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.

Steina and Woody Vasulka, installation view, BERG Contemporary

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Steina and Woody Vasulka (IS/CZ)

During their lifelong dialogue with machines – from cathode-ray televisions to digital computer systems – video revolutionists Steina and Woody Vasulka were among the first to engage with the electronic signal as an artistic medium. Their extensive body of work has shaped and continues to articulate the structure and materiality of video art history. In 1971 they founded The Kitchen in New York, one of the first institutions to embrace the emerging fields of video art, performance art, and cross-disciplinary practice.

Steina (b. 1940, Reykjavík; IS) and Woody Vasulka (b. 1937, Brno; CZ. d. 2019) have received numerous awards and recognitions for their life’s work, such as Guggenheim fellowships and honorary doctorates from SFMOMA (US). Their work has been exhibited extensively in many of the world’s most major museums including: the Whitney Museum of American Art (US) and The Centre Pompidou (FR).

Waveform Studies XXVIII

Woody Vasulka, Iris Print Series
1977-2003

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Bad (Still no. 2)

Steina
2020

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Waveform Studies VII

Woody Vasulka, Iris Print Series
1977-2003

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The Matter

Woody Vasulka, Installation view
1974

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Electromagnetic Objects

Woody Vasulka
1975

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Iris Print Series

Woody Vasulka, Installation view
1977-2003

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Iris Print Series

Woody Vasulka, I, Installation view
1977-2003

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Portrait of Steina and Woody Vasulka

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Facade of BERG Contemporary in Reykjavík