Resistance, Interplay of art and physics

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Resistance is an interdisciplinary exhibition that bridges the gap between visual arts and science. The works on display are key works in the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland, that establish an interesting dialogue between art and science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The word Resistance may be read in the context …

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Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir: The Only Constant is Change

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir’s installation The Only Constant is Changebears an element of familiarity as the artist revisits and combines components from former works in a new manner. The multifaceted piece conforms to its own inner operating system on one hand and the presence of guests on the other, disguising the starting point of motion. The …

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Margrét H. Blöndal: Ode to Join

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The exhibition Liðamót / Ode to Join comprises on the one hand drawings made with oil and powdered pigments, and on the other three-dimensional pieces to be made directly into the the exhibition venue as a response to to the space. The Icelandic title Liðamót is a reference to the fact that where three or more joints …

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Dieter Roth: Jewellery

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

Dieter Roth (1930—1998) was a pioneer who respected no boundaries: a thinker, trailblazer, poet, musician, filmmaker and visual artist. A less well-known aspect of his career is that he also made an impression with his creation of innovative jewellery, starting in Iceland in the late 1950s. The first pieces of jewellery designed by Roth were …

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Some New Works

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

One of the roles of the National Gallery of Iceland is to collect art, with the objective of reflecting as well as possible trends and movements in Icelandic and international art at any time, as stated in the National Gallery of Iceland Act. The museum’s collections are extensive and diverse. The oldest works in the …

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Zanele Muholi

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The National Gallery of Iceland presents this major survey of the work of internationally-recognised South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi (b. 1972). Muholi‘s powerful images capture the struggle for the rights of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex people in the artist‘s home country. Muholi gives a voice to those who …

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Forty Years of The Corridor / Gangurinn Gallery

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The Corridor / Gangurinn Gallery is an artist-run exhibition space founded by artist Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson in 1979, and it is probably Iceland’s longest-running privately-operated gallery. Gangurinn has always been housed in Helgi Þorgils‘  home. Helgi‘s principal objective in founding an exhibition space in his home was to present the work of contemporary artists from other …

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Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson: Into the Valley in Late Autumn

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The exhibition Into the Valley in Late Autumn is made up of large watercolours painted in the past two years; artist Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson focusses on the natural environment in Héðisfjörður, north Iceland, in late autumn. Over the past 17 years, Sigtryggur’s art has increasingly been inspired by Héðinsfjörður, an uninhabited fjord between Ólafsfjörður and …

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