Artwork of the week: Trophies

Artwork of the week: Trophies. Photo: Hildur Inga Björnsdóttir.

Reykjavík Art Museum is dedicating the year 2019 to public art! And we are bringing artworks that grace our everyday physical world into focus in digital spaces. We will devote seven days to one public artwork at Public Art This Week with its information and images. 

This week, we set the spotlight on the work Trophies that has been installed on the roof of Arnarhvoll at Ingólfsstræti in Reykjavík. Artist Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir has created numerous works for public spaces in Iceland and abroad and outdoor art has always been a large part of her artistic endeavours. The work in question consists of eleven aluminium cast figures which she created between 2015 and 2017 – originally meant for the Museum of Military History in Dresden.