trailblazers of video art and pioneering couple. The film is
LOOP Barcelona pays tribute to Steina and Woody Vasulka
Curated by Eugeni Bonet and Antony Mercader, the 15th edition of LOOP Barcelona will highlight pioneers of video art. Woody and Steina Vasulka will be featured in good company of such artists as Nam June Paik, Andy Warhol, Tony Oursler, Robert Cahen, Carles Pujol, Eugénia Balcells, David Hall as well as others. Taking part in
Artist talk with Steina at the National Gallery of Iceland
On 18th of May Steina will discuss her works with Hildur and Kristín Bjarnadóttir, the artist’s sisters, and Kristín Scheving, head of Vasulka-chamber, at the National Gallery of Iceland. The talk will be in icelandic and starts at 16:30. Free admission. Visitors can also see Steina’s Pyroglyphs, which is on display at the National Gallery,
Machine Vision by Steina at LOOP Festival 2017
BERG Contemporary proudly announces that Steina’s Machine Vision (1978) will be part of the exhibition ‘VIDEO REWIND: A look back from early video works from the 1970s and 1980s’ at LOOP Festival in Barcelona from May 17-25. On May 25th Steina and Woody Vasulka will be participating in conversation with Kristín Scheving and Don Foresta at LOOP
BERG Contemporary at LOOP Fair 2017, Barcelona
At LOOP Fair 2017, BERG Contemporary will present Golden Voyage (1973) by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka. In the mid-1970s, while working with various engineers and designers, the Vasulkas developed electronic tools specifically designed for art usage. They merged analog methods to digital methods, resulting in the precursor of many computer aided visualizations
BERG Contemporary at Photo London
BERG Contemporary proudly announces its participation at Photo London art fair this May. Now in its third edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community and the international creative society as a whole. Photo Londony harnesses outstanding creative talent and brings together the
Haraldur Jónsson in ‘Opnun’ tv series and exhibition
On 29 March 2017, Kling & Bang gallery at the Marshall House in Reykjavík will open a new collaborative exhibition curated by Dorothée Kirch and Markús Þór Andrésson under the title ‘Opnun’. BERG Contemporary artist Haraldur Jónsson will be showing work previously exhibited at BERG Contemporary, alongside many of Iceland’s top artists. The story behind the exhibition
BERG Contemporary closed through Easter weekend
BERG Contemporary wishes you a Happy Easter Holiday. The gallery will be closed from 13 – 17 April, but will open again on Tuesday 18 April.
Sigurður Guðjónsson in Cycle Music and Art Lab
Sigurður Guðjónsson will participate in Cycle workshop and artist residency in Hong Kong in collaboration with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, The Modern Academy and Spring Workshop for later showcase, April 13th to 17th. On April 15th, TRAJECTORIES, a collaborative composition for piano, electronics and video projection, with an electronic score composed by Anna Thorvaldsdottir with visuals
Sigurður Guðjónsson in BOUT at Reykjavík Art Museum
Sigurður Guðjónsson takes part in the group exhibition BOUT at Reykjavík Art Museum from April 6th to May 7th with DEATHBED (2006). BOUT is an extensive project where a large part of the animated works in the Reykjavík Art Museum collection will be put on show. The title refers to the works being exhibited in
Market Art Fair opens today
BERG Contemporary exhibits works by Finnbogi Pétursson at this year’s Market Art Fair in Stockholm, opening today. This will be the art fair’s 12th edition, as it has become an important meeting place for collectors and art professionals. BERG Contemporary welcomes all to their booth during the exhibition days, located at number 29. The fair is
Haraldur Jónsson in Hafnarborg exhibition
On Saturday, 25 March 2017, Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Art will open a new collaborative exhibition titled „Literally – Concrete poetry in Iceland from 1957 until today“. The show is held in the main exhibition hall of the museum and features some of Haraldur Jónsson’s artworks alongside others. The exhibition is curated by
Access for Everyone
From an entrance on Smiðjustígur it is possible to access our wheelchair ramp (see map). Here there are parking places for guests of the gallery and reserved places for wheelchair vehicles.
Hulda Stefánsdóttir on memory and time
March 3rd, 2017, 10.15 am, classroom 53 at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts Hulda Stefánsdóttir will be delivering an errand on her creative process, especially focusing on ideas on dimensions of time within the stillness of a painting’s surface. The exhibition Shift (2016) at BERG Contemporart reflected on the impossibility of capturing a specific
Finnbogi Pétursson exhibits at TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien
Opening later this month, on February 20th 2017, Finnbogi Pétursson will present his work as part of an ongoing exhibition series at TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien in the Austrian capital. Titled Tonspur 73: Finnbogi Pétursson, Border 2017, the show will run through May 27th, 2017. Further information to be announced.
Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina in Reykjavík Art Museum exhibition
BERG Contemporary artists Sigurður Guðjónsson and Steina are part of an extensive exhibition project, currently on at the Reykjavík Art Museum. Titled BOUT – play, performance, record and tale, referring to the works being exhibited in four different bouts, each one lasting around four weeks. Each bout has its own theme which is based on the approach
BERG Contemporary at Market Art Fair 2017
BERG Contemporary will be part of Market Art Fair’s 12th edition, taking place at Fargfabriken in Stockholm, March 24th-26th 2017. With leading galleries from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland participating, BERG Contemporary will be in good company, where the fair will showcase an exclusive selection of the most interesting art on the Nordic art scene,
Monika Grzymala exhibits in Germany and Spain
EACC (Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló) is presenting the first solo show in Spain of the work of Monika Grzymala (Zabrze, 1970). For this site-specific project the artist has used adhesive tape to create a temporary installation exploring the possibilities of three-dimensional drawing. Predicated on the use of the line, Grzymala generates a personal vocabulary
BERG Contemporary featured by Whitehot magazine and Artsy
BERG Contemporary has been actively taking part in Miami Art week at Untitled, Miami Beach, over the past days and is pleased to be featured by Whitehot Magazine and Artsy in relation to the fair. As written by Artsy; „For its fifth edition, UNTITLED returns to its perch on the sandy shores of South Beach
BERG Contemporary at Untitled, Miami Beach. Opens today.
Opening today, BERG Contemporary will exhibit works by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka at Untitled, Miami Beach. A preview of the exhibition is already available on Artsy, as can be seen here. BERG Contemporary will be located in booth C 11 Ocean Drive & 12th Street Miami Beach FL 33139
Monika Grzymala in Arte feature
Monika Grzymala is featured in an online article by Arte, where the viewer can gain a closer look at her work process and ideas. For an in depth look, we recommend watching the video, where Grzymala explains in her own words some thoughts behind her artworks. Please note that the video is in German/French. To
Untitled, Art, Miami Beach – Booth C11
For the fifth edition of Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, BERG Contemporary will exhibit works by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka. Through important video and print work the presentation will cast a light on the couple’s extensive career and explorations of the malleability of the image, the manipulation of electronic energy and the interrelation of sound and image. With
Rintaro Hara at AYUMI GALLERY / CAVE
AYUMI GALLERY / CAVE in Tokyo, Japan, has opened a brand new exhibition by Rintaro Hara, titled Ascending and Descending. Since its opening in 1984, AYUMI GALLERY has been a popular presentation space for active artists. It is also an interesting destination for visitors to Kagurazaka. The exhibition opened on November 19th 2016 and will run through
Steina & Woody Vasulka at Atelier Nord
Atelier Nord in Oslo has opened a new exhibition titled IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SIGNAL, featuring the works of Steina and Woody Vasulka, aiming to shed light on the technical diversity and wide-ranging will to experiment that characterises their contribution to the signal-focused tradition within video. The exhibition includes several interviews and conversations with Steina and Woody from the
SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON AT JIHLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Sigurður Guðjónsson takes part in Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival with four video works, Relief (2015), Balance (2013), Veil (2012) and Recorder (2010). Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival was conceived in the minds of a group of Jihlava grammar school students in 1997. Each autumn, the Jihlava IDFF brings together thousands of viewers, directors, artists, producers, film critics and journalists
Steina and Woody Vasulka at Untitled, Art
At Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, BERG Contemporary will present new and rarely seen works by pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka.
A NEW BOOK ON MONIKA GRZYMALA
Monika Grzymala. Drawing Spatially, the second monograph on the oeuvre of Monika Grzymala, was published by Hatje Cantz in September 2016.
SLIDERS_LAB AT VASULKA CHAMBER
On September 21st Jean-Marie Dellet and Frederic Curien at SLIDERS_lab will present their research project and share thoughts on the exhibition Vasulka’s Variations, a collaboration with Steina and Woody Vasulka from earlier this year in Centre d’art Le Lait in Albi, France. The presentation will take place at the National Gallery of Iceland and begins at
NORDIC MUSIC DAYS: SIGURÐUR GUÐJÓNSSON, HALLA STEINUNN STEFÁNSDÓTTIR AND NORDIC AFFECT
Premiere of a new collaboration piece S C A P E (2016) by artist Sigurður Guðjónsson, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and Nordic Affect on October 1st in Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall.
Trajectories at International Contemporary Ensemble
On september 18 Trajectories, a collaboration piece by Sigurður Guðjónsson with an electronic score by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, will be shown at the International Contemporary Ensemble in Abrons Arts Center, NY.
Interview with Sigurður Guðjónsson
An interview with Sigurður Guðjónsson on the occasion of the opening of the artist’s new solo exhibition at BERG Contemporary is available at Icelandic Art Center’s website.
Code Art Fair, Copenhagen
At Code Art Fair 2016, BERG Contemporary will present works by Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Steina and Woody Vasulka. Aug 26th – 28th Booth E Syd-019A http://www.codeartfair.dk/
7 Great Artist Duos That Shaped Art History
Steina and Woody Vasulka listed in Artsy editorial as one of 7 Great Artist Duos That Shaped Art History. Working together from 1969-1974, Steina’s experience as a violinist along with Woody’s training as a mechanical engineer and filmmaker fused to create the ground-breaking video environments that helped to establish the medium of video.
Steina at Currents, New Mexico
Steina premiers a new multi-channel video work at Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival on June 25th, 2016. Currents is an annual festival showcasing established and emerging media artists in traditional venues and outdoor spaces aimed at introducing media art as a bridge between contemporary art and the public.
Steina at Galeries Lafayette, Toulouse
Steina collaborates with SLIDERS_lab in Memory Mirror in the windows of Galeries Lafayette in Toulouse, France. Hosted by the Centres d’art Le Lait, the exhibition will be on display from July 4th to July 30th, 2016. Memory Mirror is an interactive variation of Steina’s Warp (2002) which presents the “twisting” effect of tracing movement via
Vasulka’s Variations at Centre d’art Le Lait
Steina and Woody Vasulka collaborate with SLIDERS_lab, an art research group hosted by the University of Poitiers, in Vasulka’s Variations at Centre d’art Le Lait in Albi, France from June 24th to October 23rd, 2016. The exhibition places the Vasulka’s amongst extended works by SLIDERS_lab, showing the transitions from analog to digital worlds. For example, Woody’s
Monika Grzymala, Orbital Motion in Castelló, Spain
Monika Grzymala’s first solo exhibition in Spain, Orbital Motion takes place at Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló from September 23rd, 2016 to January 8th, 2017. Grzymala explores the possibilities of three-dimensional drawing using a variety of materials and techniques aimed at exploring the transformation of the exhibition space. Documentary videos of performances by the artist
Finnbogi Pétursson in BY WATER, Finland
Finnbogi Pétursson takes part in the group exhibition BY WATER – Icelandic artists on the shores of Finland from June 4th to September 4th, 2016. Hosted by the Pro Artibus Foundation in Tammisaari, Finland, the exhibition explores the nature/culture relationship through the theme of water, specifically as it is carried out in Iceland. In Finnbogi’s
Steina & Woody Vasulka at Raven Row, London
Steina & Woody Vasulka, Machine Vision took place at Raven Row in London from May 19th to June 5th , 2016. The exhibition includes Steina’s 1978 installation, Machine Vision, which questions anthropocentric vision with variations of mechanical seeing. Also included were Woody’s Waveform Studies, an analysis of video imagery from 1977-2016. Other examples from the Vasulkas’ experiments
This is BERG Contemporary
BERG Contemporary aims to provide a diversified forum for contemporary art by representing emerging and established artists, and by seeking the resonant tone of the present in new and innovative exhibitions. BERG Contemporary is located in an old glass factory in Reykjavík, Iceland. The Icelandic artist Finnbogi Pétursson opens the very first exhibition of BERG Contemporary March