Last days of the exhibitions Kjarval – key works from the collection and Expedition
Kjarvalsstaðir is a space where the art of Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, in whose honour it is named, has been presented in diverse ways since it opened in 1973. In that time extensive research has been carried out on his art and his important place in Icelandic art history. Many of Kjarval’s works are familiar, but opportunities are welcome to renew the acquaintance from different perspectives, and in the context of time passing.
In Anna Líndal's work there are two main themes; on one hand the conflict between private life and the expectations of society, and on the other the human desire to understand nature and analyse it through measurement. The conflict between private life and social standing is most visible in Líndal´s early works when she limited her resources to materials she could find in the home, thereby making the home a habitat of creation. In later years Líndal has dealt with man´s desire to understand nature in works which she largely bases on her own experience of dwelling outside in the wilderness and participating in scientific expeditions.