A new exhibition and related events showcasing the work of Icelandic artist Erró was launched at the Reykjavík Art Museum yesterday in celebration of the artist’s 80th birthday.
A work by Erró.
The exhibition was opened by the artist and Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr. A series of related events including workshops, lectures and talks will be held in connection with the exhibition over the coming weeks.
The exhibition marks the first time that the general public will be able to view Erró’s graphic art spanning half a century. The exhibition is the result of three years’ work researching and collating the artist’s entire collection of graphic pieces, undertaken by Danielle Kvaran, the exhibition curator.
The works reveal a variety of techniques, including stamp-prints, lino and wood cuttings, etchings, lithographs and silk-prints, according to the museum website.
Erró has collaborated extensively in workshops with a variety of different graphic artists as well as printers and publishers of his works across Europe.
At 3pm today, the gallery in collaboration with the Icelandic Printmaker’s Association will hold a guided tour, talk and workshop aimed at young people (13 years and over). The event is free for children aged 18 years and younger.
At 3pm next Sunday, September 9, art historian Æsa Sigurðardóttir will hold a lecture on Erró’s work.
During the weekend of October 27-28 and the evenings of November 21-22, a graphics workshop will be held at the Icelandic Printmaker’s Association on Tryggvagata 17 (harbor side entrance).
On Sunday November 11 at 3pm, art historian Guðni Tómasson will hold a gallery talk.
The exhibition will run through August 25, 2013. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, and until 8 pm on Thursdays.