Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir: blood & honour

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

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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Rebekka Kühnis: Out There Inside

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

“I have always felt a need to artistically dissolve my environment or at least to transform it into something less rigid, lighter, more ambiguous. In Icelandic nature I found, in contrast to my country of origin, something pristine, less defined, less determined. As if everything around me was vibrant, in process of transformation and me …

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KRISTINN G. JÓHANNSSON

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Kristinn G. Jóhannsson (born 1936) is an Akureyrian who graduated from Akureyri Junior College 1956. He studied visual art in Akureyri, Reykjavík and Edinburgh College of Art. He finished a Diploma in Education 1962 and worked as a teacher and a principal for close to four decades. Jóhannsson‘s first exhibition was in Akureyri 1954, but …

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Foundation – University of Iceland Art Collection

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

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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Kristín Jónsdóttir frá Munkaþverá: The Water and The Land

Listasafnið á Akureyri Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Kristín Jónsdóttir was born at Munkaþverá in Eyjafjörður 1933. She studied at The Reykjavík College of Craft and Art 1949-1952 and 1954-1957 she studied at the textile department of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in Copenhagen. Jónsdóttir studied at École des Arts Italiennes and Atélier Freundlich in Paris 1959 and during …

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