Listasafn Islands

Gallery talk with artist Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson and curator Hanna Styrmisdóttir. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 6 March 3 p.m.

Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Green Day, 1989.

Artist Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson and curator Hanna Styrmisdóttir participate in a talk in relation to the exhibition  50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir. 

Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson was the Icelandic representative at the Venice Biennale in 1990 where he exhibited paintings at the Finnish Pavilion. Hanna Styrmisdóttir curated the project of Steingrímur Eyfjörð who participated on behalf of Iceland in 2007. They will offer insight to their works or projects and discuss their own income and experiance to the Icelandic participation at the Venice Biennale.

As groundwork for the exhibition is a newly published research of Iceland’s participation in the Venice Biannale in Italy, which is first of its kind ever made on the subject. Icelandic artists have had their representative at this major international contemporary art exhibition for fifty years but their regular participation did not start until the year 1984. The Venice Biannale takes place once every two years and is claimed to be one of the world’s most important forums for the dissemination about the current developments in international art. In the year 2009 seventy seven nations took part in the Biennale and the number is still growing.

The event will take place in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 05.06.2015