Current exhibitions


Just Painted 1

6 Feb. - 19 April 15

The Reykjavík Art Museum presents exhibition in two parts at Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir displaying works by 85 active artists. Such an extensive overview of Icelandic contemporary painting has never been presented before. Curators: Hafþór Yngvason and Kristján Steingrímur Jónsson.

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Cory Arcangel, QuickOffice, 2013, photo Sacha Maric

Cory Arcangel: All the Small Things

31 Jan. - 12 April 2015

Reykjavík Art Museum is proud to present All the Small Things, a solo exhibition of new works by American artist Cory Arcangel (b. 1978). Although Arcangel is only in his thirties, he has already made a name for himself in the art world as a pioneer who combines digital technologies with art.

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Erró, Maður með blóm/Man with a Flower, 1985.

Erró and Art History

6 Sep 14 - 27 Sep 15

Erró is well known for creating his own visual world in his collages; and in this exhibition we see works in which he has borrowed images and fragments of pictures by some of the leading artists in history, such as Picasso and Léger.

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Just Painted II

28 March – 7 June 2015

Second part of the exhibition Just Painted were paintings by 87 Icelandic contemporary painters of all ages, who have different artistic approach and ideologies, are displayed. The aim is to give an insight in the art of painting as it appears to us today.

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Ásmundur Sveinsson:The Water Carrier–Mountain+Woman

21 Feb. - 26 Apr. 15

The exhibition commemorates the centenary of Icelandic women gaining the right to vote, under a royal decree of 19 June 1915. Ásmundur Sveinsson’s iconic sculpture Vatnsberinn /The Water Carrier (1937) is the focus and the leitmotiv of the exhibition. The exhibition will include, in addition to the Water Carrier, a selection of Ásmundur’s other sculptures, in a colloquy with works by Arna Valsdóttir, Daníel Magnússon, Kristín Gunnlaugsdóttir, Níels Hafstein, Ólöf Nordal, Ragnhildur Stefánsdóttir and Sigurður Guðmundsson.

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