Work Description

Ūgh and Bõögâr are Icelandic trolls. They are 36 metres tall and like to eat people, hide behind buildings and – since they can metamorphose – change into different creatures, beings and objects. Sæbjörnsson uses Ūgh and Bõögâr to scrutinise our relationship with reality. Their activities at the Venice Biennial included a massive social media campaign of which we cannot know whether it was about something real or if it was plain nonsense. Does the perfume that was sold on the net even exist? What do we really know about the world offered to us by the media, and social media? How many of us have met Putin? Now, they return to the art world to mix things up via Helsinki and Berlin.


This is a sequel of When Egill me the Trolls - and took them to Venice

Artists’ Book

Ugh & Boogar - The Trolls in Helsinki

by Egill Saebjörnsson

Release Place Berlin, Germany
Release Date 20th September 2019
Printrun 500
ISBN-13: 978-3-942700-98-6
Original Price 18.00 EUR
Availability Available
Topics Art World, Helsinki, Trolls, Trolls In The Art World
Methods Drawing
Dimensions 20.0 × 28.0 cm