Opaque Shadow, Flags in Icelandic Art

Birgir Andrésson, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Rúrí, Snorri Ásmundsson, Wiola Ujazdowska, Þórarinn B. Þorláksson, Unnar Örn

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This display commemorates the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Iceland. The event that took place on 17 June 1944, and, with it, the ratification of the National Flag Act, the official recognition of a unifying symbol of hard-won independence after centuries of Danish rule.

Flags are emblems of sovereignty and national identity, raised on both solemn and joyful occasions calling for national pride and patriotism. Over time, some artists have invoked the flag as a proposal or provocation questioning the meaning of national identity.

Artists: Birgir Andrésson, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Rúrí, Snorri Ásmundsson, Wiola Ujazdowska, Þórarinn B. Þorláksson, Unnar Örn

Date:

17.06.2024 – 25.08.2024

Location:

The House of Collections

Hverfisgata 15, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tags:

City CenterExhibition

Opening hours:

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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