Geir M. Brungot: 'Fragile Memories Recycled'
Exhibition Dates: 3–20 February 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday 3 February, 18:00
Meetfactory - International Center of Contemporary Art, Prague,
Geir M. Brungot has been invited to present a solo exhibition at Meetfactory - International Center of Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic, from 3 to 20 February. Organised by the curator of Meetfactory's Cube Gallery Dušan Zahoranský, the exhibition opens a series of projects focusing on contemporary photography to be held at Meetfactory throughout the year. 'Fragile Memories Recycled' presents the two photographic print series 'Campingvogner' and 'Inside Out'. The two series are balancing each other - one 'describing mobile summer houses with obscure forms and locations, while the second is recording remains of human activities in an already abandoned countryside'. Characterised by the absence of the human body, the photo landscape 'suggestively depicts the essence of contemporary human beings'.
For press inquiries and more information on this announcement, please contact Dušan Zahoranský, curator, Cube Gallery, Meetfactory.
About the Artist
Geir M. Brungot (b.1962 in Herøy, Norway, lives and works in Sykkylven, Norway and Prague) Brungot has been exhibiting extensively for more than two decades, including exhibitions at the Photographic Spring Exhibition, Oslo, Norway; the City Hall Gallery, Oslo; The Stenersen Museum, Oslo; Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway; Hangar-Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Jyvaskyla Kunstmuseum, Jyvaskyla, Finland and Vestjylland Kunstmuseum, Tistrup, Danmark. His works have been purchased by several museums and institutions in Scandinavia, such as Preus Museum, Horten, Norway; Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; Odense Museum of Photographic Art, Odense, Denmark and the Art Council Norway.
Founded in 2001, Meetfactory is an interdisciplinary institution that connects individual dramaturgic lines from the fields of fine arts, theatre, music and other areas with the background of a residential program. The largest art complex in Prague, Meetfactory hosts multifunctional studios, ateliers, and halls filled with artists active in various fields. The exhibition program focuses on presentation of Czech and international contemporary art, engaging in a broad cultural dialogue on an international level.