Hafnarhús

Guðrún Einarsdóttir

The Power of Passage

15 September 2012 – 6 January 2013

As the title suggests, Power of Passage explores the passing moment and its image. The focal point of the exhibition is the large scale Cloth Collapsion by Jóhann Eyfells (b. 1923) which is shown alongside a three-channel video installation created by video artist Þór Elís Pálsson, using his own interviews with Eyfells about his philosophy of art and life.

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Sara Björnsdóttir, HA, 2012

HA – Sara Björnsdóttir

15 September 2012 – 6 January 2013

In the HA installation Sara Björnsdóttir breaks up the immutable space of exhibition room A with living images of the space itself which flow into one another to create a new dimension, an ever-changing optical illusion which makes it possible for the visitor to delve into the space more deeply and to orient himself to its connection with art, the present moment and his own presence in the exhibition space.

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Dan Perjovschi, Haloween 2008

News from the Island - Dan Perjovschi

15 September 2012 – 6 January 2013

Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961) works with cartoon and “indoor graffiti”. He draws directly on walls and floors at different locations. His drawings criticize all manner of ‘popular opposites that flood the mass media, shaping our lifestyles and seeping into our thinking via advertising, value clichés, prejudices and narcissist over-estimation of the self.

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From Graduation Exhibition 2012

Iceland Academy of the Arts: Graduation Exhibition 2013

20 April - 5 May 2013

Students from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in the Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Departments show their final projects.

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Study for All State at Hafnarhúsið. Credits: Theresa Himmer

Theresa Himmer: All State

25. maí -1. sept.

Installation in the elevator at Hafnarhús.

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Andrea Maack and Huginn Þór Arason

Huginn Þór Arason and Andrea Maack: Interval

25 May - 1 Sept.

At the heart of the exhibition Interval is a fragrance intended to embody the essence of a museum of the distant future.

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Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Undirstaða/Foundation.

Katrín Sigurðardóttir: Foundation

25 Jan. – 13 April.

Reykjavík Art Museum is pleased to present Katrín Sigurðardóttir´s Foundation, Iceland´s official representation in the Venice Biennial in 2013.

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Dodda Maggý, DeCore (aurae) (2012)

Cadences of Line and Color

1 Feb. - 13 April

The exhibition showcases works of art in the spirit of “visual music.” Ever since the early 20th century, artists in search of abstract forms of expression have sought inspiration in music. Pioneers of abstract painting consciously looked to musical aesthetics in order to develop a new kind of painting with no reference to external reality. In due course, in the 1920s avant-garde artists started experimenting with the new possibilities of film technology for creating visual music.

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Erro, The World Today, 2011.

Erró: The World Today

12 Oct. 2013 - 24 Aug. 2014

This exhibition shows Erró´s gifts to Reykjavík Art Museum in recent years. The works add to the huge collection he has presented to the Museum over the years. His latest gift comprises a multitude of works – collages, oils, watercolours and enamels – which he has made over the past twelve years.

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IAA's annual Graduation 2014

26. Apr - 11. May

IAA's annual Graduation show opens at 2 pm, Saturday 26 April at Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhus.

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Ragnar Kjartansson, Guð/God 2007

Your Compound View - Selection from the collection from 1970-2010

24 May – 7 Sept.

The summer exhibition at Hafnarhús presents a selection of contemporary art from the collections of the Reykjavík Art Museum. Many of Iceland‘s best-known artists working today are featured in the show.

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Erró, Maður með blóm/Man with a Flower, 1985.

Erró and Art History

6 Sep 14 - 27 Sep 15

Erró is well known for creating his own visual world in his collages; and in this exhibition we see works in which he has borrowed images and fragments of pictures by some of the leading artists in history, such as Picasso and Léger.

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Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, ljósmynd/Photo: E.S.P.TV.

Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir: FutureCrash / Tribal TV

6. Sep 14 – 19. Oct 14

Ásdís Sif works with performance art in her video works, which take place in different ways in various places in time and space. Her FutureCrash/Tribal TV is a large video installation which springs from a previous piece by the artist, from the exhibition Apostles’ Clubhouse (2006).

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Gunter Damisch, Rotfeldwege,1993.

Gunter Damisch: Worlds and Ways

1. Nov 14 - 25. Jan 15

This exhibition is a selection of graphic works by Gunter Damisch (b. 1958) from the 1980s to 2013. On display are both works which Damisch has given Reykjavík Art Museum and a selection of other works by him.

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Kjarvalsstaðir

Jóhannes S. Kjarval. Gálgaklettur, 1956

Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision

2 June — 26 August

For about a quarter of a century the painter Jóhannes Kjarval frequented a secluded place in the Garðahraun lava field south of Hafnarfjörður called Hangman’s Rock.

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Svavar Guðnason, Án nafns, 1962

The Lyric Vision – Abstract-Expressionism in Icelandic Art, 1957-1970

8 September – 4 November

As the first retrospective exhibition of Icelandic abstract expressionism, this exhibition marks a watershed in the history of exhibitions of Icelandic artists in this country.

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Jón Stefánsson, Sumarnótt, Lómar við Þjórsá 1929

Icelandic Art 1900-1950: From Landscape to Abstract Art

1 June - 22 Sept.

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Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Hvítasunnudagur, 1917

Kjarval Complete 2 – The Banks‘ Collections

5 Oct. 2013 – 26 Jan. 2014

Over the years Icelandic banks have purchased and conserved many works by Icelandic artists, and they own large collections of art works by Jóhannes S. Kjarval, one of Iceland’s leading artists of the 20th century.

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Alexander Rodchenko, Lily Brik, 1924, © A. Rodchenko – V. Stepanova Archive © Moscow House of Photography Museum

Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography

5 Oct. 2013 – 12 Jan. 2014

The exhibition is a retrospective of the work of Alexander Rodchenko, one of the leading Russian artists of the first half of the 20th century.

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Johannes S. Kjarval, First Snow, 1953.

The Seasons in Kjarval’s Art

1 Feb. – 14 Sep. 2014

It has been said that, through Kjarval’s eyes, the people of Iceland learned to see their country in a new way.

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Harro Koskinen, The Pig Strikes, 1969, alkyd enamel and wood,135 x 232,5 cm Turku Art Museum. Photo: P.O. Welin.

Harro

8 Feb - 18 May

The exhibition will concentrate on Harro’s pop-art period and present many of his best known work from 1968 to 1972.

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Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, Core, 2013. Silk, industrial dyes 310 x 433 cm.

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson : Core

8 Feb. – 18 May

The exhibition features a selection of Hildur’s large-scale woven paintings made on a three-meters-wide loom, as well as several newly created pieces.

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Þorvaldur Skúlason, Abstraktion, 1960.

Affinities

31 May - 14 Sep. 2014

At the exhibition the works of different artists are juxtaposed – two or three together – in order to highlight the similarities or affinities between them.

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Snorri Arinbjarnar, Frá Reykjavíkurhöfn, 1940.

Reykjavík, Town, Structure

31 May - 14 Sept.

The summer exhibition at Kjarvalsstaðir showcases selected works from various periods of Icelandic art history, drawn from the collections of the Reykjavík Art Museum.

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Andreas Eriksson, Kofi TedKaczynskis/ TedKaczynskisCabin, 2004.

Andreas Eriksson: Roundabouts

27 Sep 14 - 4 Jan 15

Andreas Eriksson (b. 1975 in Björsäter, Sweden) is one of the most acclaimed Swedish artists of his generation. He represented Sweden at the Nordic Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale and his works have been shown widely.

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Ásmundarsafn

Ásmundur Sveinsson. Black Clouds, 1947

The Fire Within

5 May 2012 – 28 April 2013

Many of Ásmundur Sveinsson‘s sculptures disclose his agile feelings and reflect his painful loss and heartache. This exhibition in Ásmundur Sveinsson Scuplpture Museum builds on material from the artist‘s emotional quick; a new approach to his body of work.

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Tales from the Vault - Sculptures Inspired by Literature

11 May - 30 Dec.

This exhibition of works from the museum’s collection explores the literary motifs that inspired Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) in creating his sculpture.

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Anna Hallin: Interplay

21 September 2013 – 5 January 2014

In her exhibition Interplay at the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Swedish-Icelandic artist Anna Hallin explores the threads that form so many connections in the history of art, between different countries, cultures and periods, and between one artist and another.

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Þór Sigþórsson, Blind Date, 2013.

“I’ve never seen figurative electricity”

18 Jan. - 27 April

The exhibition displays works by Icelandic sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) along with new works by nine Icelandic contemporary artists.

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Selection from the Ásmundur Sveinsson Collection

10 May - 31 Aug

The exhibition contains works that span the whole career of the artist and clearly show how his artistic vision developed throughout his life.

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A posteriori: House, Sculpture

13 Sep 14 - 1 Feb 15

A posteriori, or from what comes after, a translation from early 17th century Latin, presents, a selection of artworks with original references to buildings or houses. Artists in the exhibition have created the works, either from existing or fabricated architecture, to construct impressions of memories.

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