17.6.2023 - 5.1.2024
Resonance is an international group exhibition previously shown in 2021 at Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (the herring factory in Hjalteyri) in Iceland. Awarded the Icelandic Art Prize 2022 for the best group exhibition in Iceland the works of five artists are presented drawing from the world of environment, technology, and storytelling. The artists of the exhibition are Olga Bergmann (IS), Angela Dufresne (US), Anna Hallin (IS), Vesa-Pekka Rannikko (FI), and Simon Rouby (FR). On display are paintings, sculptures, videos, and animation. An essential part of the exhibition’s starting point is the beautiful barren aesthetics of the old industrial property, which connects Hjalteyri’s milieu with the Halli exhibition space of Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. The Icelandic artist-curator duo Berghall (Olga Bergmann & Anna Hallin) are responsible for the concept of Resonance. An essential element in their curatorial work is care and concern.
About the artists
Angela Dufresne is a Brooklyn-based American painter and video artist who explores narrativity in various ways.
Vesa-Pekka Rannikko is a Finnish visual artist based in Helsinki who works with sculpture, animated drawing, painting, video art, installation, and photography.
Simon Rouby is a French artist and filmmaker based in Paris. He began his artistic career as a graffiti artist but later turned to other mediums like painting and sculpture.
Olga Bergmann, and Icelandic artist, and Anna Hallin an Icelandic-Swedish artist, are both based in Reykjavik. Bergmann & Hallin have collaborated as Berghall on several projects and exhibitions since 2005. Berghall has also created projects for public spaces, temporary installations indoors and out as well as permanent public artworks.