Selected Works, Part II: Akureyri Art Museum Collection

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Akureyri municipality formally began purchasing artworks around 1930, when a painting by Freymóður Jóhannsson was bought. Today the municipality owns around 700 diverse visual art works. After the founding of Akureyri Art Museum in 1993, preservation of the collection became one of its roles. The Museum adopted a policy of exhibiting the biggest part of …

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Recent Acquisitions

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

One of the main roles of art museums is to collect art and exhibit their collections. Unfortunately no funds were reserved to buy art in the 2021 budget for Akureyri Art Museum. And so it has been for over a decade. This will hopefully change soon so the museum can attend to the important task …

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Ragnar Kjartansson: The Underworld of Akureyri

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Ragnar Kjartansson is one of the most respected Icelandic artists – known for his video-work, paintings, performances and installations. Kjartansson exhibits a new art-piece especially created for the balcony of Akureyri Art Museum with a direct reference to the Akureyrian community, in his own words: “In Akureyri everything is a little bit more OK than …

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Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson: Visitations

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson are a collaborative art partnership. Their interdisciplinary art practice is research-based and socially-engaged, exploring issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human species. Often working in close consultation with experts and amateurs in the field, their work tests cultural constructs and tropes, and human behavior …

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Ann Noël: Icons and Symbols

Akureyri Art Museum Kaupvangsstræti 8-12, Akureyri

Ann Noël, born in England 1944, has lived in Berlin since 1980. She has a background in graphic design, printmaking, photography, painting and performance. After graduating in graphic arts and design in 1968 from the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, she worked with Hansjörg Mayer in Stuttgart, who was one of the first publishers of …

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