Accelerator Presents the Screening of Video Facade No.3 (2023), by Bjarni Þór Pétursson Saturday

May 10, 2023

The public is welcomed Saturday, May 13, 07.00 PM, at Gaep.

  • The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the Icelandic artist.
  • The event marks the end of Back to Where It All Began exhibition, which presented newly-produced artworks by the 10 emerging artists of Accelerator.
  • The exhibition the related events have been rolled-out under the umbrella of Mentoring and Production for Emerging Artists Program, implemented by Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus in partnership with Gaep Gallery in Bucharest and its international partner, i8 Gallery in Reykjavik, Iceland.


Gaep and Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus invite you to attend the screening of video Facade No.3 (2023), by Bjarni Þór Pétursson, that will be followed by a Q&A session with the artist. The event concludes the Back to Where It All Began exhibition, part of Accelerator.

Pétursson’s work revolves around the use of fictional voids. These negative backdrops act as a code to decipher the perimeters of theatricality. For the film Facade No.3, the audience is invited to peer into a scripted space filled with entropic assemblages ranging from the whimsical, to the mythological. From this cinematic tableau emerges a narrative that follows the after-hours activities of two hired hands who seem caught in an endless monochromatic purgatory.


Bjarni Þór Pétursson (b. 1979) lives and works in Reykjavík. He studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2009-2011) and at Malmö Art Academy (2011-2013). Since then, he has exhibited at Gallery Format (2018), Galleri Obra (2017), Reykjavík Art Museum (2015), Galleri Nicolai Wallner (2015), AROS Museum (2014) and Skissernas Museum (2013).


The 3rd major stage of Accelerator. Mentoring and Production for Emerging Artists programme is public art, estimated to start in summer.


Accelerator began on October 1, 2021, and will be rolled-out for 24 months, until September 30, 2023. The programme budget is 1,069,301.00 LEI (216,707.74 EUR) for its entire duration. The non-refundable value of the financing (85% EEA Grants and 15% national budget) is 962,370.90 de lei (195,036.97 euro).

Accelerator is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO CULTURA Programme and is implemented by Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus.



The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards the reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe and towards strengthening the bilateral relations between the donor countries and the 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More information is available on and

RO-CULTURE Programme is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to almost 34 million EUR. For more details access:

About ACEP
Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus promotes contemporary art at national and international level through exhibitions, cultural and educational projects conducted in partnership with key cultural institutions. Since it was launched, 7 years ago, ACEP received financing for the production of artworks; organised over 30 online and offline shows;
supported an artistic intervention in public space of artist Tania Mouraud, held simultaneously in 9 cities; supported the participation of artists in national and international art fairs and developed projects for children and for the employees in corporations, interested in contemporary art.