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8 October, 2022–22 January, 2023
Abstract geometry was a product of experimental and progressive ideas on the nature and potential of art. The movement came like a meteor into Icelandic cultural life at the beginning of the 1950s and propelled a radical shift in the nation’s art history. The movement was a response to the prevailing aesthetics, seeking to find new modes of creativity and expression. Geometry was not an isolated art movement, but a new attitude, interpretation and expression, in which the painting was no longer contained by the frame, the fusion of art forms was possible and the city became the setting for cultural change.
The artists presented are Ásgerður Búadóttir, Ásmundur Sveinsson, Benedikt Gunnarsson, Eiríkur Smith, Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir, Gerður Helgadóttir, Guðmunda Andrésdóttir, Guðmundur Benediktsson, Hafsteinn Austmann, Hjörleifur Sigurðsson, Hörður Ágústsson, Karl Kvaran, Kjartan Guðjónsson, Kristín Jónsdóttir frá Munkaþverá, Málfríður Konráðsdóttir, Nína Tryggvadóttir, Skarphéðinn Haraldsson, Svavar Guðnason, Sverrir Haraldsson, Vala Enard Hafstað, Valtýr Pétursson & Þorvaldur Skúlason.
Curators: Brynja Sveinsdóttir & Cecilie Gaihede.
Exhibition design: Hreinn Bernharðsson & Studio Studio.