Past exhibitions

Hafnarhús

Hrafnhildur Arnardottir
Imaginary Friends, 2007

ID LAB

27. sept 2008 - 11. jan 2009

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Ásmundur Ásmundsson.
Fantagood Pepsi, 2000

OUT / INSIDE - HLYNUR HALLSSON

06. NOV 2008 - 11. JAN 2009

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Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir

Parallel Universes - Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir

18. Sep 08 - 18. jan 09

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Erró, Chicago, 1974, oil on canvas, detail

Erró - Point to the east, point to the west

18. september 2008 – 13 may 2009

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Asmundur Asmundsson

Asmundur Asmundsson

22 January - 8 March 2009

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Erró - The Game

Erró - The Game

31 january – 17 may 2009

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Alfreð Flóki, Selfportrait

Shadow Boy - The World of Alfred Flóki

5 February – 10 May 2009

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Elín Hansdóttir, Parallax. Photo owned by Hafnarfjordur Museum

Elín Hansdóttir

19 March – 17 May 2009

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Erró, Portett of Halldor Laxness, 1984 - 85.

Erró – Portrett

28 May 2009 – 29 August 2010

The year 2009 will be dedicated to the Erró Collection, an invaluable gift presented to Reykjavik City in 1989 by the artist himself. Hafnarhús will host special exhibitions and various happenings over the year.

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Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, 1999

POSSIBILITIES - The Guðmunda Kristinsdóttir Art Prize

28 MAY – 23 AUGUST 2009

Artists participating in this exhibition have won recognition from the Guðmunda Kristinsdóttir Fund for the Arts.

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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Painted frame from the film Children of Nature

REVISTED FRAMES

3 SEPTEMBER 2009 – 18 OCTOBER 2009

A ninety minute film has 129 600 frames and each of them is seen for only a fragment of a second. It is therefore obvious that our experience of film must be different from how we perceive paintings where we can decide for ourselves how long we take to scrutinize the image.

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The Crated Rooms in Iceland, 2009. 
Yoshitomo Nara + YNG

The Crated Rooms in Iceland - Yoshitomo Nara + Yng

17. September 2009 – 3. January 2010

World-renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara has created a new installation for the Reykjavík Art Museum in collaboration with Hideki Toyoshima, one of the founders of the design collaborative graf. The room-sized installation, consisting of shipping crates and billboards, places Nara’s iconic images in a new and unexpected context.

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Egill Sæbjörnsson. Grey Still Life II, 2009

Egill Sæbjörnsson - Spirit of Place and Narrative

29 October 2009 – 3. January 2010

The narrative side of Egill Sæbjörnsson’s work comes to the fore in this exhibition at Hafnarhús. On display are works dating from 2005

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Erró, Ichiko Kamichika, 1979

Erró - Japanese Love Letters (1979–1980)

3. September - 3. January 2010

The series Japanese Love Letters is not typical of Erró’s art. The unique place of the series in his oeuvre is established by the visual content, in which the written word competes with other pictorial material, and still more by the palette, as these works are all in shades of gray and brown, highly unusual for this color-happy artist.

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D14 Ryan Parteka

D14 Ryan Parteka

29 October 2009 – 3 January 2010

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D13 Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Nowhere

D projects - 2009

2009

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Kjarvalsstaðir

Jóhannes S. Kjarval
Critque, 1946 - 1947
oil on canvas 213x402cm

Johannes S. Kjarval: Definitive Works

18 May 2008 – January 4 2009

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Bragi Ásgeirsson

Visual Symphony – The art of Bragi Ásgeirsson for 60 years

sept 13 2008 - January 4 2009

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Bragi Ásgeirsson NAME, 1996

Bragi Upside Down

13 September 2008 – 4 January 2009

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Johannes S. Kjarval, Basket of Flowers, 1955. Oil on canvas

Kjarval Complete

10. january - 13. april 2009

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Jake and Dinos Chapman ‘Untitled’ 2003

The Art of Chess

24. january – 13. april 2009

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Tom Friedman

Creative Move

24. january – 13.april 2009

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Iceland Academy of the Arts

Iceland Academy of the Arts – Final Thesis Exhibitions 2009

23 april – 3 may 2009

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Louisa Matthiasdottir, Landscape with Figure, 1976

FROM UNUHÚS TO WEST 8th STREET

15 MAY– 30 AUGUST 2009

At the beginning of the 1940’s, Icelandic artists Louisa Matthíasdóttir (1917–2000) and Nína Tryggvadóttir (1913–1968) studied under Hans Hofmann (1880–1966), a German painter regarded as one of Modernism’s leading pioneers.

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Picture from the exhibition, photographer: Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson

ICELANDIC DESIGN 2009 - furniture, product design and architecture

15 MAY – 09 AUGUST 2009

The aim is to look into three related fields that largely shape our manmade environment and see their interaction. This includes experimenting with context and how design becomes intertwined with human behaviour, from its involvement in how we organize time or quench our thirst, to defending us from natural disasters.

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Johannes S. Kjarval, Kiddi og jeg, 1950 - 52

KJARVAL AND ANIMALS

9 May – 30 August 2009

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Jóhannes S. Kjarval. Dreamship, ca. 1930

Kjarval – Key Works

27 January – 16 December

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Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir, Untitled, 1975

BLINK

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.

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Erró, Miles Davis Doll, 2007

TRIBUTE TO THE JAZZ MUSE

16. August 2009 – 31. August 2009

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Reykjavik Jazz Festival. For the two-week duration of the festival, one of the exhibition halls at Kjarvalsstaðir will be entirely dedicated to jazz, with paintings by five Icelandic painters, as well as a series of small jazz concerts and improvising sessions.

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Högna Sigurðardóttir, Bakkaflöt 1.

Högna Sigurðardóttir – Matter and Spirit in Architecture

7 November 2009 – 28 February 2010

This first retrospective of the works of architect Högna Sigurðardóttir is prompted by the occasion of her eightieth birthday and the precious donation of her works to the Museum. The first woman to practice architecture in Iceland, Högna Sigurðardóttir has not been shy to try innovations in her work.

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Design: Steinunn Sigurðardóttir. Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.

Steinunn

21 November 2009 – 31 January 2010

With timeless design and discerning professional sense, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir has established her place as a world-class designer. Her artistic creation builds on years of collaboration with many renowned contemporary designers and a rare knowledge of material texture and three-dimensional shaping.

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BLINKWORKS

BLINKWORKS

12 SEPTEMBER – 8 NOVEMBER

Blinkworks is an educational, family-oriented workshop in the North Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Blink

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Finger knitting

Stoneworks

21 November 2009 – 31 January 2010

Stoneworks is an educational and family oriented workshop in the North Gallery in conjunction with Steinunn Sigurðardóttir‘s exhibition.

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Ásmundarsafn

RHYME - Works by Ásmundur Sveinsson and contemporary artists, from the exhibition.

Rhyme - Works by Ásmundur Sveinsson and contemporary artists

2 May 2009 – 18 April 2010

The sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson was a 20th century man shaped by the 19th century.

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