ERRÓ AND THE LEADING FEMALE ARTISTS IN ICELAND. THURSDAY, 28 MAY AT 6 P.M. HAFNARHÚS
The artist Erró will be present at the opening of a new exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum which focus on portraits of internationally known figures, alive or dead. On the same occasion another exhibition will by opened with works from Icelandic female artists who have won recognition from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Fund for the Arts. The curator of the Erró exhibition, Danielle Kvaran, is an editor of a book that will be published in connection with the exhibition.
ERRÓ – PORTRETT
The year 2009 will be dedicated to the Erró Collection, an invaluable gift presented to Reykjavik City in 1989 by the artist himself. Hafnarhús will host special exhibitions and various happenings over the year. The exhibition Erró – Portrett presents his portraits or characters descriptions of well known individuals in the fields of science, politic, literature and arts. A part of the works will be on permanent show while others changes regularly with a emphasis on special themes such as Monsters (May 28 – August 30), Japanese Love letters (Sept. 3 – Dec. 31) and then Astronauts, Women from N-Africa and Dolls. A lavish catalogue will be published in connection with the exhibition. Curator: Danielle Kvaran.
POSSIBILITIES - The Guðmunda Kristinsdóttir Art Prize
This exhibition, filling almost all of Hafnarhús, is intended to illustrate the contribution of Icelandic woman artists to visual art over the last twelve years. Artists participating in the exhibition have won recognition from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Fund for the Arts, established in 1997 with the aim of awarding an annual grant to recognize and empower the creation of art by women through the support of woman artists who have demonstrated excellence in their field. The past recipients of the award are Ólöf Nordal, Finna Birna Steinsson, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Gabriela Friðriksdóttir, Sara Björnsdóttir, Þóra Þórisdóttir, Guðrún Vera Hjartardóttir, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, and Hulda Stefánsdóttir. At the opening one more artist is due to join the group. The exhibition is a part of Reykjavik Arts Festival 2009. Curator Yean Fee Quay.
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