Exhibition Opening and donation from Guðmunda S. Kristinssdóttir Art Fund

Tuesday, 3. October 2017

The exhibition Erró: More is Beautiful will be opened on Saturday, 7 October at 14h00 in Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús. Students in 7th and 8th grade are specially invited to this opening.

  • Erró: Science-Fiction Scape, 1992, Alkyd paint on canvas.
    Erró: Science-Fiction Scape, 1992, Alkyd paint on canvas.

The exhibition Erró: More is Beautiful will be opened on Saturday, 7 October at 14h00 in Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús. Students in 7th and 8th grade are specially invited to this opening.

The Mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson, will announce the art prize from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Art Fund. Erró established the fund in 1997, in memory of his aunt Kristinsdóttir, with the aim of awarding an annual grant to recognize and empower the creation of art by women. Seventeen female artists have received the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir art price since the fund was established.

The exhibition More is Beautiful shines a special light on Erró’s works which revolve around excess and density. This imaging has been an important part of his art and goes all the way back to his earliest work. More than thirty pieces from the Erró collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum – paintings, collages and movies – show how the artist creates intricate and charged structures which communicate materials related to politics, science, fiction and art history.

Curator is Danielle Kvaran.

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