Friederike von Rauch @ Hafnarborg Museum of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland
May 15 - June 20, 2010 . SITES . SOLOSHOW . HAFNARBORG MUSEUM OF CULTURE AND FINE ART, ICELAND
Hafnarborg presents an exhibition of works by the German photographer Friederike von Rauch (b. 1967), who has garnered attention for her limpid,
tranquil photographs of familiar and unfamiliar locales. Through her pictures, Rauch seeks to present unusual viewpoints on desolate and deserted places.
She experiments with erasing the history and symbolic meaning of her sites, to render them as dream-like and timeless images. With extraordinary sensitivity,
she coaxes the inner life from her subject material, using photographic technique and the natural illumination of each locale.
This exhibition features some photographs that Friederike von Rauch took in Iceland during her stay at Bær, the artists’ residency in Skagafjörður.
Rauch’s vision of the Icelandic countryside and environment is unique.
This exhibition enjoys the sponsorship of the Goethe Institute and is a part of the Reykjavik Art Festival 2010.