As a multidisciplinary exhibit, The Factory showcases a multitude of visual arts, including but not limited to: textiles, sculptures, video art, sound, paintings, photography, and art installations. This fosters a diverse and dynamic show, welcoming a broad audience.
The vision is to (re)create the immersive art exhibition, The Factory, in the remote town of Djúpavík. By building a bridge between the vanished fishing industry and new contemporary art, Djúpavík‘s old herring factory gains a modern and attractive aura. Contrasts merge and unify inside the old building. Thus, artworks will reference the spatial and environmental perception of Djúpavík and of Iceland as a whole.
In 2019, we introduced a new exhibition space in the opposite end of the Westfjords. The Tub / Balinn is an old house in the village of Þingeyri and will host an art exhibition throughout the Summer 2021.
The factory in Djúpavík and the old house in Þingeyri have several things in common: they’re ravaged, authentic, abandoned – and embody the forgotten times of the people, who once had their daily lives and routines there. Our overall idea is to establish a connection between two small places in the western region of Iceland.
Cymene Howe & Dominic Boyer
Jasa Baka // Zuzu Knew
Lilý Erla Adamsdóttir
Erika Lindsay & a group of architect students from University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture
Ragnheiður Harpa Leifsdóttir
Jana Jano & Claudia Grevsmühl
The Tub / Balinn Art Space, Þingeyri:
Guðbjörg Lind Jónsdóttir
The Factory, Djúpavík
Open daily 10.00-18.00 from 12 June to 12 September, 2021
Brekkugata 8, Þingeyri
Open daily from 19 June to 12 September, 2021
Hosts Hótel Djúpavík and The Tub
Art curator Emilie Dalum
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