in Events , Frieze | 25 FEB 22

March exhibitions at No.9 Cork Street

New exhibitions at No.9 Cork Street in March by BERG Contemporary (Reykjavík), Friends Indeed Gallery (San Francisco) and hunt kastner (Prague).

in Events , Frieze | 25 FEB 22

Opening to the public from 11 March at No.9 Cork Street, will be exhibitions by BERG Contemporary, Friends Indeed Gallery, and hunt kastner, running through 26 March 2022.


BERG contemporary

In the ground floor gallery will be a new exhibition by Reykjavík-based gallery BERG Contemporary, bringing together video artists from two different generations: Steina & Woody Vasulka, and Sigurður Guðjónsson,

Their work investigates the materiality of technological devices and the nature of electronic sound and imagery. Video revolutionists Steina and Woody Vasulka were among the first to consider the electronic signal as an artistic medium. They founded the Kitchen in New York in 1971, one of the first institutions to embrace the emerging fields of video, performance, and cross-disciplinary explorations.

Set in conversation with the pioneering couple, Sigurður Guðjónsson, is a video artist of a younger generation, representing Iceland at the Venice Biennale 2022. Guðjónsson is best known for his striking time-based media works that investigate man-made machinery and technical relics, in conjunction with their natural elements.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist talk between Sigurður Guðjónsson and Mónica Bello, Curator of the Icelandic Pavilion and Head of Arts at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, which will take place on 24 March 2022.

Sigurður Guðjónsson, Fluorescent, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and BERG Contemporary



Friends Indeed

In Gallery 2 will be an exhibition by Friends Indeed Gallery from San Francisco, presenting a two-person exhibition of Patty Chang and Jiab Prachakul.

Over the past 14 years, Prachakul has pursued an entirely self-taught practice, making portraits of her flock of friends, many of whom are involved with fashion, film, and the visual arts. She is the winner of the prestigious 2020 BP Portrait Award.

Patty Chang is an LA-based artist using performance, video, installation, and narrative when considering identity, gender, transnationalism, the environment, and impacted subjectivities. Her museum exhibition and book “The Wandering Lake” investigates the landscapes impacted by large scale human-engineered water projects. Her most recent video project “Milk Debt” combines the act of lactation with people’s unspoken fears.




hunt kastner

In gallery 3, Prague-based gallery hunt kastner will present ‘Alien Pollinator’, bringing together new works by the two Czech artists, Anna Hulačová and Pavla Malinová.

Through sculpture and painting respectively, both artists work with figuration, their approach similarly characterized by schematizations formally inspired by classical, medieval, and folk prototypes. Engaging with environmental transformations, the artists entangle Eastern European mystic traditions, ecology, post-soviet sci-fi visions, the haunted past and future nostalgia. They work to escape the dichotomy of culture and nature, shifting their interests towards eco-feminism and queer ecology to afford a different perspective on the so-called fluid state of political-social transformation, migrations of notions and content of meanings.

They present and perceive other-worldly beings (animals, plants, and aliens) as active agents, engaging in the subject not only through their artistic practice but in real life as well.

Anna Hulačová, Alienbees, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and hunt kastner


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