The exhibition “From Another Shore: Recent Icelandic Art,” featuring work by 19 contemporary Icelandic artists who have been prominent in the last two decades, will open at the Scandinavia House – the Nordic Center in America on May 2.
In a press release from the center, it says that “Icelandic artists are to a large extent influenced by the overwhelming nature of the country, which is Europe’s largest unspoiled territory.”
“Keenly aware of the international art scene, Icelandic artists are constantly torn between their sublime hinterland and the urge to seek out its opposite—the bustling vitality of a cosmopolitan city such as New York.”
The almost 40 works of art to be displayed in Scandinavia House were drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland, ranging from sculpture and installation to painting and photography.
The artists include Ólafur Elíasson, Steingrímur Eyfjörd, Eggert Pétursson and Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir.
“From Another Shore: Recent Icelandic Art” is open until August 15. Admission is free.