Listasafn Islands

Dolls by Erró. Hafnarhús, 28 May – 29 August

At no point in the history of art can dolls be said to have been popular subjects. It was therefore surprising when Erró, in the late 1980s, started creating collages and later paintings using photographs in which the main focus is on dolls. Most of the photographs were taken from pre-World War I illustrated almanacs.

The ingenuity and strength of Erró’s work emerges in the dialogue between the dolls, inanimate objects in human form, and their juxtaposition with portraits of historic figures, with obvious and clear cultural and aesthetic references. In his doll collages, Erró creates an enchanting narrative whilst raising questions about the link between the viewer and reality.

The exhibition ends on 29 August 2010.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 02.33.2015