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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Forty Years of The Corridor

The National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavík

The Corridor 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. The Corridor has always been housed in Helgi Þorgils‘  home; the gallery‘s first exhibition, of For the Time Being by Hreinn Friðfinnsson early in 1980, was held at Laufásvegur 79. The Corridor moved on to Mávahlíð 24, then Freyjugata …

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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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