Vigdís Rún Jónsdóttir, art theorist, is the curator of the Zeitgeist – Contemporary art from the private collection of Skúli Gunnlaugsson
The exhibition comprises a diverse range of works from the collection of physician and collector Skúli Gunnlaugsson. The common factor of the pieces is that all were made in the last decade. The artists represented in the exhibition are of the younger generation of artists, who have made their mark on the Icelandic art scene in recent years. The exhibition Zeitgeist takes as its starting-point the artist’s relationship with the culture and zeitgeist of their time, and explores how societal upheavals may be observed through art.
This event is in Icelandic.
18th of May – International Museum Day
With the theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, International Museum Day 2020 aims at becoming a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.
We have invited two artists, Hera Fjord and Hrefna Lind to introduce their project ´Breaking barriers´ in collaboration with the prison Litla Hraun in South Iceland, where they have been developing work with the inmates and the staff at the prison.
Breaking barriers is a collaboration between artists Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir and Hera Fjord, Iceland’s largest prison Litla Hraun and LÁ Art Museum. The project is an offspring of Saga Residency which has been hosted in the town of Eyrarbakki since 2015. In February 2020 the residency worked with the staff and inmates at the prison Litla Hraun for the first time doing various art projects with the prisoners. Following the success of that Hera Fjord and Hrefna Lind now prepare workshops and an exhibition with the inmates, allowing them to turn their thoughts and feelings into art as well as allowing their voices to be heard by the public. LÁ Art Museum has invited Hera Fjord and Hrefna Lind to introduce their work on International Museum Day where it will be posted on this webpage as well as on Facebook and vimeo. With the theme Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion, International Museum Day 2020 aims at becoming a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.