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Summer Exhibition Opens in Kópavogur Art Museum

The 2009 summer exhibition at Gerdarsafn, the Kópavogur art museum, opened this week. It includes work from different periods in the careers of two Icelandic pioneers of modern art, Gerdur Helgadóttir and Valtýr Pétursson.

The exhibition is meant to be a platform for discussion between the two artists, shed light on the things they have in common, the things they approached differently and the connection between them, a Gerdarsafn press release explains.

Helgadóttir and Pétursson became friends when they studied fine art together in Florence, Italy in 1949. In the 1950s they became leaders in progressive art in Iceland with their abstract artwork, which they displayed regularly.

Two of Helgadóttir’s iron sculptures were recently donated to Gerdarsafn, which is dedicated to the artist.

The exhibition “Valtýr og Gerdur” runs through August 23. Admission is free.

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