Good Thursday – the last Thursday of the month!
Program of Reykjavík Art Museum
Exhibition Opening: D44 Claire Paugam: Attempting the Embrace n°31
In her exhibition Claire Paugam presents a view of a grand landscape. With a city bench in the middle of the gallery space, it resembles an observation platform and the landscape might seem as an existent view. However, things are not always as they seem. Shapelessness, entropy and the feeling of letting go are recurring themes in the artist’s works. For this exhibition Claire contemplates the connection between body, landscape and nature, asking questions like; Where do we place ourselves within/against the landscape? Where does the body end and the landscape begin? In her work, Claire is preoccupied with such in-between conditions; what is outside and what is inside, what is and what is not, using visual analogy as a tool to express her thoughts and imagination.
No entrance fee from 17–22h00 – everyone is welcome!
Exhibition: Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir: opus – oups
A retrospective of the works of artist Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir. The works on display cover Ingimarsdóttir’s career of more than two decades and the exhibition is a part of Reykjavík Art Museum’s exhibition series with an aim to examine and present the career of important working artists.
Exhibition: Kjarval and the Contemporary
The exhibition contains selected works by painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972), a pioneer of Icelandic art. Kjarval opened people’s eyes to their environment in such a dramatic way that he is considered one of the most beloved artists of art history in Iceland. In this exhibition works by Kjarval are paired with those by contemporary artists, and in doing so, merge ideas from different times.
We welcome guests and museum teachers will be on site with information.
Number of museums and exhibition spaces in Reykjavik city center offer extended opening hours on the last Thursday of June, July and August. Stroll around and explore a variety of art exhibitions, check out artist’s studios, visit artist-run spaces, galleries and museums – and experience the lively art scene in the city center!