A Meeting with Eldfell - Group exhibition

  • 9th September 2023 to 21st October 2023
  • Safnahús Vestmannaeyja, Iceland

The exhibition A Meeting with Eldfellmarks the 50th anniversary of the volcano’s birth in 1973. Throughout its short geologic life, Eldfell and the story of its eruption has inspired people around the world. They have approached the volcano from their own perspectives, to get to know and sense this remarkable place. The exhibition brings together work from over twenty Icelandic and international artists, writers and researchers exploring Eldfell; alongside significant scientific and archival material such as the first seismogram indicating the eruption, volcanic core samples and original geological field-notebooks. The exhibition will include drawings, paintings, textiles, photographs, prints, geologic sculptures, film, and text. 

Co-curator by Ilana Halperin and Vala Pálsdóttir, the exhibition includes works by artists, writers and researchers: Anna Líndal, Adam Putnam, Ayan Farah, Áslaug Íris Katrín Friðjónsdóttir, Dieter Roth, Emma Stibbon, Frank Siteman, Genya Turovskaya, George Carman, Gísli Pálsson, Hugh Raffles, Ilana Halperin, Jesse Bransford, John McPhee, Keith Grant, Kirsty Badenoch, Kristján Steingrímur, Ragna Róbertsdóttir and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir with printed matter by SITE, Inc./Alison Sky and Robert Smithson