At the exhibition Revisited Frames at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús, which opened on September 3rd, film director Fridrik Thór Fridriksson has selected frames from his and Lars von Trier’s films, which have then been painted in oil on oversized canvases. The two have worked together for many years, for example produced around twenty films.
A frame from the Fridriksson’s film Children of Nature.
According to the museum, the exhibition is intended to shock the viewer out of his habitual frame of mind and get him to look at filmic images in another way; to stop and wonder; to examine and question them. What is a film? What is a painting? What is reality? These art forms echo each other and are alike in many ways. In both cases their meaning and impact is to a large degree dependent on visual composition, colors and forms, and on the inner tension of these elements.
The exhibition also includes a video by Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon, in which he uses images of the actors that have played in Friðrik Þór‘s and von Trier‘s films. Magnússon is also the exhibition’s curator.
The exhibition will be open until 18 October. For further information, click here.