EXPRESSIONS - exhibiton at the Akureyri Art Museum
On the 25th of August, the Akureyri Art Museum reopened its doors after renovations of their exhibition spaces. One of the exhibitions that opened concurrently was EXPRESSIONS - works from the ASÍ Art Collection. The exhibition is open until the 17th of February 2019.
The ASÍ Art Collection consists of many gems from Icelandic art history. The collection was started with a gift from the businessman Ragnar Jónsson of Smári, a well known art supporter/collector, who donated 120 artworks to the Confederation of Labour. Since its beginning in 1961 the collection has steadily grown larger.
In this exhibition, Expressions, one can see portraits by artists that made their clear mark on Icelandic art history such as Gunnlaugur Scheving, Jón Stefánsson, Júlíana Sveinsdóttir, Jón Engilberts, Kristján Davíðsson, Sigurður Sigurðsson, Nína Tryggvadóttir, Þorvaldur Skúlason and Jóhannes Kjarval. The paintings are from 1920-1957 and provide a good insight into portraits from this period.
Curators: Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir and Hlynur Hallsson.