Galleries 08 09
One of the main roles of art museums is to collect art and exhibit their collections. Unfortunately no funds were reserved to buy art in the 2021 budget for Akureyri Art Museum. And so it has been for over a decade. This will hopefully change soon so the museum can attend to the important task of collecting contemporary art in a systematic order to represent art history. The Art Museum has however recieved a number of donations in the form of artworks over the past few years and that is what this exhibition relies upon.
The procurement policy for Akureyri Art Museum states, amongst other things, that Icelandic art should be collected, but especially art that has ties to North Iceland. The recieving of donations is limited to art that serves the goal of a comprehensive and focused collection. The Museum director and members of the Museum Council decide which donations to accept based on the procurement policy and the state of the permanent collection.
Curator: Hlynur Hallsson.