Steina Vasulka: Of The North

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Steina's gigantic video installation Of the North (2001) is an arresting and captivating work that touches all who see it. In the 1960s the possibility of recording sound and video in real time opened up new dimensions in the world of visual arts. Steina Vasulka and her husband Woody got to know avant-garde artists working …

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Hello Universe

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The far-distant spaces of the boundless universe have had a hold on the human mind from primeval times, and over the centuries artists have grappled with notions about space, and expressed and mediated them in diverse ways. The exhibition Hello Universe explores the fantastical world of outer space through the lens of works of art …

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Guðmundur Thorsteinsson: Muggur

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Everything that Muggur touched, people used to say, turned to art, and it was shaped by his remarkable personality. Guðmundur Thorsteinsson, always known as Muggur, was born in Bíldudalur in the West Fjords in 1891, and moved to Copenhagen with his family in 1903. He studied art 1911-15 at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine …

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