Gambit – Erró, Chronicler of Current Affairs


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In the exhibition Gambit, you can see how the artist Erró (b. 1932) has continuously documented the turmoil of his own time. He draws rulers, tyrants and warlords into his visual world where they face ridicule, mockery and parody.

In his works, Erró looks at world history with a critical eye. By mixing together different and contradictory image fragments, he dissolves the traditional narrative, twists the rhetoric of spindoctors and undermines the society of the spectacle. Glorified propaganda is equated with offensive stereotypes and the notion of hierarchy is turned on its head. The world reflected in Erró’s work is a combustible mixture of chaos and contradictions, excess and violence.

Artist: Erró

Curator: Danielle Kvaran


13.01.2024 – 12.05.2024


Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús

Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland


City CenterExhibitionWheelchair Access

Opening hours:

Daily: 10:00 – 17:00.

Thursdays: 10:00 – 22:00

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