Last Chance to See ‘Face to Face’ at the ASÍ Art Museum Skip to content

Last Chance to See ‘Face to Face’ at the ASÍ Art Museum

Face to Face, the current group exhibition of portraits at the ASÍ Art Museum in central Reykjavík will be running until June 23. The exhibition opened on May 25.

“The exhibition Face to Face includes classical portraits as well as contemporary ones, by famous and unknown artists. Celebrated portraits and others who have excisted quietly in the shadows, traditional faces and contemporary digressions,” the exhibition is described in a press release from the museum.

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“Inside the museum individuals great us in various guises; paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos and sound art. This ancient artform is analyzed and its functions in the present are unveiled. By confronting the works with each other and exposing them to unusual viewpoints attention is drawn to the tale hidden inside each portrait; the psychology, the absurd, the gender roles, the official image and the person behind it.”

Among the 70 artists who have works in the exhibition there are 30 who made portraits of the artist Ragnar Kjartansson: Acke, Ásgeir Bragason, Bjarni Þór Bragason, Bragi Ásgeirsson, Daði Guðbjörnsson, Dieter Roth, Edda Jónsdóttir, Edwin Age-Nielsen, Frosti Arnarsson, Grímur Marínó Steindórsson, Gylfi Gíslason, Haukur Dór Sturluson, Hringur Jóhannesson, Ívar Valgarðsson, Jensen, Jón Gunnar Árnason, the poet Jón Óskar, Kristinn G. Hrafnsson, Kristín Eyfells, Kristín Jónsdóttir frá Munkaþverá, Kristján Davíðsson, Magnús Pálsson, Morris R. Spiwek, Níels Hafstein, Ragnhildur Stefánsdóttir, Sigrún Guðmundsdóttir, Sigurjón Jóhannsson, Sverrri Haraldsson and Þórdís Alda Sigurðardóttir.

Other works are by: Aðalheiður Eysteinsdóttir, Anna Hallin, Ágúst Petersen, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Ásgeir Bjarnþórsson, Birgir Andrésson, Díana Karlsdóttir, Eirún Sigurðardóttir, Elín Pjet. Bjarnason, Erling Klingenberg, Georg Guðni, Guðlaug Svava Svarvarsdóttir, Gunnlaugur Blöndal, Halldór Baldursson, Halldór Pétursson, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Hlaðgerður Íris Björnsdóttir, Hildur Hákonardóttir, Hugleikur Dagsson, Hörður Ágústsson, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Jóhanna Kristín Yngvadóttir, Jón Engilberts, Jón Þorleifsson, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Kristinn Pétursson,Kristján Davíðsson, Louisa Matthíasdóttir, Nína Tryggvadóttir, Olga Bergmann, Sara og Svanhildur Vilbergsdætur, Sigga Björg, Sigríður Sigurðardóttir, Sigurjón Ólafsson, Snorri Arinbjarnar, Snorri Ásmundsson, Þorri Hringsson, Þorvaldur Skúlason and Örlygur Sigurðsson in addition to unknown artists.

The exhibition is curated by Kristín G. Guðnadóttir and Steinunn G. Helgadóttir.

The museum will be closed from June 24 to August 9 this summer.

JB

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