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Ten days book offer – Two for one. From 3 – 12 December

Buy one book and get one free out of 30 titles of the Museum’s latest publication. You get the cheaper title free. Available at Hafnarhús (open daily 10-5/Thursdays 10-10), Kjarvalsstaðir (open daily 10-5) and Ásmundarsafn (open Sat. and Sun. 1-4).


SkáklistThe Art of Chess
In the last few years, largely because of the pioneering work of RS&A, there has been a great surge of interest in chess among artists. Inspired by the work of their 20th century predecessors, many of the most prominent artists of the 21st century have brought new artistic ideas to the game. This book, which is published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Reykjavík Art Museum, Kjarvalsstadir (24 January—13 April, 2009), seeks to account for some of these new ideas. Text both in Icelandic and English. 143 pages. Prize: 4.490.-

MilliBetween Legend and Reality - Modern Art in the Arab World
Includes essays about Modern Art in the Arab World and information about participants. All text is both in Icelandic and English. Pictures in colour. 40 Pages. Published: 2002. Prize: 940.-


BreiðholtByggt yfir hugsjónir
All text in Icelandic Prize: 1.000.-





Blonde Miss World 1951-Birgir Snæbjorn Birgisson - Blonde Miss World 1951 -
Published by Reykjavik Art Museum 2007. Prize: 2.300.-




LjóslitlifunColoursynthesis
One motive for this exhibition is to acknowledge a vigorous interest in painting among the younger generation of Icelandic artists in a time that may seem to be dominated by post-studio production of installation, sound art and video. Although the artists have all, on occasion, incorporated various media in their exhibitions, either directly in their own work or through collaboration, the emphasis here is on their paintings. All of the artists have pursued painting as an independent form of creation and, in most instances, as their primary artistic medium. Text both in Icelandic and English. Published by Reykjavik Art Museum 2010. Prize: 2.800.-

DD :::
At the beginning of 2007, the museum
therefore introduced a new series of exhibitions
intended to give promising young artists an opportunity
to take the next step in their careers with one-person
exhibitions. A special gallery, referred to simply as “D”,
was set aside for the series. Text both in Icelandic and English
Published by: Reykjavik Art Museum 2008. Prize: 1.800.-

Draumar um ægifegurðDreams of sublime and nowhere in contemporary art
This is the first exhibition that explores the place of the sublime in Icelandic visual arts.
Text both in Icelandic and english. 94 pages.
Published by: Reykjavik Art Museum 2008. Text both in Icelandic and English. Prize: 3.900.-


TilraunamaraþonExperiment marathon Reykjavik 2008
A Catalogue, documenting the Experiment Marathon Reykjavík together with previous marathons and with textual contributions by Bruno Latour and others. Published by the Reykjavík Art Museum and London’s Serpentine Gallery. 2008 All text in English. Prize: 4.490.-



Francesco Clemente - New worksFrancesco Clemente - New works
Prize: 3.290.-





GarðhúsabærGardhusabær - Kolonihaven
An exhibition catalogue. All text is both in Icelandic and English. Illustrations are in black and white.
Published: 2000. Prize: 500.-




Gunnar Örn - SoulsGunnar Örn - Souls
Prize: 940.-



Hörður ÁgústssonHörður Ágústsson
All text in Icelandic Prize: 2.800.-






Ilya og Emilia Kabakov - Morning, Evening, Night...Ilya og Emilia Kabakov - "Morning, Evening, Night..."
Innstallation dedicated to H. C. Andersen
Prize: 2.350.-


MagmaMagma / Kvika Contemporary Iceland Design 2007
Published by Reykjavik Art Museum 2007. Prize: 2.500.-






Mikines 2008Mikines
All text in Icelandic Prize: 1.200.-






Nína Sæmundsson 1892-1965Nína Sæmundsson 1892-1965
Prize: 470.-






Ólafur ElíassonÓlafur Elíasson - Frost Activity
Olafur Eliasson exhibition at Hafnarhus 2004. All text is both in Icelandic and English. All pictures in colour. Prize: 1.700.-





Möguleikar - Guðmundu verðlauninnPossibilities
This book has been released in connection with a group exhibition featuring the work of the ten artists who have received a grant from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Arts Fund. The first grant was awarded at the opening of the Reykjavík Art Festival in 1998.The fund was established by Erró with the revenue from the sale of an apartment at Freyjugata 34, which Erró inherited from his aunt Guðmunda. Every year a female artist is chosen for her contribution to the visual arts that year, and she receives a grant to support her artistic work. The award has been conceived as recognition and encouragement for further achievement in art. Text both in Icelandic and English. Published by Reykjavik Art Museum 2009. Prize: 2.800.-

Póst PostillaPost Postilla
Published by Reykjavik Art Museum 2007. Prize: 1.000.-






Ragna Róbertsdóttir 1999Ragna Robertsdottir
Published: 2004. Prize: 1.300.-



Roni HornRoni Horn - My Oz
Published by Reykjavik Art Museum 2007. Prize: 2.500.-





Sigurður GuðmundssonSigurdur Gudmundsson - MUTES
Published by: Forlagid and Reykjavik Art Museum 2008. Prize: 3.500.-





Frá SjónarheimiFrá Sjónarheimi
Text in icelandic. Prize: 1.800.-






Steingrímur EyfjörðSteingrímur Eyfjörð - The Golden plover has arrived.
La Biennale di Vehezia 2007. Text in english. Prize: 1.900.-





GjörningaklúbburinnThe Icelandic Love Corporation
Published by Reykjavik Art Museum 2007. Prize: 2.900.-





Með viljan að vopni - Endurlit 1970 - 1980The Will as a Weapon - Review 1970 – 1980
Text in icelandic. Prize: 1.700.-





Time - Suspend your flightTime - Suspend your flight
Prize: 1.200.-





Þórdís AðalsteinsdóttirThordis Adalsteinsdottir
The myth, of course, is that there will be some survivors.
Published by Reykjavik Art Museum 2007. Prize: 1.800.-





Blæbrigði vatnsinsWatery Hues: A Survey of Icelandic Watercolours.
All text in Icelandic Prize: 4990.-



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