29. October 2014

Art Lover's Guide to Reykjavik: The 10 Best Galleries & Spaces: Listasafn ASÍ eitt af 10 bestu galleríum í Reykjavík skv. Art Lovers Guide.

Housed in a charming 1930s building designed by Icelandic sculptors Ásmundur Sveinsson and Gunnfríður Jónsdóttir, ASÍ Art Museum was established in 1961 when entrepreneur, book publisher and arts patron Ragnar Jónsson donated over 100 artworks to the gallery by some of Iceland’s most important artists, like abstract expressionist Nína Tryggvadóttir and painter Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, in a mission to bring art to the masses. Today ASÍ Art Museum is dedicated to displaying its collection of 20th century art alongside championing contemporary art by national and international artists and has recently played host to a multi-national exhibition featuring works by four diverse artists from Iceland, Japan and the US, as part of the 2014 Reykjavik Art Festival.