Snowflakes and Other Surprises

Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Verdure (2020)
  • Elina Brotherus 
  • Katrín Elvarsdóttir
  • Tinna Gunnarsdottir
  • Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir
  • Ulrik Hasemann
  • Nicolai Howalt
  • Einar Falur Ingólfsson
  • Tiina Itkonen 
  • Sanna Kannisto
  • Jacob Kirkegaard 
  • Astrid Kruse Jensen
  • Helene Schmitz 
  • Mathias Svold 
  • Trine Søndergaard 
  • Magnus Wennman
  • Hendrik Zeitler 

Snowflakes, vegetation and human intervention in nature are at the core of the exhibition Snowflakes and Other Surprises, which presents work by 16 artists from Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. The exhibition has been curated by the Icelandic author and curator Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir, who has developed the term and concept poetic storytelling. The concept describes a particular way of using a photograph as a narrative medium in an attempt to understand and sense the world.

The works in the exhibition shed light in various ways on the human relationship with nature and other living beings. A common feature of the participating artists is that they are preoccupied with various phenomena or elements of nature such as trees, mountains, plants, birds and snowflakes – and they explore new ways of being in the world; of relating to and interacting with the world and nature. 

Snowflakes and Other Surprises is part of a Nordic collaboration among Fotografisk Center, Landskrona Foto in Sweden and Northern Photographic Centre in Finland, where the exhibition will be shown subsequently in 2022 and 2023.

The exhibition is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, the Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark, the Icelandic Embassy in Copenhagen, The Obel Family Foundation and the Danish Arts Council.

Fotografisk Center is glad to announce the opening of the exhibition Snowflakes and Other Surprises Friday January 21st from 13-19, where there is free admission for everyone. Curator Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir will be present in the exhibition in the time period 17-19.

The exhibition is made possible with support from: City of Copenhagen, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Nordic Culture Fund , DGI Byen, DJ:Fotograferne, The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark & The Obel Family Foundation.

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