New exhibition at Hafnarhús: Fact of the Matter – Draft of Contemporary Art History in Iceland [1.0]

Thursday, 23. November 2017

The material world is the subject of a few chosen pieces from Reykjavík Art Museum's collection.

Natural phenomena, man-made things and various materials are the foundation, based on characteristics, nature, meaning and value.

  • Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Composition, 2016.
    Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Composition, 2016.

The material world is the subject of a few chosen pieces from Reykjavík Art Museum's collection.

Natural phenomena, man-made things and various materials are the foundation, based on characteristics, nature, meaning and value.

The exhibition is a part of the museum's sketch work of sorts, of the history of contemporary Icelandic art. The idea is that the museum continues choosing pieces from the collection and placing them in the context of an experiment of writing art history as it happens.

When pieces are bought by the museum, a certain choice takes place, reflecting on the diversity of art creation each time, but here we try to analyse even further the joint emphases, found in today's artistic melting pot.

What characterises Icelandic fine art in the 21. century? What are the subjects of artists, their methods, materials and challenges?

Artists
Dodda Maggý
Elín Hansdóttir
Finnbogi Pétursson
Gabríela Friðriksdóttir
Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir
Harpa Árnadóttir
Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir
Hreinn Friðfinnsson
Hulda Stefánsdóttir
Ívar Valgarðsson
Jóhann Eyfells
Magnús Árnason
Tumi Magnússon
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

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