The Icelandic Art Prize 2021
The Icelandic Art Prize 2021 winner was announced on February 25 by the minister of education and culture, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, at the National Gallery of Iceland.
Art Prize 2021: Libia Castro og Ólafur Ólafsson
The duo Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson are the recipients of the Art Prize 2021 for their collective performance with the Magic Team In Search of Magic – A Proposal for a New Constitution for The Republic of Iceland.
Motivational Award 2021: Una Björg Magnúsdóttir
The recipient of the Motivational Award 2021 is Una Björg Magnúsdóttir (b. 1990) for her exhibition Vanishing Crowd, at Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhus.
Honorary Award 2021: Kristín Jónsdóttir frá Munkaþverá
For the first time, the Honorary Award 2021 is given to an artist whose long and successful career has made a significant mark on the history of Icelandic art. The recipient of the 2021 award is Kristín Jónsdóttir frá Munkaþverá (b. 1933).
Publication on Contemporary Art 2021
An additional award for a Publication on Contemporary Art 2021 is presented to Reykjavik Art Museum for their publication series accompanying Kjarvalsstaðir’s retrospective exhibition, which has made an important contribution to the promotion and study of Icelandic visual art.
In one of my books on Philip Guston there is a story of his conversation with John Cage during their walk along the Hudson River in New York. John says: look at the seagulls, how freely they fly up in the sky, unfettered by worldly worries. Philip answers: of course it’s nice to see the seagulls fly up in the blue sky, but they’re no freer than we are because they’re always hungry and looking for food.
The Icelandic Art Prize 2020
The Icelandic Art Prize 2020 took place on February 20 by the minister of education and culture, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir.
The Icelandic Art Prize 2019
The Icelandic Art Prize 2019 took place on February 21. The winner was announced by the minister of education and culture, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir.