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Some New Works
2 July–2 October
One of the roles of the National Gallery of Iceland is to collect art, with the objective of reflecting as well as possible trends and movements in Icelandic and international art at any time, as stated in the National Gallery of Iceland Act. The museum’s collections are extensive and diverse. The oldest works in the collection date from the 16th century, while the most recent are less than one year old; the nucleus of the collection consists of Icelandic art from around 1900 to the present day. Today the collection numbers over 15,000 works, and more are added each year.
The exhibition Some New Works displays a selection of works which have been purchased by the gallery’s Acquisitions Board or presented to the gallery in recent years. The Exhibition have been curated to highlight systems and repetitions in the work of eleven artists, which have been made in a range of different media.
Artists: Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Bjarni H. Þórarinsson, Fritz Hendrik Berndsen, Guðjón Ketilsson, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson, Sölvi Sólon Íslandus Helgason, Valgerður Guðlaugsdóttir, Örn Alexander Ámundason.
Curator: Vigdís Rún Jónsdóttir