The art exhibition Framlenging (‘Extension’) by Valgerður Guðlaugsdóttir—her 12th solo exhibition—opened at the Mosfellsbær Art Gallery outside Reykjavík yesterday.
The artwork on display was inspired by a short story by Svava Jakobsdóttir, Saga handa börnum (‘A story for children’), featuring surreal relations between a mother and her children.
It had a big impact on Valgerður when she first read it as a child and she feels that her artwork are in a way an extension of it, as described in a press release.
The exhibition runs through October 25. The gallery is open at the same time as the Mosfellsbær library, in which it is housed, 12-8 pm on weekdays and 12-3 pm on Saturdays.
In the ASÍ Art Museum in Reykjavík, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Guðbjörg Lind Jónsdóttir and Hjörtur Marteinsson, entitled Around a deep fjord, opens on October 5, running until October 27.
Artist Nikhil Nathan Kirsh will open his show of paintings with the working title Dead Naked Clowns, at Gallerí Fold in Reykjavík on October 4 at 8 pm. “Actual clowns” will be present, the artist writes in a press release.
President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson opened an exhibition of the key works of Icelandic painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval in the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of Icelandic-Russian relations.
Also, in connection with the anniversary, an exhibition of the photographs of one of Russia’s most influential artists, Alexander Rodchenko, will open in Reykjavík Art Museum, the Kjarvalsstaðir building, on October 5, running until early next year.