Frontiers of Another Nature. Contemporary Photographic Art from Iceland

19.08.2011 — 16.10.2011

Opening: 18. August 2011, 19 Uhr

“Frontiers of Another Nature – Contemporary Photographic Art from Iceland” is a unique selection of emerging and established Icelandic photo-media artists. These artists repeatedly draw from the landscape and environment in their work. Most of the artists are little known in Germany and most of these particular works have never been on view here.

“Frontiers of Another Nature” examined how the photographic arts are essential to examine individual derivations, which constitute the complexities of Icelanders undeniable relationship to their natural environment. This exhibition will introduce ambiguous environments in which the photographers themselves investigate and build visual narratives around the expanse of land, or the loss of it. Here the landscape often performs as metaphor for desire, alienation, magnificence and awe, tradition, irony and rebellion or achievement and deficit.

The Exhibition was a production of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt in cooperation with the Frankfurter Kunstverein. It was part of the arts and culture program “Fabulous Iceland – Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011”.

Participating Artists: Bára Kristinsdóttir, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Icelandic Love Corporation, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson, Katrin Elvarsdóttir, Pétur Thomsen, Spessi

Curators: Celina Lunsford, Christiane Stahl, Inga Lára Baldvinsdóttir, María Karen Sigurðardóttir