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The Return of the King│Sigurður Unnar Birgisson

Tryggvagata 15, 101 Reykjavík

Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur
25, September 2021 - 09, December 2021 (see calendar for other dates)
Open from 11.00am - 6.00pm

Website https://borgarsogusafn.is/ljosmyndasafn-reykjavikur
General Admission See on official website

The exhibition The Return of the King by photographer/artist Sigurður Unnar Birgisson comprises enlargements of passport-sized photographs of men aged about seventy, alongside photographs of flowers of Icelandic nature by renowned Icelandic photographer Hjálmar R. Bárðarson (1918-2009). The juxtaposition of these two subjects may seem unusual. What could elderly men have in common with flowers? At first glance, all they seem to share is the use of a conventional, realistic approach in both cases – and also a harmony of form between them. But the exhibition poses deeper questions, delving beneath the surface to view the broader context. Sigurður Unnar Birgisson lives in Reykjavík, where he works at the Passamyndir photographic studio. He earned his BA and MA degrees from the Universität der Künste in Berlin, where he studied under Maria Vedder, graduating in 2015.

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