Last days of the exhibition The Making of Erró 1955-1964

The Making of Erró 1955-1964 at Hafnarhús

The exhibition The Making of Erró 1955-1964 will be closed down on Thursday 29 September. The Making of Erró explores the development of the artist during the years 1955-1964, which is a complex and spectacular period in his art and in European art history, when he was the first artist to create “collage paintings.”

The exhibition illustrates in broad terms how Erró gradually moved away from expressionism and started to make collages, which he then reproduced in paint on canvas. At that time he also made various visual experiments with painting, text-collages, assemblages and happenings.

The works were made against a background of the colourful culture and art world of Paris, and later New York, where he became familiar with the consumer/media society of the United States, and its stimulating art world.