Anna Elín Svavarsdóttir: Reunion

Reykjavík Museum of Photography Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík

“One of my objectives in image creation is to make use of the immediate environment, viewed from different angles. Things within the environment are constantly changing, taking on different purposes depending on when and how you look at them.” (Anna Elín Svavarsdóttir, 2017). After Anna Elín’s death, her family was inspired to exhibit some of …

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Sigurður Unnar Birgisson: The Return of the King

Reykjavík Museum of Photography Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík

The exhibition The Return of the King by photographer/artist Sigurður Unnar Birgisson comprises enlargements of passport-sized photographs of men aged about seventy, alongside photographs of flowers of Icelandic nature by renowned Icelandic photographer Hjálmar R. Bárðarson (1918-2009). The juxtaposition of these two subjects may seem unusual. What could elderly men have in common with flowers? …

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Guðmundur Óli Pálmason: Abandoned Art

Reykjavík Museum of Photography Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík

Abandoned farmsteads in the Icelandic countryside have long captured the eye of Guðmundur Óli Pálmason and inspired his artmaking. In his works the viewer meets obscure fragments from the past, which he captures with an old photography method he has specialized in. An important part of the work „Leaving Art“, here on show, can be …

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