11. June 2022 - 11:00

Let's Play Art: Stitches and Threads

Petra Hjartardóttir (1993), Little Rag, 2022. Photo: Hildur Inga Björnsdóttir.
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Family program in connection to the exhbition Stitches and Threads at Kjarvalsstaðir. Instructor is Artist Sigríður Melrós. In Icelandic.

Registration HERE or at the museum's reception.

Stitches and Threads is an exhibition of works by contemporary Icelandic artists who embroider or make use of the needle and thread as a tool in their art. They either look to the past to work with the heritage of the craftsmanship and its tradition, or employ the needle as a tool in progressive experiments with other media. The exhibition includes new and recent works by a varied group of artists, both representatives of the younger generation, and artists who have made their mark on the Icelandic art scene. What they all share is that they have lovingly taken to the needle as an important tool in their artistic practices. The works reflect a vast range of subject matter, as they confront social issues alongside the poetic of everyday life and tenderness of nostalgia.

Free for children under the age of 18. Children are expected to be accompanied by adults, and it is good to have looked at the exhibitions beforehand with the children.

Free entrance with a museum ticket and for holders of Annual Pass/Culture Pass.