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BERG Contemporary (IS)

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 through a programme of innovative exhibitions. BERG Contemporary is located in an old glass factory in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2021, BERG Contemporary presents a new exhibition by Hulda Stefánsdóttir, furthering the artist’s investigation into what constitutes a painting and the various ways we can understand ideas of medium and context. Furthermore, BERG will introduce Dodda Maggý, a female multimedia artist of a younger generation, currently making waves in Scandinavia.

Dodda Maggý, Overture (G Major), 2021, archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 35 x 35 cm

Dodda Maggý, Overture (G Major), 2021, archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 35 x 35 cm

Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Untitled (Time Map), 2020, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 35 cm

Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Untitled (Time Map), 2020, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 35 cm

Dodda Maggý (IS)

Dodda Maggý’s audio-visual works explore the complex artistic language of time-based media. In an attempt to externalize the internal dimensions of dreams, memories, and imagination, Maggý’s practice spans across installation, film, music, sound art, and silent moving imagery. The works often carry a lyrical sensibility and a highly personal emotionalism that borders on the fantastical. She approaches the visual in a musically composed manner, using timing, rhythm and flow in a way that blurs the typical distinction between music and image.

Dodda Maggý (b. 1981) lives and works in Reykjavik. She studied fine arts and musical composition in Iceland and Scandinavia and her work has been exhibited widely. Notable exhibitions include: the National Gallery of Iceland, ARoS – Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Scandinavia House in New York, Yale University in New Haven, and the National Gallery of Denmark.

Overture (G Major)

Archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 1 ed. + 1 AP, 35 x 35 cm
2021

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Overture (G Major)

Archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 1 ed. + 1 AP, 35 x 35 cm
2021

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Coil

Video, 12 mins.
2017

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Curlicue (spectra)

Video and music, 10 mins
2017

Photo by Maja Theodoraki

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Dodda Maggý

Installation view

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Dodda Maggý, installation view

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Hulda Stefánsdóttir (IS)

Hulda Stefánsdóttir has created a strong array of works in her research of what constitutes a painting, its medium, and context. She has continually played on its presentation within the exhibition space, often focusing her works together as a whole that speaks directly into the given architectural frame. Her paintings derive from an intuitive and continuous process, an interplay between a materialistic experience and memory.

Hulda Stefánsdóttir (b. 1972) studied in Iceland and New York. Since the turn of the century she has shown her work in addition to teaching and holding a professorship at the Iceland University of the Arts from 2008 – 2016.
Solo exhibitions include Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, CA; Gerðarsafn Municipal Museum, Iceland; The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Untitled (Time Map)

Acrylic on canvas, 35 x 35 cm
2020

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Untitled & Untitled #3

Acrylic on paper, Acrylic on canvas
2019

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Untitled

Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 100 cm
2019

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Untitled (Time Map)

Acrylic on canvas, 35 x 50 cm
2017

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Untitled (Time Map)

Acrylic on Canvas, 35 x 35 cm
2020

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Untitled

Acrylic on canvas, 35 x 35 cm
2017

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Untitled (Time Map)

Acrylic on Canvas, 35 x 35 cm
2020

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Untitled (Time Map)

Acrylic on Canvas, 35 x 35 cm
2020

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Untitled (Time Map)

Acrylic on Canvas, 35 x 35 cm
2020

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Facade of BERG Contemporary in Reykjavík