The textile installment “So Fragile, So Eternal” by Rósa Sigrún Jónsdóttir opened in the Mosfellsbaer Art Gallery yesterday. It is the artist’s 15th solo exhibition.
Since Jónsdóttir graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2001, she has been active in the Icelandic art scene; in addition to working on various solo projects, she has taught visual art and worked as a conductor.
The art gallery is located inside the Mosfellsbaer Library. “So Fragile, So Eternal” runs through October 1. Admission is free.
In other art news, the exhibition “A New Art Emerges” opens at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir today. It aims to answer such questions as:
What happens when a new paradigm in art takes over from another? Does one simply merge into another or are there conflicts and cross currents? The mid-1960s saw a dramatic generational shift in Icelandic art, as stated on the museum’s website.
Also at Kjarvalsstadir, the historical workshop “Kjarval’s oddiTIES – An Untold Story” opens today. It is dedicated to the famous eccentricities of the painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972), to whose memory the museum is dedicated. It runs through December 30.
“A New Art Emerges” runs through November 6. For further information, visit the museum’s website.