The exhibition “Jór! Horses in Icelandic Art” opened at the Kjarvalsstadir division of the Reykjavík Art Museum yesterday. The curator Adalsteinn Ingólfsson brings together paintings and sculptures of horses from different periods of Icelandic art.
“Raudur hestur” (“Red horse”; 1977) by Stefán Jónsson frá Mödrudal.
The goal is twofold: The exhibition explores the different roles that the horse has played in Icelandic society during the vast social changes of the last 100 years or so. And, at the same time the exhibition tells a story of Icelandic art and how it has changed in the course of this period.
Ingólfsson made extensive research on the subject and his findings have been published by the publishing house Opna in conjunction with the exhibition.
In connection with the exhibition an open workshop will be run for children and families for the entire exhibition period offering an exciting program made in collaboration with the Icelandic Equestrian Association.
The exhibition will run through August 21.
For further information, visit the museum’s website.