12. SEPTEMBER 2009 - 8. NOVEMBER 2009


The exhibition explores the role of visual illusion in Icelandic art from the middle of the 1960s until today. Included are paintings and sculptures by the artists Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Ólafur Elíasson, JBK Ransu and others. The way artists use colors, lights and shapes in a variety of media to create a feeling of disorientation examined.

Curated by Helgi Már Kristinsson.

Saturday 19 September 2 p.m.
Kjarvalsstaðir – Blink
Workshop and guided tour for the family.

Sunday 4 October 3 p.m.
Kjarvalsstaðir – Blink
Panel discussions. Þóra Þórisdóttir discusses Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir’s art, Árni Kristjánsson Professor of Psychology discusses visual perception, illusions and art, and artist JBK Ransu gives speech about Op Art not as science but as an alluring and accessible visual language with the “PopOp-concept” in mind.

Sunday 18 October 2 p.m.
Kjarvalsstaðir – Blink
Workshop and guided tour for the family
Ari Ólafsson Associate Professor of physics conducts a workshop focusing on optics and pendulum.

Sunday 8 November 2 p.m.
Kjarvalsstaðir – Blink
Guided tour and workshop for the family.

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Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir, Untitled, 1975

Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir, Untitled, 1975


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