March has arrived and we have prepared for you an overview of some of the exhibitions that opened this month.
Join us here for weekly updates on our website for the exhibitions opening in Iceland this month. Exhibitions, which will still be on display in April. You can also follow us on our Instagram account or Facebook page as we list all the exhibitions in a series of stories throughout the month. You can also just revisit this page where we will be updating it regularly.
Hafnarborg the 25th of March until the 29th of May.
The participating artists are Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir, Meriem Bennani, María Guðjohnsen, Bita Razavi, Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir and Inari Sandell.
Curated by Daría Sól Andrews.
sara björg bjarnadóttir: two infinites between 1 and 3
Akureyri Art Museum the 25th of March until the 13th of August
Sara Björg submerges herself into the space. Her physical connection to the space directs the presentation of this piece. A piece that tries to embody a feeling, situation or time that words cannot express. An intangible memory of a recent period of stagnation.
Sara Björg Bjarnadóttir (born 1988) graduated from Iceland University of the Arts in 2015. She has exhibited her work around Iceland as well as in Berlin, Athens, Vilnius, London and Los Angeles.
Kaleidoscope – icelandic 20th century art
Reykjavik Art Museum from the 25th of March until the 7th of August
Kaleidoscope is the title of an exhibition series where we examine artworks in the Reykjavík Art Museum’s collection. In 2023, the museum celebrates fifty years since the opening of the museum’s first location at Kjarvalsstaðir.
Kaleidoscope of the 20th century is presented at Kjarvalsstaðir, but the Kaleidoscope of the 21st century will be on display in Hafnarhús from 6 June, and Kaleidoscope of international art from the collection in Hafnarhús until 7 May.
Kling & Bang from the 18th of March until the 30th of April
The Magical Home is the home of works by four artists who work with the supernatural magic of the mundane.
Artists exhibiting are Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir, Lidija Ristic, Ragnheiður Káradóttir and Virginia Lee Montgomery
AMANDA RIFFO – HOUSE OF PURKINJE
The Living Art Museum from the 18th of March until the 30th of April
House of Purkinje, Amanda Riffo’s solo exhibition, is a staging of reality. The title refers to the Czech biochemist Jan Evangelista Purkyně who, among other things, discovered corresponding and multiple reflections of a single image that appear on the surface of the eye and from within it. Like multiple reflections of the self.
HEKLA DÖGG JÓNSDÓTTIR – SCHEMES
BERG Contemporary from the 11th of March until the 22nd of April
BERG Contemporary aims to provide a diversified forum for contemporary art by representing emerging and established artists, and by seeking the resonant tone of the present through a programme of innovative exhibitions. BERG Contemporary is located in an old glass factory in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Now Hekla has a solo show at the gallery.
rúrí – glassrain
National Gallery of Iceland from the 4th of March until the 17th of September, 2023.
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, and when a visitor walks past the piece, air currents lead the glass pieces to turn on their threads.
MARIA WANDEL – NOT KEEPING A JOURNAL
ÞULA from the 18th of March until the 15th of April, 2023.
Hjartatorg (By Laugavegur 21)
2 PM – 5 PM Wednesday to Saturday
and by appointment
INFRA – GLOW
Reykjanes Art Museum from the 11th of March until the 16th of April
The exhibition gathers artworks by Carissa Baktay, Þórdís Erla Zoëga, Iða Brá Ingadóttir, Claire Paugam, Hye Joung Park, Claudia Hausfeld and Guðrún Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, that provoke the intimacy of collective relationships between our bodies, our minds and our surroundings. The idea of imperceptible closeness between us, our mundane surfaces, and their fluid porousness is a starting point.