Linus Lohmann: Pacing

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

Since 2016 I have been developing a drawing technique using handcrafted mechanical tools and ink to create intricate, large format dot drawings built up in layers. The work emerges from my fascination with contemporary and obsolete printing techniques, nature, limits and phenomena of optical perception. Cloudy and diffused assemblies of dots create pointillistic intuitive landscapes, …

Linus Lohmann: Pacing Read More »

ARNGRÍMUR & MATTHÍAS: PANTHÆON

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

Panthæon is an exhibition by Arngrímur Sigurðsson and Matthías Rúnar Sigurðsson. The exhibition features new oil paintings and sculptures made by the artists in resent months. Although the works are different in appearance and content, they are interconnected in such a way that in each of them there is an imaginary being, or a creature. …

ARNGRÍMUR & MATTHÍAS: PANTHÆON Read More »

Una Margrét Árnadóttir: Sleeping Bags

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

Connected. Disconnected. Connected. Disconnected. Pairing.. Connected.. Connected. Connected. Connected. Disconnected. Pairing.. Una Margrét Árnadóttir’s exhibition “Sleeping Bags” opens on Culture Night, August 20 in Ásmundarsalur. Una Margrét Árnadóttir (1985) is an artist based in Reykjavik. She has participated in several exhibitions locally and internationally since graduating from Malmö Art Academy in 2013. Alongside her own …

Una Margrét Árnadóttir: Sleeping Bags Read More »

Claire Paugam: Essentially Untitled

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

From one room to an elsewhere Black and empty Full of separate matters Worlds within a space Emerging „Photographs are essentially the materiality of a past reality, though when looking at them, the realms they invite us into are incredibly present. I see them as doors for us to open, so that narratives emerge, creating …

Claire Paugam: Essentially Untitled Read More »

Julie Lænkholm: We The Mountain

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

Julie Lænkholm’s practice has its roots in the ideas and the methods centred around collective learning. Exploring techniques and practices which have been passed down orally from generation to generation, Lænkholm activates a predominantly female-driven history which has been forgotten or otherwise actively ignored. As such, she brings these narratives directly back into focus and …

Julie Lænkholm: We The Mountain Read More »

Pamela Angela Mellem himlen og haven

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

PAMELA ANGELA Pamela Angela Mellem himlen og haven is the last piece in the wing series where the metaphor becomes reality. An installation based on two separate entities. A sculpture and a musical performance. The sculpture is a playable instrument made out of a car door that gives the music an opportunity to be interpreted …

Pamela Angela Mellem himlen og haven Read More »

Brák Jónsdóttir: Deeper

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

In Dýpra | Deeper, Brák explores the commonalities of horticulture and modern sexual aesthetics, humanity and nature, pain and pleasure, in an attempt to approach nature in a way that challenges conventional ideas and its relationship with human culture. The exhibition draws on the artist’s research into how the body interacts with plants and vegetation. …

Brák Jónsdóttir: Deeper Read More »

Sara Riel: Destination Mars

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

“Destination Mars is a visual journey to space from earth to Mars and back again. The artist applies a variety of techniques to address fundamental questions that touch upon origin, objective, moral and fate. The grandiosity of human scientific achievements echo man’s smallness in space. Technocracy and belief in progress encounters mysticism and past romanticisms. …

Sara Riel: Destination Mars Read More »

In Another House

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

“In another house” is a collaborative exhibition by Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Hanna Dís Whitehead & Steinunn Önnudóttir. The exhibition takes the shape of a home. The authors delineate personal quarters, external bounds and internal spaces, but expose only limited areas. The authors’ works come together in these scenes and form an unusual material language in …

In Another House Read More »

Klængur Gunnarsson & Hrafn Hólmfríðarson Jónsson: Airtight

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

There are infinite ways of how we go about our lives, or at least that has been the narrative of our societies for some time. In reality, we are always limited by something and it is within these limitations we go about our everyday lives. Every day we attempt to reach an agreement on how …

Klængur Gunnarsson & Hrafn Hólmfríðarson Jónsson: Airtight Read More »

So this is Christmas

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

The Christmas exhibitions at Ásmundarsalur re-awaken a 70-year-old tradition. In the 1940's the exhibition hall housed group shows with works by the country’s leading artists alongside works of younger and less known artists. The artist group Print & Friends have been curating the exhibition since its revival. This year's exhibition “So this is Christmas” is …

So this is Christmas Read More »

Reykjavík Art Book Fair

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

Book Fair Schedule: Friday 12.nov 18:00 - 21:00: Dunce annual magazine publishing event. Saturday 13.nov 11:00 - 17:00: Hvít sól book launch Sunday 14.nov 11:00 - 17:00: Koma jól? Book launch  

Sindri Leifsson: Næmi, næmi, næm

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

The exhibition consists of a new sculptural installation as well as two dinner invitations made in collaboration with Kjartan Óli Guðmundsson, restaurateur and product designer and Jóhanna Rakel Jónasdóttir, artist and musician. Inside the exhibition, a long table has been set up where guests will be invited to activate their senses through food and drinks. …

Sindri Leifsson: Næmi, næmi, næm Read More »

Complete Spaces

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

ANNA HRUND MÁSDÓTTIR, JÓHANNA ÁSGEIRSDÓTTIR & DANÍEL MAGNÚSSON “Maths doesn’t need to be visual to have a connection with how art works or how artists think. They are the same thing—both are having an interest in the world, looking at them closely, and trying to understand them.” Anna Hrund, Daníel and Jóhanna are all working …

Complete Spaces Read More »

Sarah Maria Yasdani: Thresholds

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

Thresholds. About thresholds, threshold phenomena, timespace. About how differences can divide and reorganize time and space. About the will to expose and to be exposed to a precise state, in thickened time. About being direct and distant at the same time. In order to be in a state of tension between here and there, now …

Sarah Maria Yasdani: Thresholds Read More »

Þórður Hans Baldursson: Tools for Symbiosis

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

Within the taxonomy of biology are six different forms of symbiosis, each defined by the varying effects of the long-term coexistence of the individuals involved. The effects can be can be harmful, beneficial or neutral. Examples of different symbiosis can be the relationship between flowers and bees in the field or a tapeworm and its unfortunate host. Close …

Þórður Hans Baldursson: Tools for Symbiosis Read More »

Objective: All Around

Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, Reykjavík

HANG AROUND / POOL AROUND / FLY AROUND Objective is an interdisciplinary design duo that works on the intersection of art and design. The designers behind Objective are Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, textile designer, and Helga Lára Halldórsdóttir, fashion designer. They graduated from The Swedish School of Textiles in 2018 where they completed an MA in …

Objective: All Around Read More »