Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir: Séstey / Hverfey

Eldheimar Suðurvegur / Gerðisbraut 10, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

The exhibition Séstey / Hverfey presents new work by artist Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, along with other artifacts she has placed in context with the permanent exhibition at Surtseyjarstofa in Vestmannaeyjar. Þorgerður´s exhibition addresses the notion of how a new place becomes actual in a cultural sense. Works in the exhibition are mappings of a place based …

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Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir: blood & honour

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri, Iceland

The work consists of four flags that flutter on flagpoles on the balcony of Akureyri Art Museum. The flags are the product of an experiment where three factors were joined into one: the Icelandic national flag, the font Comic Sans and the letters from the Icelandic alphabet that reprecent the sounds that people make when they …

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Foundation – University of Iceland Art Collection

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri, Iceland

University of Iceland Art Collection was founded in 1980. Like many university art collections abroad, University of Iceland bases its collection partly on donations. The founding collection, donated by the couple Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir (1911-1994) and Sverrir Sigurðsson (1909-2002) weighs the most. They donated close to 1200 artworks to the collection which are among the most …

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Helgi Hjaltalín Eyjólfsson: You all

Gallery Sign Dugguvogur 3, Reykjavík, Iceland

Sunlight destroys everything. Time changes the understanding of words and pictures. What at one moment, can represent pride, will with time, turn into shame and then perhaps pride again. Sunlight creates everything. Helgi Hjaltalín says the following about his process of creating works: I have for many years used my misreading of imagery and language …

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B. Ingrid Olson: Cast of Mind

i8 Grandi Marshall House, Grandagarður 20, Reykjavík, Iceland

i8 Grandi is pleased to announce Cast of Mind, a year-long exhibition by B. Ingrid Olson. The artist’s show opens 20 January, 2023 and will be on view until 20 December 2023. Spanning far longer than traditional museum or gallery shows, i8 Grandi represents a new model for exhibitions. The programming focuses on concepts of space and time, and the …

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Erró: Cunning Scissors

Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús Tryggvagata 17, 101, Reykjavík, Iceland

Collage has formed the basis of Erró’s artworks for over sixty years, beginning early on with his Meca-Make-Up series in 1959-60, and resulting in more than 30,000 collages today. Through collecting, cutting, pasting and then painting Erró has freely mixed and quoted found material, transforming it into dynamic, striking and jarring visual collisions. In doing so he …

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Forty Years of The Corridor

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Corridor is an artist-run exhibition space founded by artist Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson in 1979, and it is probably Iceland’s longest-running privately-operated gallery. The Corridor has always been housed in Helgi Þorgils‘  home; the gallery‘s first exhibition, of For the Time Being by Hreinn Friðfinnsson early in 1980, was held at Laufásvegur 79. The Corridor moved on to Mávahlíð 24, then Freyjugata …

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Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri, Iceland

The Visitors – an ode to friendship under the intonation of romantic desperation. A group of friends and musicians gather in the natural habitat of bohemians, during the twilight hour, in the faded splendor of Rokeby Farm in Upstate New York. The location becomes a scene for what Kjartansson calls a feministic nihilistic gospel-song: a multilayered …

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LÁ Art Museum Austurmörk 21, Hveragerði, Iceland

The museum has a unique collection of approximately 550 works of art, from the greatest masters of Icelandic art to lesser-known artists. Founded in 1963, it was the first art museum in Iceland to open outside the capital. Bjarnveig Bjarnadóttir and her sons Loftur and Bjarni Markús may justly be said to have laid the …

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Rúrí: Glassrain

Listasafn Íslands Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík, Iceland

Glassrain is an installation from 1984, one of the first of Rúrí‘s many works that address the theme of time and menace. Glassrain comprises 500 razor-sharp fragments of glass, each ending in a point; the glass sheets, of variable length, hang in clusters from ceiling to floor. Each piece is suspended on a clear thread, …

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The Private Collection

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík, Iceland

At the beginning of 2022, the art collection of Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir and entrepreneur Þorvaldur Guðmundsson was placed in the permanent keeping of the National Gallery of Iceland. The collection, which includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, reliefs etc., is one of Iceland’s largest private collections. It comprises about 1400 works by many of Iceland’s leading artists, …

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Kaleidoscope: Icelandic 20th Century Art

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík, Iceland

Kaleidoscope is the title of an exhibition series where we examine artworks in the Reykjavík Art Museum’s collection. In 2023, the museum celebrates fifty years since the opening of the museum’s first location at Kjarvalsstaðir. To mark this occasion, special attention is paid to the museum collection, with an opportunity to view and display treasures therefrom. …

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Sara Björg Bjarnadóttir: Two Infinities Between 1 and 3

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri, Iceland

“Strolling by the shore, gazing at the infinite horizon you reflect into a limitless introspection. For clarity one must confine. Stepping into a confined space, a space emerging through the way the body inhabits it, an extension of the body. Body and space unified and separate, simultaneously, two liquids in one vessel. Thought is bodily, …

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Guðjón Gísli Kristinsson: New Approach

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri, Iceland

The aim of Art Without Borders is to work towards cultural equality for disabled artists. An annual festival is held where diverse artforms by disabled and non-disabled artists are exhibited. This year the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary and for the first time Akureyri Art Museum is participating. Guðjón Gísli Kristinsson (born 1988) showed his first …

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Ra Tack: Small Works

Skaftfell- Center for Visual Art Austurvegur 42, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

Ra Tack (f. 1988) er belgískur málari og hljóðlistamaður sem býr og vinnur á Seyðisfirði. Málverk þeirra vega salt á milli abstraksjón og túlkunar og eru oft olíuverk á stóran striga. Í þessari innsetningu eru nýleg, smærri verk með olíukrít á pappír sem gefa meiri nánd til kynna. Verk Tacks samanstanda af blómlegum og tjáningarríkum …

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The Arctic Creatures Revisited

The exhibition features more than 20 photographs by The Arctic Creatures, a a collective of three artists — visual artist Hrafnkell Sigurdsson, filmmaker and director Óskar Jónasson, and actor/theatre director Stefán Jónsson. On long hikes into the Icelandic wilderness, the artists play the dramatis personæ in scenes choreographed and staged using found objects as both …

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Summer exhibition at the Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum

The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum Svalbarðsströnd, Akureyri, Iceland

This summer, the museum is presenting 12 new exhibitions featuring the works of 15 artists and students from the Álfaborg elementary school and Valsár primary school.  Emphasis is on fresh ideas and refined craftsmanship, glassblowing, embroidery, silver work, ceramics, photography, screen printing, and woodworks. The museum also showcases three deceased visual artists whose lives were …

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Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum Hamraborg 4, Kópavogur, Iceland

For the first time Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur Art Museum, opens a permanent exhibition dedicated to Gerður Helgadóttir (1928-1975). The exhibition places an emphasis on her sculptural works and sheds light on the artist‘s vigorous creativity and her experimental avant-garde approach to creating complex works of incredible range. The basis of the exhibition is an ongoing research …

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Melanie Ubaldo: TRAPO

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík, Iceland

Specifically tailored for Ásmundarsalur, TRAPO is the culmination of months of painstakingly painting and hand sewing the entirety of the exhibition space. The work, in part, pays homage to the works of the artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude and at the same time honouring the humble origins of Ubaldo´s painting practice that stems from trapo. …

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Remember the Future

Sláturhúsið Kaupvangi 9, Egilsstaðir, Iceland

Ingrid Larsen, Solveig Ovanger & Inger Blix Kvammen.

Exhibition / open studio

We are Ástriður Jósefina Ólafsdóttir and Clizia Macchi, and we are very excited to invite you to our duo pop up exhibition / open studio / common creative space in the ex Þula Gallery. Although of different nationalities and not knowing each other until a few years ago, we have a lot in common: both …

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Snorri Ásmundsson: Boðflenna

Reykjanes Art Museum Duusgata 2-8, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

Hver man eftir forsetaframboðinu 2004? Vinstri Hægri Snú framboðinu? Kattaframboðinu? Besta píanóleikara Evrópu? Fjallkonunni? Listasafn Reykjanesbæjar ætlar að ramma inn og færa persónu- og myndsköpun Snorra í ákveðinn farveg sem mun auka skilning almennings á gagnrýninni samfélagslegri gjörningalist á Íslandi. Sýningarstjóri Helga Þórsdóttir. Aðstoðarsýningarstjórar Iðunn Jónsdóttir og Helga Arnbjörg Pálsdóttir. Sýningin Boðflenna mun standa til …

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Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson: Into the Valley in Late Autumn

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík, Iceland

The exhibition Into the Valley in Late Autumn is made up of large watercolours painted in the past two years; artist Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson focusses on the natural environment in Héðisfjörður, north Iceland, in late autumn. Over the past 17 years, Sigtryggur’s art has increasingly been inspired by Héðinsfjörður, an uninhabited fjord between Ólafsfjörður and …

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Ásmundur Sveinsson and Carl Milles: Mentor

Reykjavik Art Museum - Ásmundarsafn Sigtún, Reykjavík, Iceland

The exhibition  features the works of sculptors Ásmund Sveinsson (1893-1982) and Carls Milles (1875-1955) from Sweden and  is part of the collaboration between Millesgården Museum and Ásmundarsafn- both museums dedicated to the life and work of the two artists. Carl Milles is one of Sweden's most respected sculptors and, like Ásmundur, he donated his house, studio …

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Sigurður Guðjónsson: Conductive Path

Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri, Hjalteyri, Eyjafjörður, Iceland

Through an extensive installation involving moving images and sound, artist Sigurður Guðjónsson will transform the 2000-square-metre space of the former factory into a multisensory sculpture. www .sigurdurgudjonsson.net www .instagram.com/sigurdur_gudjonsson

Solander 250: Bréf frá Íslandi

Svavarssafn Hafnarbraut 27, Höfn, Iceland

Sýningin Solander 250: Bréf frá Íslandi er sett upp til að minnast þess að liðin eru 250 ár frá merkum erlendum vísindaleiðangri til Íslands árið 1772. Með í þeirri för var einn af lærisveinum hins heimsþekkta sænska náttúruvísindamanns Carls von Linné, náttúrufræðingurinn Daniel Solander frá Svíþjóð. Þá skrásetti Solander og safnaði margs konar fróðleik um …

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