The Breiðholt area and its proud inhabitants appear in all their diverse glory in a new series of photographs by Spessi, on display in Gallery Rýmd in Völvufell. Spessi’s portraits from postcode 111 bear testament to the fact that he has connected with all sorts of people living in the area. Nonetheless, out of respect for his subjects, he is always careful to keep a suitable distance. This is a micro history of several generations in a neighbourhood that, in many ways, is an unusual one for this city.
“In Spessi‘s portraits, the subjects, the environment and the photographer‘s expectations seem to merge and form an unbroken whole. He knows what he is looking for but isn’t quite sure what it is that he’ll get. This suspense results in a strangely calm sense of uncertainty.“ E.G.
Opening: 3 June at 2 PM
Thanks: Rýmd, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Leiknir, Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, Óskar Dýrmundur Ólafsson, Þórður Einarsson, people of Breiðholt
Opening hours: Thu-Sun at 2-5 PM
The exhibition is in collaboration with Breiðholt Festival and is supported by the Artist Salary Fund and The Department of Culture and Tourism of Reykjavik.