14. January 2023 - 16:00

Exhibition opening – Hildur Hákonardóttir: Red Thread

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The exhibition Red Thread of works by Hildur Hákonadóttir will be opened in Kjarvalsstaðir on Saturday, 14. January at 16h00.

Red Thread is a diverse and extensive exhibition on the works of artist Hildur Hákonardóttir. During her long career, she has addressed contemporary issues and gender politics, using varied media but mostly weaving. The exhibition contains many of Hildur’s best-known works, which have become important landmarks in Icelandic cultural history and influenced societal changes. There are also installations, photographs, videos and computerised drawings from a career that spans over 50 years.

Curator is Sigrún Inga Hrólfsdóttir, but the exhibition is the result of her research into Hildur’s career. In 2021, Reykjavík Art Museum was awarded the Museum Fund’s Excellence Grant to examine women’s part in Icelandic art.