Exhibition Opening: The Power of Images
The exhibitionThe Power of Images will be opened on Saturday, 9 April 14h 00 at Hafnarhús.
The Mayor of Reykjavík will open the exhibition and award an annual grant to recognize and empower the creation of art by women.
Erró is one of the few Icelandic artists who has gained a foothold in the international art scene. The Power of Images is a comprehensive overview of the artist's colorful career that has made use of various media in the visual arts. Within it you will find everything from performances, videoworks, graphics, multiples and collages, to larger works in public spaces and paintings of all scales. All have helped to earn his place in the art history of Europe. Here presented, is the most extensive exhibition that has been realized of the artist's works in Iceland.
The Power of Images is installed across Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, with more than 300 artworks of various kinds, as well as, photographs and other information about the artist exhibited. An extensive publication will be released parallel to the exhibition, with texts by the curators, Danielle Kvaran and Gunnar B. Kvaran, connection to the exhibition, who write of the different periods in the artists career, along with texts and interviews by Bjarni Hinriksson, Jean-Max Colard, Alain Jouffroy, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Anne Tronche.
Curators: Danielle Kvaran og Gunnar B. Kvaran
Exhibition design: Axel Hallkell Jóhannesson