Dreams of the Sublime and Nowhere in Contemporary Icelandic Art

18 May – 31 August 2008


This exhibition includes many new works of photography and video art by Iceland’s most outstanding artists, building on their disparate ideas about nature as a phenomenon. The exhibition ranges from early twentieth-century photographs to recent installations by young and noted Icelandic artists. Curated by Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir. This exhibition was first mounted at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels as part of the 2008 Iceland on the Edge festival. The exhibition is part of the program of the Reykjavik Arts Festival. The National Bank of Iceland is the main sponsor of this exhibition.

Anna Hallin , Daníel Þorkell Magnússon, Gjörningaklúbburinn / Icelandic Love Corporation, Halldór Ásgeirsson, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Kristján Guðmundsson, Ólafur Elíasson, Olga Bergmann, Pétur Thomsen, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Spessi, Steina Vasulka, Vigfús Sigurgeirsson.

Preface by Hafþór Yngvason

Article by Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir

Article by Emily Bradly

Article by Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir



 Landsbanki silver


Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

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Daniel fiorkell Magnusson (1958)
So Fucking Peaceful, 2001 
Courtesy of the artist

Daniel fiorkell Magnusson (1958) So Fucking Peaceful, 2001 Courtesy of the artist


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