The exhibition “Vino tinto y agua con gas”, featuring photographs taken by Icelandic artist Soffía Gísladóttir while she lived in Madrid, Spain, in 2008, opened in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography on Thursday.
“I had certain ideas about Madrid, I thought it was exciting. I had traveled widely around Spain but never been to Madrid and had a romantic vision about the city,” Gísladóttir said, according to a press release from the museum.
During the six months that she lived there she traveled around the city and adjacent towns, armed with her camera. Her mission was to find her “romantic vision”.
There are tapas bars on every street corner in Madrid where the neighbors in each district: men, women, grandparents and kids of all ages, gather to chat.
Gísladóttir liked to pause there and order “vino tinto y agua con gas”, a glass of red wine and sparkling water in between photographing daily life in the city.
Gísladóttir graduated with a BA degree from the graphics department of the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2001 and her work has since been exhibited both domestically and abroad.
The exhibition is open 12-7 pm on weekdays and 1-5 pm on weekends. Admission is free. Gísladóttir’s work will be on display until December 21.
Tomorrow, the group exhibition “Mynstrin í náttúrunni” (“The Patterns in Nature”) will open at the Gerduberg Culture Center in Reykjavík’s Breidholt district at 2 pm. The exhibition runs through November 27.