Bjarki Bragason


The new work by Bjarki Bragason acts as an entrance piece to the Kling & Bang gallery. Here, the artist invites the viewer to his garden where he juxtaposes tree remains thousands of years old that have been uncovered from the rapidly receding ice cap at Vatnajökull in south-east Iceland with a Sorbus tree he planted in his childhood, soon to be cut down due to the demolition of the garden it stands in.

Bjarki Bragason (b. 1983) lives and works in Reykjavík. His practice investigates how human and geological time scales intersect. In his recent work, Bjarki has focussed on individual trees and how they bear witness to the history which unfolds around and on them.


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