Listasafn Islands

Curator´s talk with Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, Kjarvalsstaðir - Saturday 16 September, 2 p.m.

Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, Curator

Curator and art historian Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson leads a talk through the exhibition The Lyric Vision at Kjarvalsstaðir next Saturday 16 September at 2 p.m.

As the first retrospective exhibition of Icelandic abstract expressionism, this exhibition marks a watershed in the history of exhibitions of Icelandic artists in this country. In the years following World War II art experts turned their attention and their critiques first and foremost to geometric abstract art, with its focus on bright colours and sharply defined formalism. In contrast to this, the radical changes in the late 1950s, and the rise of a more interpretive abstract expressionism, which played a large part in Icelandic painting from the time of Kristján Davíðsson‘s exhibition in 1957 until the end of the 1960s, has still not received the debate it deserves. This exhibition aims to fill that gap.

The event takes place in Icelandic.


Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 06.16.2015