Exhibition Opening – Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir: Class Divider

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir, Class Divider.

How do we create systems and tools to divide people by social standing in different places? 
Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir opens her first solo exhibition in a public museum, Class Divider, at Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús, Thursday 3 March at 5 p.m.

Berglind deals with various themes, which often involve questions regarding public spaces. In an urban society, where the surroundings are man-made and each thing is designed for a specific purpose, Berglind explores the environment, based on the history and expectations that society holds towards those things. In Class Divider, Berglind deals with a certain phenomenon, designed to separate passengers during air travel. Class Divider raises questions about how we create systems and tools to divide people by social standing in different places. 

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir (b. 1979) started her carrier as a photographer. She finished her BA degree from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2006 and an MA degree from Valand School of Fine Arts in Sweden in 2010. Berglind Jóna has worked as a visual artist in Iceland, Sweden and Brazil. She has worked on extensive projects in the public space and participated in many international group exhibitions and collaborations. This is her first solo exhibition in a public museum.

Exhibitions in Gallery D at Hafnarhús focus primarily on artists who have not previously held one-person shows in Iceland’s major galleries. The objective of the exhibition series is to offer promising artists the chance to work on their own terms in a public gallery, and to draw the attention of museum visitors to new and interesting developments in the art world.