Good Thursday - visual art in the capital area

Exhibitions

Anarkist Fagurfræði
Phenomenon

Samsýning / Group Exhibition

Anarchist ~ Aesthetics

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Appelsínugul vinna
Núllið Gallery

Adam Flint

Orange work

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Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir Álög
Glerhúsið

Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir

Spell

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This exhibition brings together recent drawings, prints, paintings, and assemblages that follow on artist Þóra Sigurðardóttir’s decades-long preoccupation with the grid as an elemental structure against which drawings and objects are placed, creating tension between rectilinear order and organic form. At the center of the installation are several architectonic iron structures with shelves and vitrines containing both found and handmade objects. A tactile sensuality pervades this artist’s collection of commonplace things and natural materials, such as flax fibers, clay, feathers, and bone.  The video Himnur / Membrane reflects Þóra’s interest in the body’s inner membranes. The single-channel work features the delicate translucent tissue of sheep stomachs collected after making blood sausage, the casings swirling within a water-filled kitchen sink. Such food making traditions in Iceland exist across other cultures as well, arising, fundamentally, out of necessity and economy, and the impulse not to let anything go to waste. In its way, it is a kind of sculptural process whereby new organic forms are composed from dismembered parts.  Structures have interested Þóra since childhood, including building plans, calendars, ruled writing paper, and staves for music composition. A drawing she made as a young girl shows an architectural plan of the family home onto which she added lines tracing its inhabitants’ movements from inside and outside and room to room. One of her earliest memories is of X-rays of the human body taken by her father, a renowned radiologist in Akureyri in the north, where the family lived. She was fascinated by the interconnectedness of the human skeletal armature and the flesh and physiological systems of the body, as well as its porous relationship to its external environment, and the notion that everything is connected across the common denominator of matter.  Among the works included in the exhibition are several series of copper and aluminum plate etchings executed at artist residencies in Berlin and Venice and in the Icelandic Printmakers Association print workshop at Hafnarhúsið. Working with monochromatic inks, the artist masterfully achieves infinite subtle variations in the etched lines, tonal scale, and compositional balance of each unique work. A series of paintings made by the direct application of egg tempera, charcoal, graphite, ink, pencil, and chalk on glue-sized linen offers insight into another aspect of the artist’s exploration of the interplay between the woven textile grid and the intricate layering of materials on the surface.
National Gallery of Iceland

Þóra Sigurðardóttir

Iron, Flax, Coal, and Chalk

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Borealis li
National Gallery of Iceland

Steina

Borealis

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Multipolar
National Gallery of Iceland

Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

Multipolar

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Coincidentally, We See Abstractly
National Gallery of Iceland

Samsýning / Group Exhibition

Coincidentally, We See Abstractly

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Heed
Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir

Borghildur Óskarsdóttir

Heed

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Kjarval
Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir

Kjarval

Kjarval and the 20th Century: When Modernity Anchored

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Listasafn Reykjavíkur Valdatafl
Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús

Erró

Gambit – Erró, Chronicler of Current Affairs

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D vitamin
Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús

Vitamin D

Halla Einarsdóttir, Hákon Bragason, Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir, Joe Keys, Katrín Agnes Klar, Kristín Karólína Helgadóttir, Lukas Bury, Kristín Morthens, Weronika Balcerak, Nína Óskarsdóttir, Ragnhildur Weisshappel, Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir, Sólbjört Vera Ómarsdóttir, Una Margrét Árnadóttir, Þórður Hans Baldursson

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Undanfarið
Reykjavík Association of Sculptors- The Sculpture Garden

Of late

Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir, Rannveig Jónsdóttir

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Heiðanna Ró
SÍM Gallery

Highland Serenity

Haraldur Karlsson, Litten Nystrøm

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Good Thursday takes place on the Thursday of the month. Several museums and exhibition spaces offer extended opening hours. Stroll around and experience the lively art scene! 

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