Human Condition: Draft of Contemporary Art History in Iceland [III]

Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Minnimáttarkenndarbakterían, 1999.

Human Condition: Draft of Contemporary Art History in Iceland [III]



Selected works reveal how artists explore the experience of being human. They reflect corporal and psychological characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of existence. 

The exhibition is the third draft of contemporary art history in Iceland based on works from the RAM Collection. The idea is that the museum continues choosing pieces from the collection and placing them in the context of an experiment of writing art history as it happens.

When pieces are acquired by the museum, a certain choice takes place, reflecting on the diversity of art creation each time, but here we try to analyse even further the joint emphases, found in today´s artistic melting pot. What characterises Icelandic fine art in the 21. century? What are the subjects of artists, their methods, materials and challenges?

Works on display are by artists Anna Hallin, Ásta Ólafsdóttir, Björk Guðnadóttir, the Icelandic Love Corporation, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hulda Vilhjálmsdóttir, Kristleifur Björnsson and others..

Images of exhibition