The exhibition Far opened as a part of The Icelandic Photo Festival at the beginning of the year, but ended last week due to a stricter ban on public gatherings. For that reason, we have taken down the exhibition, to be able to use the time and the space to focus on the inner workings of the museum, reviewing and reorganizing the art collection of Hafnarborg.
At the exhibition, works by artist Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir entered into dialogue with works by Ralph Hannam, an amateur photographer who was active in Iceland in the mid-twentieth century. Even though the exhibition may be over, you now get a chance to experience it online, through this tour, where Ágústa Kristófersdóttir, Director of Hafnarborg, talks about its foundation, the artistic process and select works in the exhibition.
We would like to thank everyone who visited Hafnarborg for the exhibition, while it was on view, and hope that everyone will enjoy seeing it here – both those of you who are seeing it for the first time and those who have seen it before. We would also like to urge you to draw inspiration from the artists’ approach and look for interesting angles in your surroundings, in your daily life.
Captions available in English and Icelandic.