Eternal Recurrence

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

In this extensive exhibition, the works of Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972) create a thread which connects different periods in time. His art is displayed along with the works of artists who have been prominent on the Icelandic art scene in recent years. Shortly after Kjarval’s death, art historian Björn Th. Björnsson (1922-2007) wrote an article …

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Kjarval and the Contemporary

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

The exhibition contains selected works by painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972), a pioneer of Icelandic art. Kjarval opened people’s eyes to their environment in such a dramatic way that he is considered one of the most beloved artists of art history in Iceland. In this exhibition works by Kjarval are paired with those by contemporary …

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The Gift to the People

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

ASÍ Art Museum’s Founding Collection from Ragnar Jónsson of Smári It was big news when the entrepreneur Ragnar Jónsson, known for his margarine factory Smári, decided to donate his collection of paintings to the Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ) in the summer of 1961. Jónsson’s wish was to establish an art museum that would present …

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Jóhannes S. Kjarval: In Icelandic Colours

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

The exhibition seeks to cast a light on colour in the works of Jóhannes Kjarval (1885-1972) and explore his use of colour. He used diverse colours in his work – weather and light determined his choice of colour in his landscapes, and in fantasies and other works the artist’s personal feeling and vision was in …

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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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