Three new exhibitions opened in January at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús. “Play with Pictures” by Icelandic visual artists Erró, “Hole” by Ásmundur Ásmundsson and “D11” by up-and-coming Pétur Már Gunnarsson.
Erró is one of Iceland’s most accomplished painters. The current exhibition, which was organized by artist Ilmur Stefánsdóttir, is designed for the entire family. The idea is for visitors to break replicas of some of Erró’s larger works into pieces and then rearrange them at will.
Erró, “Odelscape,” 1982.
Ásmundsson is known for his outright criticism of society, both through his artwork and writing. “Hole” paints a picture of greed and corruption in Icelandic society.
The Hafnarhús D11 exhibition hall is reserved for promising artists, who haven’t displayed their work in Iceland’s main galleries before, and Gunnarsson is the latest young artist, whose work is being promoted by the museum.
Admission to all exhibitions is free.