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Hallgrímur Helgason Exhibits Photographs

An exhibition of photographs by Icelandic author and visual artist Hallgrímur Helgason entitled “A Expansao Islandeasa 2009 – The Icelandic Outvasion 2009” opened in The Contemporary Art Gallery on Skólavördustígur 3 in central Reykjavík this week.

The exhibition comprises of a photographic series shot in the southern hemisphere in January this year. It describes the troubles of an “Outvasion Viking” (as the Icelandic business moguls have been dubbed), who has gone too far in his conquest and now has to suffer the consequences of his adventures.

This is the final destination of the Icelandic outvasion, a press release states. However, although the exhibition describes defeat, it also has an air of true Icelandic optimism.

The exhibition also sheds a light on the “world famous” Icelandic crisis, observes it from a global point of view and asks, “What is a crisis? To not have any shoes or to lose a jeep?”

Helgason, who is internationally famous for being the author of 101 Reykjavík, has held many exhibitions of paintings. Now he is exhibiting photographs for the first time.

“A Expansao Islandeasa 2009 – The Icelandic Outvasion 2009” runs through October 20.

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