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Zoom Out - Salon Exhibition from the collection opens at Kjarvalsstaðir

The largest visual arts exhibition that has ever been held in Iceland will be opened at Reykjavik Art Museum- Kjarvalsstaðir on 2 February at 4 p.m. The exhibition is called Zoom Out and is presented as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Kjarvalsstaðir. This unusual exhibition will give visitors a rare opportunity to see the Reykjavik Art Museum’s vast collection of Icelandic art. Artworks in a variety of media will be shown in a constantly changing display over a three month period. The exhibition hall will be in state of a perpetual flux, as art handlers constantly install new works and remove others, even as visitors roam through the gallery space. This is an opportunity to get an unedited view of Icelandic art, for everything will be brought out of storage and displayed without curatorial pre-selection. The exhibition is open until 20 May 2013. Former Mayor of Reykjavík, Mr. Birgir Ísleifur Gunnarsson will open the exhibition.

Throughout the viewing period, the artworks on display in the exhibition Zoom Out will regularly be replaced by other artworks from the museum’s collection, thus offering a new presentation each time when museum visitors return to the exhibition.  For each returning visitor to Zoom Out the third time round – no admission charge – plus an opportunity to become a holder of the Reykjavik Art Museum Annual Card. This Cultural Card gives the holder unlimited admissions to exhibitions and events at the three museums of Reykjavik Art Museum for one  year. For more information, please inquire at the information desk.

Programme at Kjarvalsstaðir
Every Thursday from 14 February – 18 April 12:15-12:45

Artwork of the week.Sunday 17 March 3 p.m.
Zoom out – Zoom in: Workshop for the family.

Sunday 14 April 3 p.m.
Behind the scenes – guided tour in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 03.39.2015