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The Factory Art Exhibition - Enchanting Portals

June 10 - September 15

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Free admission

The Factory Art Exhibition 2023

Enchanting Portals

Welcome to the art exhibition The Factory - Enchanting Portals, that runs throughout the summer from 10 June to 15 September, 2023, in the old herring factory in Djúpavík.

Open daily 10.00-18.00
Free admission

The eighth iteration of The Factory, Enchanting Portals, refers to passages through gaps, time, and realms. Drawing on the word “paganism,” all 13 artists have crafted sensitive installations which rise alone yet correspond—almost ritually—in the strange intimacy of the worn concrete walls. There is a comfort to the somewhat unreal setting: as we move between pieces derived or inspired by shamanic drums, the skull of a wild boar, and Norse mythology, we are reminded that life is never linear. Rather, life is a braid of chaos, divinity, stones, plants, animals, decay, growth, and birth. Stopping for a moment with that vision in mind, consider paganism’s worship of multiple gods and its belief of man-nature unison as the mystifying underbelly of the exhibition.

The artworks are installed in five settings: the Meal Corridor, the Storage Room, the Aisle of the Conveyor Belt, the Fish Oil Tank, and outside, opposite the bridge.

Alda Ægisdóttir (IS)
Clara Holt (IT)
Ferrelyte (Kamile Pikelyte og Victoria Björk Ferrell) (LI / IS)
Florence Giroux Gravel (CA)
Gudrita Lape (IS)
Heimir Hlöðversson (IS)
Jana Rinchenbachová (CZ)
Jette Dalsgaard (DK)
Linnéa Falck (SE)
Maria-Carmela Raso (CA)
Nína Óskarsdóttir (IS)
Sofie Hermansen Eriksdatter (DK)

Hosted by Hótel Djúpavík
Curator: Emilie Dalum

Supported by: Hótel Djúpavík, Vestfjarðastofa / Sóknaráætlun Vestfjarða and Orkubú Vestfjarða.

Thanks to: Hótel Djúpavík, all artists, Björgvin Agnarsson, Camilla Cerioni, Daria Testoedova, Gabriel Dunsmith, Iða Brá Ingadóttir, the Iceland University of the Arts, Þórunn Þorsteinsdóttir.

Artwork on photo by Heimir Hlöðversson, Spark of Life

GPS points

N65° 56' 39.209" W21° 33' 26.138"


Djúpavík, Árneshreppur, Iceland