The final day of the group exhibition Women’s Time – Here and Now Thirty Years Later is Sunday 29 November.
The idea behind the exhibition is to reunite over twenty women who participated in an exhibition named Here and Now at Kjarvalsstaðir in the autumn of 1985. It was one of the most ambitious events in a women’s arts festival held to mark the end of the United Nations Decade for Women. The aim of the exhibition was to make women’s contributions to the world of art and culture more visible. Many of the women who were selected to participate in the exhibition had just started their careers, while others had been active in showing their work for the previous decade.
The reason for this new exhibition is also related to a festival for women: This year we celebrate the centenary of votes for women in Iceland. As in the 1985 exhibition the focus is on exhibiting new pieces, and all the women who took part in Here and Now were invited to participate, as they are all still active artists and exhibitors, with the exception of two who are deceased. The works in the exhibition span a range of methods, media and ideas.