Until the 9th of May
Ragnar Axelsson in
the Reykjavík Art Museum
Installation view from the exhibition Where the World is Melting by Ragnar Axelsson. In the Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, running until 09.05.2021
The exhibition Where the World is Melting by Ragnar Axelsson – RAX at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, selected from the series Arctic Heroes, Faces of the North, Behind the Mountains and new images from the Glacier series. Gathered together at a pivotal moment, the photographs shed light on the changes that are taking place in the physical and traditional realities of the North.
In his ongoing work as a photographer, Ragnar not only bears witness to the land – in search of survival – but, through the lens of his camera, illuminates the personal histories of inhabitants in these circumpolar landscapes for us.
For over 40 years, Ragnar Axelsson – RAX (b. 1958) has photographed the people, animals, and landscapes of the most remote regions of Greenland, Iceland, and Siberia. In stark black-and-white images, he captures the elemental, human experience of nature at the edge of the liveable world, making visible the extraordinary relationships between the people, animals, and places of the Arctic and their extreme environment – relationships now being altered in profound and complex ways by the unprecedented changes in climate
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