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Fifth “Globe of Goodwill” Presented

By Iceland Review

The “Globe of Goodwill” was presented for the fifth time yesterday. The ceremony took place at Reykjavík Art Museum. This time a young artist, Kolbrún Dögg Kristjánsdóttir, received the globe for her work for the disabled.

Former President of Iceland Vigdís Finnbogadóttir presented Kristjánsdóttir with the globe in recognition of serving as a worthy role model in her fight for justice and different attitudes towards the disabled.

Kristjánsdóttir created the performance artwork “Tökum höndum saman” (“Let’s Work Together”), which took place by the Reykjavík Pond on April 28 this year. Her goal was to make people realize that we all need each other to “create life and art without borders.”

Eggert Pétursson opening the first box of his “Circles” at Ás, the workshop of the Benefit Society of the Disabled, where all the globes were packed.

A different artist designs the “Globe of Goodwill” every year, and this year Eggert Pétursson designed the globe. A limited supply of his artwork, which is entitled “Circle,” will be sold between December 5 and 19 at Reykjavík Art Museum and a few other locations.

All profits will go towards projects involving disabled children and teenagers.

Pictures courtesy of the Benefit Society of Children with Disabilities.

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