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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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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A! Performance Festival

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

A! is a four-day international performance festival held every year, now for the eighth time. The festival is a collaboration between Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri Culture Society, Akureyri Theater, LÓKAL International Theater Festival, Reykjavík Dance Festival and Icelandic Art Centre. A variety of performances and theatre-based projects of all kinds are on the agenda. Participants are …

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