Songbirds

Strandgata 34, 220 Hafnarfjörður

Dates
Hafnarborg – menningar- og listamiðstöð Hafnarfjarðar
07, November 2021 - 16, January 2022 (see calendar for other dates)
Open from 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Website https://hafnarborg.is/en/exhibition/songbirds/
General Admission See on official website

The exhibition presents new works by Katrín Elvarsdóttir dating back to her visit to the island Cuba. Wielding her camera, she walked the streets of Havana, where she noticed that many islanders keep songbirds in cages in their homes. This custom may then raise questions about freedom or the lack of it, not least considering the history of the island which has long been defined by restrictions and isolation. One may even wonder if the Cubans feel a certain affinity with the birds, seeing as their own movements are restricted and controlled. In any case, all of us ought to be able to connect to this isolation today, when our current global predicament has caused so many of us to feel trapped and caged, no matter where we find ourselves in the world.

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