Shadow Boy - The World of Alfred Flóki

5 February – 10 May 2009

Hafnarhús

SHADOW BOY – THE WORLD OF ALFRED FLÓKI
PRIVAT VIEW ON THURSDAY, 5TH AT 5 PM.
Reykjavik Art Museum hosts the first exhibition of Alfred Flóki's drawings for a long time. The works are mostly owned by the Museum, and for the fist time the artist's early self-portraits are displayed together with his more famed works. Alfred Flóki's status in Icelandic art history is unique. He sought inspiration in the methods of symbolism and surrealism, in the teachings of mystics and poets, and never hesitated to shock his fellow man with daring and aggressive subject matter that sprung from those dark sources. Curator: Sjón. The exhibition ends on May 10th.


Text by Sjón


EVENTS AND EDUCATION

Thursday 5 March 8 pm
Hafnarhús – Shadow Boy
Icelandic Symbolism. Discussion moderated by curator Sjón.

Sunday 15 March 3 pm
Hafnarhús – Shadow Boy
Reading and discussion. Curator Sjón examines the exhibition with two friends of the artist Alfred Flóki.

Sunday 19 April 3 pm
Hafnarhús – Shadow Boy
Scrutinizing Art. Curator Sjón examines the concept of surrealism and how it relates to Alfred Flóki's exhibition.

Thursday 7 May 8 pm
Hafnarhús – Shadow Boy
Curator Sjón looks at the exhibition with two friends of Flóki, excerpts from related works will be read out and the origin and purpose of the exhibition discussed.

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Alfreð Flóki, Selfportrait

Alfreð Flóki, Selfportrait





 

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