Listasafn Islands

New catalogue - 50 years of Icelandic art at the Venice Biennale

Sýning sýningannaArticles by: Hafþór Yngvason, Laufey Helgadóttir, Markús Þór Andrésson and Heiða Björk Árnadóttir. Text in Icelandic and English. Iceland has sent 22 representatives to the Venice Biennale in the last half a century. Many of the nation’s most distinguished artists have been called upon, from Ásmundur Sveinsson and Jóhannes Kjarval in 1960 to Ragnar Kjartansson in 2009. The catalogue gives a great overview of the participation of Icelandic artists in the Venice Biennale for fifty years and how the visual art scene has changed and developed in Iceland during that period.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 04.50.2015