28 July – 9 September 2018
Oh, So Quiet! Music as we look at it: Art and Cinema
Charles de Meaux
Dominique Gonzalez Foerster
Curated by Pascale Cassagnau
The parallel and common histories of modern art and contemporary art – with photography, cinema, video and television – have become more and more interwoven, by placing art into the focus of the camera, in need of time. One could cite the very relevant encounter between cinema and art through the documentary film made in 1966 by Brian de Palma on modern art “The Responsive Eye”. Elaborating a program of films on contemporary creation in its broader context, is to spark meetings between subjects, domains and fields of expression as to highlight the work of art. In this perspective, the meeting between music and cinema creates a universe which is rich of singular art works. Wheater through music, singing, recitation or register of noise, the sound of the works engages in cross-plays of language, speech and listening, which Roland Barthes often emphasized the complex and subtle process. The artists design sound installations configured as spaces to experience; a song being whispered, a shout, an unbearably strident noise and some music. Other works provide scenarios for abstract sound landscapes. This collection of films emanating from the video collection of CNAP includes works by Charles de Meaux, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Ange Leccia, Romain Kronenbourg and Lorna Simpson, bear witness to the rich diversity of film creation in France, which is presented alongside the rich singularity of Icelandic creation. With: Steina Vasulka, Dodda Maggý, Sigurður Guðjónsson.
Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri
25 November 2017 – 1 May 2018
Fact of the Matter – Draft of Contemporary Art History in Iceland [1.0]
Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
The material world is the subject of a few chosen pieces from Reykjavík Art Museum’s collection. Natural phenomena, man-made things and various materials are the foundation, based on characteristics, nature, meaning and value. The exhibition is a part of the museum’s sketch work of sorts, of the history of contemporary Icelandic art. The idea is that the museum continues choosing pieces from the collection and placing them in the context of an experiment of writing art history as it happens. When pieces are bought by the museum, a certain choice takes place, reflecting on the diversity of art creation each time, but here we try to analyse even further the joint emphases, found in today’s artistic melting pot. What characterises Icelandic fine art in the 21. century? What are the subjects of artists, their methods, materials and challenges?
Reykjavík Art Museum
Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík
26 January 2018 // 10:00 PM
Dark Music Days
Loom performed by Nordic Affect at the National Gallery of Iceland
Loom is a video/music piece composed for Nordic Affect. The musical score is written by María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and the video created by Dodda Maggý.
National Gallery of Iceland
Fríkirkjuvegi 7, 101 Reykjavik
24 December 2017 – 3 January 2018
2nd Addis Video Art Festival
With its 2nd edition the Addis Video Art Festival continues to create a dialogue between local, and international artists by encouraging digital media culture. It will take place between 24 December and 3 January and will screen throughout Addis Ababa in a variety of locations including street corners, rooftops, public centers and art centers.
The international festival intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Ethiopia and by sharing video art in both conventional and non-conventional settings, the festival will reach both the artist community and the everyday passerby. In the selection of works chosen for the second edition of the festival, the theme of love triangle appears in many manifestations from the intimately personal to the socio-political-environmental to the cosmic. The videos portray a sense of time that is liquid in its survey of the present moment, but in the end, moves steadfastly forward. The migrations amongst various geographies portrayed in the works correlate to various timelines as well. This is very fitting to the location of the festival in Ethiopia as it follows the Julian calendar, which is 8 years behind the Gregorian calendar, creating a new terrain of time altogether.
While the mechanics of triangulation has uses in politics, psychology, social sciences, and in the interpersonal politics of love, the essential method is always the same: by converging measurements taken from two distinct points, a more confident result is found, validating the data, be it time, space, or people, from the perspective of multiple observers. In this way, the complexity of the human experience is portrayed more accurately. However, triangulation also points out absences as space is filled from all sides in a balancing act that correlates to the other sides, one can easily find what is not contributing to the whole.
The festival will show works by Alban Wady El Neel, Mohamad El-Hadidi, Mulugeta Gebrekidan, Marie-Frnace Giaraudon, Martha Haile, Edgar Endress, Shahar Marcus & Nezaket, Helina Metaferia, Caroline Koss, Michael Macgarry, Suzanne Wawra, Onyinye Alheri Nigeria, Meike Redeker, Ng’endo Mukii, Eyal Segal, Yacob Bizuneh, Jacob Podbler and Wala & Kush and a guest program with Video Art from Iceland curated by Erin Honeycutt and featuring the artists Kristín Scheving, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Dagrún Aðalsteinnsdóttir, Dodda Maggy, Ásdis Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Logi Leo Gunnarsson and Rakel Jonsdottir.
Various places, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
6- 10 December 2017
UNTITLED Miami Beach 2017
BERG Contemporary will be located at booth E6 with available works by Dodda Maggý, Haraldur Jónsson, Kees Visser and Woody Vasulka
4 November 2017 // 1:00 PM
Iceland Airwaves – Music Tech Day
Saturday 4th of November in Bíó Paradís will host exciting, interactive events as part of the Iceland Airwaves Conference & Lounge.
All events are open to the public!
13:00 Dodda Maggý, renowned artist and musician will showcase her visuals in Salur 1. Come see the much buzzed about work on the big screen!
14:00 dj. flugvél & geimskip is going to show us how to play her new video game which is made to coincide with her upcoming album release. She’ll show us how it works and you can try it yourself.
Alongside this we’ll have some lectures and performances as part of Music Tech Day:
14:20 Promogogo – Einar Örn (30 minutes)
15:00 Halldór Eldjárn (30 minutes)
15:45 Neon Planets – Interactive Music Publishing & Live Performance with Daði Freyr
16:30 Genki Instruments introduces Wave
Hverfisgata 54, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
1 – 3 September 2017
Chart Art Fair
BERG Contemporary will present artworks from Sigurður Guðjónsson, Dodda Maggý and Haraldur Jónsson
Nyhavn 2, 1051 Copenhagen, Denmark
22 – 30 July 2017
Olga Bergmann & Anna Hallin
Kleifum, Blönduósi, Iceland
13 July – 19 August 2017
Mark Joshua Epstein
Simon Le Ruez
39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK