The photo and the painting in our times
21.5.2016 — 9.10.2016
In the exhibition LIGHTPAINT an attempt is made to study various aspects of paintings in photos of Icelandic contemporary art. Tradition maintains that artistic media are perfectly distinct and unique in nature and constitution. Nevertheless the marriage of photography and painting has always been complex and it is never easy to gather how ideas and influences entwine in the presentation of reality in each medium. Photography and painting are often defined as opposition by references to difference in nature, but what seems to characterize the relationship of these media in our times is their impossibility of assuming supremacy. Their limits and disposition merge when the painting emerges in the photo and dissipates along with it.
The works in the exhibition are from 1965 to 2015 and the majority is in the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland.
Artists: Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, Daníel Þorkell Magnússon, Erla Þórarinsdóttir, Heimir Björgúlfsson, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Hugsteypan (Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir & Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir), Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Ólafur Elíasson, Ólafur Lárusson, Pétur Thomsen, Rafn Hafnfjörð, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sigurður Árni Sigurðarson, Sigurjón Jóhannsson, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir, Spessi (Sigurþór Hallbjörnsson), Svala Sigurleifsdóttir, Tumi Magnússon, Valgerður Guðlaugsdóttir, Þór Sigurþórsson.
Picture: Cul de sac II Ólafur Lárusson 1980