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Exhibition closing of Mindplay and Fingerdance – Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir’s career in art

20th of January is the last day of the exhibition Exhibition closing of Mindplay and Fingerdance – Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir’s career in art, which is at display at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir.

During her forty year career the prolific and influential artist Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir has produced works which still live on in the popular imagination of Icelanders.  She began her career as an artist but soon became one of the pioneers who put graphic art firmly on the map of the Icelandic art scene during the 1970s and 80s.  Her various interpretations of the daily grind became contemporary symbols, especially within the women’s liberation movement and contributed to their debate on one’s individual identity which was very much on the agenda in the West at the time.  Ragnheiður’s reputation went before her and she took part in a great number of exhibitions in various countries.  Her lithographic work can be seen in various galleries abroad, from the Faroe Islands to Egypt, and of course her work is also to be found in a great many museums in Iceland.

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