Artist Talk: Guðjón Ketilsson og Birta Guðjónsdóttir
Artist Guðjón Ketilsson and curator and artist Birta Guðjónsdóttir his daughter will give a gallery talk about the exhibition Jæja at Kjarvalsstaðir on Thursday 29. December at 20h00.
A unique opportunity for those visiting Iceland during the holidays to enjoy the exhibition and the talk. The exhibition ends on January 2, 2023
At the mid-career retrospective Jæja of Ketilsson, one can expect to see sculptures composed of found furniture that he has treated in his own unique way, refined wooden sculptures that resemble obsolete objects in a folk museum, high-precision drawings of buildings in Norðurmýri (a neighborhood in Reykjavík), a collection of detritus he has collected in his walks and arranged in one piece, and clothing - all kinds of clothing carved in wood, such as shoes, loincloths and hats.
Guðjón Ketilsson is the sixth artist selected to participate in the Reykjavík Art Museum's exhibition series at Kjarvalsstaðir, where the careers of key figures in Icelandic art life are reviewed. Each of them is chosen with regard to their unique contribution and specialization in their field, both in terms