Selected Works, Part II: Akureyri Art Museum Collection

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Akureyri municipality formally began purchasing artworks around 1930, when a painting by Freymóður Jóhannsson was bought. Today the municipality owns around 700 diverse visual art works. After the founding of Akureyri Art Museum in 1993, preservation of the collection became one of its roles. The Museum adopted a policy of exhibiting the biggest part of …

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Steina Vasulka: Of The North

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Steina's gigantic video installation Of the North (2001) is an arresting and captivating work that touches all who see it. In the 1960s the possibility of recording sound and video in real time opened up new dimensions in the world of visual arts. Steina Vasulka and her husband Woody got to know avant-garde artists working …

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Hello Universe

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The far-distant spaces of the boundless universe have had a hold on the human mind from primeval times, and over the centuries artists have grappled with notions about space, and expressed and mediated them in diverse ways. The exhibition Hello Universe explores the fantastical world of outer space through the lens of works of art …

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Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir & Ásmundur Sveinsson: As If to Demonstrate an Eclipse

Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn Sigtún, Reykjavík

Reykjavík Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn newly reopens with Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir’s exhibition of work in dialogue with Ásmundur Sveinsson and the building itself. Sirra’s works are cosmical, often connected to speculations about our position within the inner workings of nature, physics and the forces that drive the world. Her works often call upon our position …

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Design for sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson

Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn Sigtún, Reykjavík

Exhibition of products designed by five product designers for the museum shop at Ásmundarsafn. Ásmundur Sveinsson's visual world has been a source of ideas for new useful products dedicated to the artist's memory and his contribution to Icelandic cultural and handicraft heritage. Artists: Ásmundur Sveinsson Björn Steinar Blumenstein Brynhildur Pálsdóttir Friðrik Steinn Friðriksson Hanna Dís …

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Kristín Þorkelsdóttir

Museum of Design & Applied Art Garðatorg 1, Garðabær

Few designers in Iceland have created as many works that are present in Icelanders’ daily life as Kristín Þorkelsdóttir. They can be seen in the most mundane of places—in refrigerators, inside bags or at the dinner table—or in locations as inaccessible as the Central Bank’s vaults. Kristín is the designer behind the packaging of many …

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Limitations

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Group exhibition works by North Icelandic artists. This is the fourth biennale, an exhibition of works by artists fr om North Iceland, held at Akureyri Art Museum. This time with special theme: Limitations – obviously referring to the state of the world these days. Participants apply to a call from Akureyri Art Museum and a …

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Recent Acquisitions

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

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 …

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Turbulence

LÁ Art Museum Austurmörk 21, Hveragerði

The Icelandic Love Corporation, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir, Sara Björnsdóttir & Elísabet Jökulsdóttir Aqua Maria 2018 – The Icelandic Love Corporation. Aqua Maria features a soprano singing inside a space that resembles a steam bath but as the scene progresses, the space becomes more ambiguous. During her singing drops of water condense in her hair and face, becoming …

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Anna Kolfinna Kuran: Takeover

LÁ Art Museum Austurmörk 21, Hveragerði

Takeover is a performance series by Anna Kolfinna Kuran, which aims to fill different spaces with femme energy and bodies. The work revolves around the artist’s reflections on women’s visibility in our society. In Iceland one cannot claim that women are invisible or without voice. But which women do we see and hear? Who are …

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Róska

LÁ Art Museum Austurmörk 21, Hveragerði

Artist and activist Róska was one of a kind. Art smouldered inside her, and the undercurrent of her art practice was personal, avant-garde and surreal. Róska, whose full name was Ragnhildur Óskarsdóttir, was born in 1940 in Reykjavík. She never balked in her creative process, and did not hesitate to express herself on absolutely any …

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Erró: Experiment Lounge

Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhúsið Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

In 1963, Erró (b. 1932) created the set and props for the experimental film Mechanical concerto for madness or the mad mechamorphosis by French director and writer Éric Duvivier. The task was not far from themes within his art practice, which already deeply explored collage and three-dimensional assemblages of found and ready-made images and objects. …

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Iðavöllur: Icelandic Art in the 21st Century

Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhúsið Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

In 2021, Reykjavík Art Museum focuses on the microenvironment, with an aim of displaying the growth of the Icelandic art scene. The whole Hafnarhús becomes the setting for a powerful exhibition of new works by young artists who may be considered to be in the lead for their generation, and assumptions can also be made …

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The Sea is full of Kind Creatures. The Sea is full of Trash!

Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum Hamraborg 4, Kópavogur

Welcome to the opening reception of The Sea is full of kind creatures.The Sea is full of trash! in Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum on Saturday 19th June at 3 p.m. The exhibition showcases works from H. C. Andersen Museum, Ilon’s Wonderland and the Moomin Museum selected by young curators from Iceland, Denmark, Finland and Estonia with …

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Melanie Ubaldo: En þú ert samt hvítasta dökka manneskja sem ég þekki

En þú ert samt hvítasta dökka manneskja sem ég þekki Melanie Ubaldo 21.06. 2021–15.12. 2021 Monday 21 June 2021, between 17.00 and 19.00, the show, En þú ert samt hvítasta dökka manneskja sem ég þekki, by the artist, Melanie Ubaldo, opens on the Sign Gallery, Dugguvogur 43, 104, Reykjavik, Iceland. I create monuments to my …

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Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir & Inger-Johanne Brautaset: The Ocean Survives Without Us

LÁ Art Museum Austurmörk 21, Hveragerði

“The Ocean survives without us” is a collaborative project about the ocean between Iceland and Norway where we wish to dive into an unknown, unexplored underworld – we swim between sharks, plants, plankton and unknown species, and now, in addition, also plastics, a new breed. The book “Shark Drunk” by Morten Strøksnes has been a …

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Magdalena Noga: Even though it might hurt

Skaftfell- Center for Visual Art Austurvegur 42, Seyðisfjörður

July 27 – October 3, 2021, West Wall gallery, Skaftfell Bistro Open daily 12:00-22:00 Magdalena Noga’s exhibition “Even though it might hurt” opens on July 27 in the West Wall gallery in Skaftfell’s bistro. Due to Covid regulations there will be no opening reception, but the exhibition will be on view until October 3rd and …

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Erik DeLuca & Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir: Unheard Of

Kling & Bang The Marshall House, Grandagarður 20, Reykjavík

Kling & Bang is delighted to open the exhibition Unheard of on Saturday August 21st between 2-6pm. The exhibition presents new work by Erik DeLuca with Julius Rothlaender and Melitta Urbancic, and Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir with Derrick Belcham. With the exhibition the artists extend from their sonic-based practices and into process-based conversations with the sound — and, or silences …

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Anna Elín Svavarsdóttir: Reunion

Reykjavík Museum of Photography Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík

“One of my objectives in image creation is to make use of the immediate environment, viewed from different angles. Things within the environment are constantly changing, taking on different purposes depending on when and how you look at them.” (Anna Elín Svavarsdóttir, 2017). After Anna Elín’s death, her family was inspired to exhibit some of …

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Klāvs Liepiņš, Renate Feizaka & Raimonda Sereikaitė-Kiziria: As you are now so once was I/As I am now so will you be

The Living Art Museum Grandagarður 20, Reykjavík

The Living Art Museum welcomes you to the opening of the new exhibition AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I/AS I AM NOW SO WILL YOU BE on Good Thursday, August 26th at 5–9 pm. Thereafter, the exhibition will be open during the museum’s normal opening hours, until October 3rd. The participating artists Klāvs …

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Community of Sentient Beings

Hafnarborg Center of Culture and Fine Art Strandgata 34, Hafnarfjörður

This year’s autumn exhibition at Hafnarborg is Community of Sentient Beings, curated by Wiola Ujazdowska and Hubert Gromny. By inviting various professionals – artists, academics, performers – to participate in the exhibition, the aim of the curators is to create a space for multiple voices to come together, while reflecting on different ways of voicing, hearing and sensing. …

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Ragnar Kjartansson: The Underworld of Akureyri

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

  Ragnar Kjartansson is one of the most respected Icelandic artists – known for his video-work, paintings, performances and installations. Kjartansson exhibits a new art-piece especially created for the balcony of Akureyri Art Museum with a direct reference to the Akureyrian community, in his own words: “In Akureyri everything is a little bit more OK …

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Hekla Björt Helgadóttir: The Wild Poem

Listasafnið á Akureyri Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

The work Food Bowls is created specifically for the exhibition Limitations. The bowls refer to rationing and how rations are limited, in a broad sense, by finances, marriage, sex, nationality and status. The bowls were drawn up with a food container in mind, playing with forms and visual manifestations of limitations was also involved. The …

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FJÖLFELDI – HLUTFELDI – MARGFELDI

Reykjanes Art Museum Duusgata 2-8, Reykjanesbær

Being able to create more than one copy of the same work has long followed the artist tradition. Many artists have created such works, which offers a different possibility than the unique artwork, and can be considered as an object somewhere between art and production. Works made in multiple copies are priced differently, are cheaper …

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30×30

Gallery Port Laugavegur 23b, Reykjavík

A group show of 30 new works by 30 different artists. Artists: Auður Ómarsdóttir Arngrímur Sigurðsson Árni Már Erlingsson Ásgeir Skúlason Áslaug Íris Katrín Friðjónsdóttir Dodda Maggý Freyja Reynisdóttir Fritz Hendrik Geirþrúður Einarsdóttir Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir Guðrún Heiður Ísaksdóttir Hallgrímur Helgason Helgi Þórsson Hulda Hákon Jón Óskar Kristín Gunnlaugs Kristín Karólína Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson Loji …

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