The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum has for decades been one of the cornerstones in the cultural landscape of the city of Reykjavík. The building is dedicated to exhibiting the works of the artist who built the house, lived there with his family and created many of his most memorable works there, which now adorn the Museum and the small park around it.
Ásmundur Sveinsson was always very interested in contemporary art and what young artists were working on at any give time, and it is very much in his spirit that other artists have been invited to exhibit temporarily in the Museum, together with his works. Last winter three artists were invited to create their own installations in one of the spaces of the Museum, the Dome.Following the success of this project it has been decided to continue with such exhibitions, this time in a different space. Curator for the exhibitions is artist Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir.
Until spring three artists that are making a name for themselves in Icelandic art life will create new installations in Sveinsson's former studio at the front of the Museum, in the pyramids. This project shows once again that the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum is a good venue for living art, and that good art can open its surroundings up in surprising ways.
Three artists have been chosen to exhibit in the Pyramid in Ásmundarsafn: Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir, Erling T.V. Klingenberg and Gudny Gudmundsdottir. What they all have in common is that they are all provocative and reach out beyond the predetermined perimeters of art and thereby beyond their own conscious perimeters of creation.
The exhibition period is divided for the following artists:
6. February - 29. February : Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir
5. March - 28. March : Erling Klingenberg
7. April - 2. May: Gudny Gudmundsdottir