To Icelanders, their country has served both as a subjective symbol and a material resource. The exhibition No Man’s Land: Where beauty alone reigns? examines the degree to which the Icelandic people value nature and their connection to the country‘s wilderness. It features the works of Icelandic artists from different times, from the early Icelandic painters, for whom the country and its wilderness symbolized freedom and independence, to the works of contemporary artists that reference the global discourse on the value of the unspoilt and the utilisation of resources. Through their work, visual artists have had an influence on people’s relationship with their surroundings.
The exhibition is two-fold; the historic part is exhibited in Kjarvalsstadir while the work of 21st century artists is shown in Hafnarhus by the harbour. Furthermore, an extensive programme running alongside the exhibition will raise and speculate on important questions about its core subject.
Including works by:
Þórarinn B. Þorláksson, Ásgrímur Jónsson, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Jón Stefánsson, Kristín Jónsdóttir, Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir, Anna Líndal, Ólafur Elíasson, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Rúrí, Georg Guðni, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Sigurður Guðjónsson
Opening at Kjarvalsstadir: 2 June 12 PM
Opening at Hafnarhús: 2 June 3 PM
Museum opening hours:
Kjarvalsstadir: 10 AM - 5 PM
Hafnarhús: 10 AM - 10 PM
The exhibition is part of a special programme celebrating the 2018 centennial of Icelandic sovereignty and is supported by the Nature Preserve Fund of Pálmi Jónsson.
Artwork: Jón Stefánsson, Tindafjallajökull, 1940, oilpainting.