26. February 2022 - 14:00

Exhibition Opening: Rósa Gísladóttir and Ásmundur Sveinsson: Spatial Infractions

Exhibition Opening: Rósa Gísladóttir and Ásmundur Sveinsson: Spatial Infractions
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Rósa Gísladóttir exhibits her work in a conversation with the work of Ásmundur Sveinsson through the exhibition Spatial Infractions at Ásmundarsafn. Sculptors from different periods meet in dialogue that offers a new insight into Ásmundur’s heritage and introduces new works by a contemporary artist to the viewers.

In her career, Rósa has worked with various materials but she is best known for plaster sculptures which have taken on different shapes and sizes throughout her career. She often works with artistic references to architecture and cultural history and will utilise Ásmundarsafn, the museum building itself, as a sculpture. Ásmundur built “The Dome Building” at Sigtún in a few stages between 1942 and 1959. It was his home and his studio, and here the studio atmosphere from both Ásmundur and Rósa will meet and become visible.

Rósa Gísladóttir (b. 1957) studied art in Germany, England and Iceland. Her work has been exhibited widely in Iceland and abroad, including in Scandinavia House in New York, Saatchi Gallery in London, Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Art, LÁ Art Museum and Berg Contemporary. In 2020, Rósa became the first recipient of the Gerður Award, given to an outstanding sculptor.

Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) was among the pioneers of Icelandic sculpture and one of the artists who introduced new art ideas to Icelanders in the 20th century.