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Icelandic “Stripped Away” Exhibition Opens in London

By Iceland Review

The mixed-media exhibition “Stripped Away” by Icelandic artists Birgir Snaebjörn Birgisson, Helgi Hjaltalín Eyjólfsson and Helgi Thorgils Fridjónsson opened at the Tintype Gallery in London last week.

“The pretty women of Paris” by Birgisson is a text-based piece based on an 1883 unofficial guidebook listing and classifying Parisian prostitutes.

Eyjólfsson is an installation artist, whose recent work turns a coastal navigation pole into a makeshift exhibition space.

A highly esteemed artist with a strong following in Europe and the US, Fridjónsson both embraces and questions Icelandic identity.

“Stripped Away” runs through March 14. Visit the gallery’s website for further information.

This weekend, two exhibitions will come to an end at the Gerduberg culture center in Reykjavík: “Strengir” (“Strings”) by Messíana Tómasdóttir, which features puppets, costumes and masks, which the artist has designed for operas and other shows, and an exhibition of illustration from Icelandic children’s books.

Meanwhile, the 2009 press photo exhibition opens in Gerdarsafn in Kópavogur today.

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