Exhibitions Opening: Bout and Fantastic Souvenirs

On Thursday, January 12th, at 17:00, two exhibitions will open at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús; Bout: Video Works from the Collection and Fantastic Souvenirs in Gallery-D by Anna Hrund Másdóttir.

BOUT – play, performance, record and tale
BOUT is an extensive project where a large part of the animated works in the Reykjavík Art Museum collection will be put on show. The title refers to the works being exhibited in four different bouts, each one lasting around four weeks. Each bout has its own theme which is based on the approach and subjects of the artists. The themes in question are play, performance, documentation and storytelling. 

The first theme, starting this Thursday, is called PLAY. It holds works by artists such as Egill Sæbjörnsson, Erró, Sigrún Harðardóttir, Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir and Steina Vasulka. Their art work is technically characterised for example by an experimental approach to the media and research of the possibilities which technology brings. This bout includes the work Tokyo Four by Steina Vasulka who plays an important part in the development of video art, as an active participant in the international art scene during the birth and formation years of the media, late in the sixties. 

A total of 22 art works will be on show during the exhibition.


D29 Anna Hrund Másdóttir: Fantastic Souvenirs
The twenty-ninth artist in Gallery-D of Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, is Anna Hrund Másdóttir. Anna Hrund searches for art in her closest surroundings and tries to combine the subconscious and meditation with concrete things. She takes things from the landscape, stores them and transports them between homes and continents. She dissects them and rearranges, and brings us a rod – a representation of discoveries from the real world.

Anna Hrund has been active on the Reykjavík art scene and participated in various projects. She held the solo exhibition Donut Galaxy in Listamenn Art Gallery in 2013, participated in the group exhibitions LOOK AROUND YOU, EXPERIMENT ONE in Kunstschlager in 2014 and Nacho Cheese in Kling & Bang Gallery in 2013. She has also participated in group exhibitions in the US, both in Los Angeles and Miami.