Sunday August 23rd at 3 p.m. Björn Árnason, Daniel Reuter and Katrín Elvarsdóttir talk to museum guests and discuss their work in the exhibition No Site now on display at Hafnarborg’s main gallery. This is also the last day of the exhibition.
The exhibition No site is an exhibition of the works of eight artists living in Iceland who are turning their gaze towards Icelandic nature. Björn Árnason, Claudia Hausfeld, Daniel Reuter, Edda Fransisca Kjarval, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Pétur Thomsen and Stuart Richardson all work with photography as a medium. The works are all made in the timespan 2008 – 2015. The curators are Áslaug Íris Friðjónsdóttir and Unnur Mjöll S. Leifsdóttir.
Daniel Reuter was born in Germany in 1976. In 2013 he graduated from the limited-residency MFA in Photography at the University of Hartford, Connecticut. His first book, History of the Visit, has been nominated for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First Photobook of the Year Award 2013, as well as for the German Photobook Award 2015. His work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States and Japan. Daniel currently resides in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Katrín Elvarsdóttir (b. 1964) received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1993. She also holds a BA in French from the University of Iceland. Katrin’s photographs have been shown in group exhibitions around the world and she has held solo exhibitions in Iceland, Denmark, Poland and the USA. Her images are straightforward and clear with a sense of timelessness, and she photographs familiar objects we have names for, but often they participate in a narrative that is equivocal or unfamiliar. Instead of telling a story of the obvious, the narrative elements in her photographs are hidden or evasive, even ominous. Her monographs Equivocal and Vanished Summer were published in 2011 and 2013, respectively, by Iceland’s foremost art book publisher Crymogea.