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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