Sites and shelters opens in Basel’s Oslo 8 gallery

Einars Falur’s exhibition, Sites and shelters, opens in Oslo 8 gallery in Basel, Switzerland, November 5th. There will be almost 40 prints exhibited, from five recent series but mainly from the Shelters. Curator is Christoph Kern.

The exhibition is part of the Culturescapes festival. See link:

The same day Einar Falur gives a lecture at Universität Basel, titled: Saga-Sites – Different Times, Different Perceptions.There he discusses the different approach of three artists towards sites mentioned in the Sagas. The artists are W.G. Collingwood, Johannes Larsen and himself.

This is the text about teh exhibition in Oslo 8, in German, on the invite:

einar falur ingolfsson: sites and shelters

fotografien aus island


der isländische kulturjournalist, literaturkritiker und fotograf einar falur ingólfsson (*1966) hat schon diverse bücher mit fotos aus unterschiedlichsten regionen publiziert. diese ausstellung widmet sich zwei projekten seiner auseinandersetzung mit island: «saga sites» und «shelters». letzteres sind wunderbar melancholische landschaftsaufnahmen, wobei die natur zum einen in ihrer schönheit begeistert, zum anderen die bewohner täglich herausfordert. die serie «saga sites» bezieht sich auf die aquarelle, zeichnungen und fotografien des britischen künstlers und antiquars william gershom collingwood (1854-1932), die dieser auf einer zehnwöchigen reise zu sagenumwobenen orten islands im sommer des jahres 1897 anfertigte. collingwood war der erste künstler, der diese landschaften aus den weltbekannten sagen detektivisch suchte und festhielt. mit den augen eines zeitgenössischen künstlers folgt einar falur ingólfsson collingwoods spuren und stellt fest, dass sich diese uralten orte bis heute weder landschaftlich noch baulich verändert haben. es wird symbolisch ein saga-führer des 21. jahrhunderts gezeigt, der uns dank grossformat-aufnahmen die sicht von collingwood eindrücklich näher bringt.








Cameron gets Saga-Sites

Minister of finance, Bjarni Benediktsson, and Prime minister David Cameron, holding his copy of Sögustaðir.

During a recent official visit to Iceland, British Premier David Cameron was presented with Einar Falur’s book about the Saga-Sites, Sögustaðir – Í fótspor W.G. Collingwood. Iceland´s minister of finance, Bjarni Benediktsson, gave Cameron the book and publishes a photo on his Facebook-page of the two of them together and Camoron holding the book , which must have been one of the last remaining copies on the market as publisher Crymogea has sold out the second printing.

Coping with Distance at the PhotoforumPasquArt

The exhibition poster with Einars Falur's work, Hveravellir, 2012, from the Highland series.

The group exhibition Coping with Distance will open at the PhotoforumPasquArt in Biel in the Bern-canton in Switzerland September 27.

Exhibited will be work from six artists, Olaf Otto Becker, Claudia Hausfeld, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Mathilda Olmi, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson and Pétur Thomsen.

Coping with Distance is part of the Culturescape festival this year, where the focus is on art from Iceland.

ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place to open in Scandinavia House

The exhibition ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place will open at Scandinavia House in New York October 9th.

From the Scandinavia House homepage.

More information on the exhibition:

The exhibition opened first in the Katonah Museum, New York State, in June. See story in The New York Times:{%222%22%3A%22RI%3A18%22}&_r=0

Workshop with Mary Ellen Mark in Reykjavik

For the fourth time renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark will teach an international workshop in Reykjavik in August 2014. Teachers with Mark will again be filmmaker Martin Bell, teaching filmmaking, and photographer Einar Falur “Effi” Ingólfsson.

The workshop will take place August 13 – 26 and is taught at the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts. Last summers students have gathered from different countries for the workshop, photographing and filming in Reykjavik and in towns and the nature around the city.

For more information:

Mary Ellen Mark, Martin Bell and Einar Falur with students during the final edit, taking place at The National Museum of Iceland.

“ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place” in Scandinavia House

A group from the American Scandinavian Foundation visited Einar Falur at home in Reykjavík and had a discussion with the artist about his work.

“ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place”, the exhibition curated by Pari Stave will open in Scandinavia House in New York on October 11th.

All artwork in the exhibition dates from the past ten years. The featured artists are Birgir Andrésson, Eggert Pétursson, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Georg Guðni Hauksson, Guðjón Ketilsson, Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Olafur Eliasson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Rúrí, and Þórdis Alda Sigúrðardóttir. The exhibition is curated by Pari Stave.

The exhibition will first be at the Katonah Museum, June 28 – September 28.


Icelandic Artists in Katonah Museum

Icelandic Artists will be presented in an exhibition in Katonah Museum, opening in June 2013. Pari Stave curates the exhibition, ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place. Einar Falur will take part and has worked with this wonderful curator before, as she curatued his Saga-Sites in Scandinavia House in 2012.

All artwork in the exhibition dates from the past ten years. Other featured artists are Birgir Andrésson, Eggert Pétursson, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Georg Guðni Hauksson, Guðjón Ketilsson, Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Olafur Eliasson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Rúrí, and Þórdis Alda Sigurðardóttir.

“This will be the first museum exhibition in the United State to focus exclusively on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of Iceland—one of the most geologically phenomenal and dynamic places on earth. The exhibition will center on 12 to 15 leading contemporary artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall-drawings, and video installations. All artwork in the exhibition will date from the past ten years,” is stated on the museum’s homepage. The exhibition will travel to other venues in the States.

This work, In Dalasýsla, from 2009, will be in the exhibition.

Exhibition in Hippolyte Gallery in Helsinki

The group exhibition Frontiers of Another Nature – Pictures From Iceland opnend in the Hippolyte Gallery in Helsinki at the end of May and has been up for the last month. Exhibited is work by six photographers, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Bára Kristinsdóttir, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson, Spessi and Pétur Thomsen. Articles about the exhibition have been published in Finish media…

The image “Tunga in Hordudalur” from 2009 illustrates a review in a Finnish newspaper.

Highland – A New Project

Landmannalaugar, 2012.

During 2012 I started work on a new, big project called Highland. A mix of portraits, structures and sites, photographed using the field camera. It’s an interesting world up there, and a book should be ready in 2015 if everything goes as planned … more about that later.

Frontiers in Hyppolite Gallery

An exhibition called Frontiers of Another Nature – Pictures from Iceland, will open in Hyppolite Photographic Gallery, in Helsinki, Finland, May 31st. In the exhibition will be work by several Icelandic artists working with the photographic medium. During the last year this selection has been exhibited in the Icelandic embassy in Helsinki. A couple of works from the Saga-Sites project are included.

Hrafnagjá in Þingvellir-lava, 2009.