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Political Portraits and Other New Art Exhibits

An exhibition of the works of British Iceland-based artist Nikhil Kirsh opens today, Reykjavík Culture Night, at Gallery Fold on Raudarárstígur 12-14 in the city center.


A portrait of the Constitutional Council by Nikhil Kirsh. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

He will display his latest works, including portraits of the Constitutional Council and political movement Hreyfingin, along with older works. The exhibition will run through September 6.

As for other new exhibitions in Reykjavík, 12 photographs by Karolina Boguslawska, an art historian and performance art student at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, will be on display at Reykjavík City Library until the end of August.

They were all taken on a simple plastic camera with a fish-eye lens intended for Boguslawska’s son, who wasn’t interested in it and so she used it herself during their vacation. The outcome is “a fascinating mix of mystery and beauty,” a press release describes.

The ASÍ Art Museum on Freyjugata 41 is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary by exhibiting works by 65 artists until September 11, and at the i8 Gallery on Tryggvagata 16 an exhibition by US artist Robert Mapplethorpe will be running until September 10.

Today, Culture Night, visitors to the Reykjavík Museum of Photography can have portraits of themselves in old costumes taken for only ISK 200 (ISK 1.8, EUR 1.2).

Admission to the museum, where two exhibitions are currently running along with an introduction to the origins of photography, is free.

At Reykjavík Art Museum there will be guided tours in English of the exhibitions “Kjarval – Key Works” and “Jór! Horses in Icelandic Art” at Kjarvalsstadir today at 4 pm and 5 pm. The events are free and open to all.

Meanwhile, an exhibition of contemporary photographic art from Iceland and the work of Ragnar Kjartansson are currently running at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Germany. The exhibitions will continue through October 16.

Click here to read more about Reykjavík Culture Night.


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