Listasafn Islands

The Will as a Weapon - Curator´s talk with Hrafnhildur Schram. Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 12 September 3 p.m.

Curator‘s talk with Hrafnhildur Schram Sunday 12 September at 3 p.m. In Icelandic.

The so-called women‘s decade left a significant mark on the history of Iceland. This turning point is remembered in the exhibition, The Will as a Weapon - Review 1970 – 1980, by works from more than twenty Icelandic women.
The aim of the exhibition is to shed a light on women‘s artwork of this decade with emphasis on the diversity characteristic of this era, particularly how they used traditional media, such as weaving, to express their message and their reckoning of the old.

Among events highlighted by the exhibition is the 40 year milestone since the establishment of Rauðsokkur movement and 40 years have also passed since a woman was appointed minister for the first time in Iceland (Auður Auðuns).
It has been 35 years since The Women‘s Day Off took place for the first time and 30 years have passed since Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was elected to the office of the president of Iceland.
Last but not least, 100 years are since women were given the right to vote in local government elections.
A substantive and richly decorated catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition and several events will be set up throughout it‘s course.

Curated by Hrafnhildur Schram.

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