New exhibition at Hafnarhús: Raw Power
The exhibition Raw Power will be open at Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús from Thursday, 18 February. Raw Power is a group exhibition by Erró and fifteen other artists.
The exhibition Raw Power places Erró’s works from different periods in the context of contemporary Icelandic art. The works on display are diverse and in one way or another they reference and/or reflect the numerous media Erró is known for and the rich and dynamic ideology which is so apparent in his art.
Raw Power is the name of one of Erró’s works on display. The title is in reference to an album by the US band The Stooges with front man Iggy Pop. The album was released in 1973 and quickly became the symbol and role model of the punk rock scene.
Although Erró’s work is accessible to us, he has for a long while appeared to us like an island of sorts. His work has rarely been viewed in connection with contemporary Icelandic art, which makes this presentation long overdue. Contemporary Icelandic art is international, just like Erró’s art, and the artists are active both in Iceland and abroad.
The following artists, apart from Erró, have works in this exhibition:
Einar Lúðvík Ólafsson
Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson
Jóhann Ludwig Torfason
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir
Kristinn Már Pálmason
Curator is Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson.
Due to Covid-19, the opening of the exhibition will be informal. Hafnarhús is open every day of the week from 10-17h00 and until 22h00 on Thursdays.