At this moment, we all find ourselves feeling like we are on our own islands, filled with a sense of isolation, and surrounded by unrest and uncertainty. 

The enchanted landscape captured through artist Florence Montmare’s lens encourages us to contemplate our own experiences of space and time. 

How far must we travel to find a sense of home and self? 


Scenes from an Island 

“One day I found myself on a stony barren beach of the remote Fårö Island, Sweden. 

I had been invited to stay at Ingmar Bergman’s writing cottage, 

as a resident artist to make a new body of work. ”





“The hopeless dream of being”


“No man is an Island, entire to itself.
Every man is a piece of the continent
a part of the main.
— Meditation XVII by John Donne



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Join artist Florence Montmare and critical theorist & writer Natasha Chuk, who will discuss the artist’s journey to the faraway island of Fårö, and toward stillness and self-discovery, culminating in her body of work Scenes from an Island.

Florence’s work is usually site specific where she stages different scenarios in which the body’s presence and absence is a metaphor for impermanence and transience. Art Identity, displacement and transience are themes that interest her.

Each week a new chapter will be released in the online gallery and further explored through work-specific Mindfulness Fridays Meditations. This talk coincides with the launch of Montmare’s first chapter exteriors. 

Participate on the Mindfulness Meditation inspired by Scenes from an Island by Melani de Guzman on Dec 12th by buying the $10 ticket HERE.

Scenes from an Island runs online from today December 7th, 2020 through February 2021.

360º Tour!


Learn more about it:

The exhibition was shown at Bergmancenter  (Sweden 2019), as a solo exhibition National Museum of Finland as part of Helsinki Photo festival (Finland 2020).

Film Credits

– Florence Montmare – Director

Hugo Therkelson – Sound 


– Interview “Scandinavia Standard” 

– Interview “L’Oieil de la Photographie

Radio Interview

– Interview Kulturöjn


Fotografiska New York 

Anything but an ordinary museum, Fotografiska aims to inspire a more conscious world through the power of photography. It is the newest global outpost from the internationally renowned, Stockholm-based destination for photography. Located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, the six-floor, 45,000 sq ft. historic landmark is home to a multi-concept venue, offering an unexpected mix of world-class art, vibrant cultural programming, and exceptional dining experiences. The presentation of photography is powerful and unparalleled, and includes over 220 exhibitions to date globally, such as Annie Leibovitz, Zanele Muholi, Hassan Hajjaj, Ren Hang, Sebastião Salgado, Bettina Rheims, Sally Mann, David LaChapelle, and Robert Mapplethorpe.