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Group Exhibition “Water Carrier” Opens in Reykjavík

The exhibition “Water Carrier” by a group of 11 Icelandic artists opened in the Reykjavík Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn on Friday where nearly 70 watercolor paintings are on display in between sculptures by Ásmundur Sveinsson.

“A group of like-minded artists meets regularly to exhibit watercolor paintings,” said curator Adalsteinn Ingólfsson in a press release. “The combination of the group is never the same between years, because the goal is more important than the people, to underline the importance of watercolors, probably the oldest art of humans apart from stone carving.”

The artists involved in the exhibition are Anna Hallin, Björn Birnir, Dadi Gudbjörnsson, Eiríkur Smith, Gudjón B. Ketilsson, Hafsteinn Austmann, Harpa Árnadóttir, Helgi Thorgils Fridjónsson, Hlíf Ásgrímsdóttir, Torfi Jónsson and Valgardur Gunnarsson.

Their work will be on display until December 31.

In other art-related news, the exhibition “Surtsey – Description I. Moss and Lichen” by Thórunn Bára in Kirsuberjatréid Art Gallery on Vesturgata in central Reykjavík, inspired by volcanic isle Surtsey, closes on Monday.

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