Curator Talk: Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir
Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir, director of Reykjavík Art Museum, talks about the artist and the exhibition Art for the People.
Art for the People is a retrospective on the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson. The sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson was born in 1893 and died nearly ninety years later, in 1982. He lived through some of the most intense times of history; he was born into the poverty of the of an agrarian colony, with most of the population was striving subsistence farming, but when he died Icelanders had become one of the richest nations of the world, and the country had long ago become a republic with active democracy.
The event takes place in Icelandic. Free with admission.