Alicja Kwade: In Relation to the Sun,

i8 Grandi Marshall House, Grandagarður 20, Reykjavík

We are pleased to announce the opening of i8 Grandi, a new gallery in Reykjavík that focuses on year-long, single-artist presentations. The inaugural year of i8 Grandi features In Relation to the Sun, an exhibition by Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Katowice, Poland, lives and works in Berlin, Germany). The artist’s show, which includes installation, sculpture, and work on paper, is now open and will be on view until …

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Resistance, Interplay of art and physics

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Resistance is an interdisciplinary exhibition that bridges the gap between visual arts and science. The works on display are key works in the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland, that establish an interesting dialogue between art and science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The word Resistance may be read in the context …

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Dieter Roth: Jewellery

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Dieter Roth (1930—1998) was a pioneer who respected no boundaries: a thinker, trailblazer, poet, musician, filmmaker and visual artist. A less well-known aspect of his career is that he also made an impression with his creation of innovative jewellery, starting in Iceland in the late 1950s. The first pieces of jewellery designed by Roth were …

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The Ocean

The House of Collections Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavík

The ocean is all around in a new exhibition on level 2 at the House of Collections on Hverfisgata, Reykjavík, where the treasures of Icelandic art are on display. Visitors now have the opportunity to experience works that relate to the seas, and to the discourse on sustainability. The ocean has been an inspiration for …

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GOETHE MORPH*: A Growing Body of Evidence

The Nordic House Sæmundargata 11, Reykjavík

From September 5-15, 2022, Goethe Morph* invite the public to a holistic program of think tanks and performances, lectures and exhibitions - on site at Nordic House Reykjavík, as well as outdoors and digitally. The exhibition A Growing Body of Evidence will be open in Hvelfing at the Nordic House in Reykjavík          10th Sep – 23rd Dec We …

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Unndór Egill Jónsson and Ásmundur Sveinsson: After the Blizzard

Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn Sigtún, Reykjavík

Unndór Egill Jónsson exhibits his work in a conversation with the work of Ásmundur Sveinsson. Sculptors from different periods meet in dialogue that offers a new insight into Ásmundur’s heritage and introduces new works by a contemporary artist to the viewers. The museum has been working with Ásmund's legacy in this way for some time …

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Sums & Differences

LÁ Art Museum Austurmörk 21, Hveragerði

The exhibition Sums & Differences brings together works by Gary Hill, Steina, and Woody Vašulka. It aims to present the commonalities of their earliest explorations and the subsequent divergence of their artistic practices, their conceptual, performative, and contemplative interpretations of the physical and the immaterial, along three unique trajectories reflecting their distinct sensibilities and unique …

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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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Jóhannes S. Kjarval: First Snow

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885-1972) is one of the nation’s most beloved artists and his diverse oeuvre has numerous paintings of Icelandic nature, fantastic creatures and the Icelandic people. Kjarval was born in the south coast of Iceland, at the farm Efri-Ey in the Meðalland district, but was raised by relatives on the east coast at …

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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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Guðjón Ketilsson: Jæja

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

"Jæja" - the word is like a found object in the Icelandic vocabulary. One can resort to it on almost any occasion. On its own, it means very little, but everyone can make it their own and put it into context so that it acquires meaning. Guðjón Ketilsson creates his art with a similar methodology, …

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Geometry

Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum Hamraborg 4, Kópavogur

Abstract geometry was a product of experimental and progressive ideas on the nature and potential of art. The movement came like a meteor into Icelandic cultural life at the beginning of the 1950s and propelled a radical shift in the nation’s art history. The movement was a response to the prevailing aesthetics, seeking to find …

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Down Иorth: North Atlantic Triennial

Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús Tryggvagata 17, 101, Reykjavík

What are the subjects, stories, and challenges that artists in the Arctic region share, in light of the changes happening in this part of the world today? Featuring both emerging and more established artists living today, Down Иorth presents art from an unprecedented cross-section of artists living in Maine, the Canadian Maritimes, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, …

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Zanele Muholi

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The National Gallery of Iceland presents this major survey of the work of internationally-recognised South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi (b. 1972). Muholi‘s powerful images capture the struggle for the rights of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex people in the artist‘s home country. Muholi gives a voice to those who …

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Sigurður Guðjónsson: Transits

Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús Tryggvagata 17, 101, Reykjavík

Sigurður Guðjónsson presents Transits, an exhibition that unveils the expressive and evocative dimension of the artist’s work. Transits explores the movements, fluxes and discrete drifts occurring in the material world. The selection making up the exhibition comprises both recent work and one new production. As a unified composition, all the works are rooted in the artist’s …

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Velvet Terrorism – Pussy Riot‘s Russia

Kling & Bang The Marshall House, Grandagarður 20, Reykjavík

Kling & Bang, Reykjavík announces the first ever overview exhibition of protest performance actions by Russian feminist political-art collective Pussy Riot. „Velvet Terrorism“ that‘s what Putin‘s spiritual confidant, bishop Tikhon Shevkunov called Pussy Riot‘s performance after Punk Prayer: Virgin Mary, Banish Putin, the collective‘s protest action in Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow in …

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Nína Magnúsdóttir: Lines of Flight

Skaftfell- Center for Visual Art Austurvegur 42, Seyðisfjörður

More than 20 new works by Seyðisfjörður-based artist Nína Magnúsdóttir will be presented in an exhibition entitled Lines of Flight, on view in the Skaftfell Gallery from November 27, 2022 to January 29, 2023.  The new works were made in the aftermath of the devastating landslides of December 2020, that led to the temporary evacuation of …

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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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Solander 250: Letters From Iceland

Listasafnið á Akureyri Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

The exhibition Solander 250: Letters from Iceland is held in remembrance of one of the first foreign scientific expedition to Iceland in 1772, i.e. 250 years ago. On this journey was one of Carl Linnaeus‘s apostles, the Swedish natural scientist Daniel Solander. Solander and his fellow travellers landed in Hafnarfjörður and travelled from there to Bessastaðir, Þingvellir, …

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