Exhibition Opening – Haraldur Jónsson: Spectrum

Exhibition Opening – Haraldur Jónsson: Spectrum

Saturday, 20 October 16h00 at Kjarvalsstaðir.

This mid-career retrospective of Haraldur Jónsson‘s work, Spectrum, reflects the artist‘s unique position in the local art scene. His career is versatile and the media different, however the theme is always some sort of a distillation of human existence.

For three decades Jónsson has examined everything related to how we sense our surroundings, process our experiences, express ourselves and communicate. What is the relation between man and space, consciousness and environment?

Haraldur Jónsson was born in Finland in 1961. He studied at the Reykjavík College of Arts and Crafts in 1984-87, at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1987-90 and was Meisterschüler in 1990. Jónsson‘s work has been exhibited in all major venues in Iceland and widely internationally.

The exhibition Spectrum stretches out of the gallery and into the hallway of Kjarvalsstaðir, out to the neighbouring street Flókagata, the park Klambratún and further on. It is a part of the museum´s aim to research and present the works of significant local artists and it is followed by an extensive catalogue and programme.

The curator and catalogue editor is Markús Þór Andrésson, Chief Curator of Reykjavík Art Museum.


Saturday, 20 October at 16h00
Exhibition opening, participation work: Bloodmining 

Sunday 21 October at 14h00
Artist Talk and participation work: Bloodmining 

Sunday 21 October at 15h00
Performance: Hue

Sundays, 4 and 18 November, 2 and 30 December and 13 and 27 January at 14h00
Participation work: Bloodmining 

Saturdays 17 November, 8 December and 12 January at 17h00