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“Nest of Bad Paintings” Opens at ASÍ Gallery

The retrospective “Nest of Bad Paintings” opens in the ASÍ Art Museum in Reykjavík on April 5 to honor the Art Lovers Gallery, established in the 1950s, which plays an important role in the history of Icelandic art and marks the beginning of the museum.

The title of the exhibition is from a newspaper article, written about the gallery when it first opened in the former studio of sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson on Freyjugata 41, which now houses the ASÍ Museum.

The Art Lovers Gallery was the first of its kind in Reykjavík and by exhibiting contemporary art with emphasis on geometric, abstract and concrete art, it became an important part of the 1950s Reykjavík art scene.

“Nest of Bad Paintings” features local art from that decade, including paintings by some of the best-known artists of the time like Svavar Gudnason and Gunnar Sigurdsson. The exhibition is open until May 1, admission is free.

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