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Gøran Ohldieck & Kjetil Berge: Masks
10 August–30 September
In 1983, two Norwegian artists Gøran Ohldieck and Kjetil Berge came to Iceland. The purpose of the trip was to set up a large exhibition titled MASKS at the Nordic House in Reykjavík – over 200 photograps and slides bubbling with queer rhetoric and aesthetics.
In fact, not many people saw the exhibition as it only lasted for two days. The artists packed up the exhibition and left the country.
The archives have told us that the management of The Nordic House wanted to censor the exhibition and asked the artists to remove “undesirable” works from the exhibition. The artists did not comply and packed the exhibition and left the country.
Now, 40 years later, it is time to reveal the exhibition’s history, have a conversation about it and the censorship of queer art and artists. The exhibition that was never held will be opened to the public in a new form under the curatorship of Ynda Eldborg on August 10, 2023.