Jór! Horses in Icelandic Art. Kjarvalsstaðir. Saturday 7 May at 4 p.m.
Welcome to private view at Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 7 May at 4 p.m.
In this exhibition at Kjarvalsstaðir, the curator Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson brings together paintings and sculptures of horses from different periods of Icelandic art. The goal is twofold. The exhibition explores the different roles that the horse has played in Icelandic society during the vast social changes of the last 100 years or so. And, at the same time the exhibition tells a story of Icelandic art and how it has changed in the course of this period. Aðalsteinn has made a great research and written an informative text for a publication that Opna has published in conjunction with exhibition.
Artists: Aron Reyr Sverrisson, Ásgrímur Jónsson, Ásmundur Sveinsson, Baltasar, Birgir Andrésson, Brynhildur Þorgeirsdóttir, Daði Guðbjörnsson, Eggert Guðmundsson, Einar Hákonarson, Erlingur Jónsson, Erró, Finnur Jónsson, Guðrún Tryggvadóttir, Gunnar Karlsson, Gunnlaugur Scheving, Halldór Pétursson, Hallgrímur Helgason, Helgi Gíslason, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hringur Jóhannesson, Hulda Vilhjálmsdóttir, Jóhann Briem, Jóhannes Geir, Jóhannes Jóhannesson, Jóhannes Kjarval, Jón Stefánsson, Kjartan Ólason, Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir, Kristín Jónsdóttir, Louisa Matthíasdóttir, Níels Hafstein, Óli G. Jóhannsson, Ólöf Pálsdóttir, Páll Guðmundsson frá Húsafelli, Pétur Behrens, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sigurjón Ólafsson, Snorri Arinbjarnar, Stefán Jónsson, Stefán Jónsson frá Möðrudal, Svavar Guðnason, Sveinn Þórarinsson, Tolli, Tryggvi Magnússon, Þorvaldur Skúlason, Þórarinn B. Þorláksson, Þórdís A. Sigurðardóttir and Þuríður Sigurðardóttir.
On Sunday 8 May 3 p.m. curator Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson and Gísli B. Björnsson, graphic designer and author of the book The Icelandic Horse leads a gallery talk.
In connection with the exhibition an open and informative workshop will be run for children and families for the entire exhibition period offering exciting programme made possible by inspiering collaboration with The Icelandic Equestrian Association.
Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 24.18.2013