July 27 – October 3, 2021, West Wall gallery, Skaftfell Bistro
Open daily 12:00-22:00
Magdalena Noga’s exhibition “Even though it might hurt” opens on July 27 in the West Wall gallery in Skaftfell’s bistro. Due to Covid regulations there will be no opening reception, but the exhibition will be on view until October 3rd and we warmly invite everyone to visit.
Magdalena Noga is working at Skaftfell for three months this summer on an ERASMUS internship. She is a photographer from Poland and holds a bachelor’s degree in Polish philology from the Jagiellonian University and a Master in Art and Design from the Pedagogical University in Krakow. As a multimedia artist with experience in organizing exhibitions and producing photo books, her interests lie in objects and the transformative processes they undergo during their lifetime.
“In the exhibition Even though it might hurt, Magdalena Noga explores how our encounter with the world scars us and how these scars make us aware of the responsibility we have for the content of our ideas and the consequences of actively engaging with them. She presents the painful movement of interaction and self-discovery. We reach for the other (objects, people, nature) that personify these ideas and end up affected by them, carrying around both what was initially there and the living proof of its repercussions. The collection of these scars is what makes us something beyond see-through matter, representations of something external; but rather beings aware of our tangibility and the danger of our most intimate impression both to us and to the other beings in our likeness.
Furthermore, this project experiments with the photographic material, taking to the limit the fidelity to the essential aspects of the represented other. Magdalena attempts to push the extent to which the material elements of photography serve not only to be forgotten, pointing towards other objects; but how its own materiality can serve as means of representation. At last, perhaps it speaks for a more intimate desire of the author: even though it might hurt, to live inside and among the objects of her images.”
Luiz do Valle Miranda