Ongoing exhibitions
FORM, COLOUR, BODY: HIGH VOLTAGE / DANGER - 7.3. - 11.5. 02014
Rooms 1,2, 4 and 5
March 7th, 2014 the National Gallery of Iceland opens a retrospective exhibition of the works of painter Magnús Kjartansson (1949–2006). Kjartansson was among the artists who bridged the gap between formal postwar art – both abstract and figurative – and post-modernistic art in the eighties and nineties of the last century. Kjartansson was one of the founders of the Living Art Museum in the late seventies and was an active participant in exhibitions with his colleagues in various venues, in Iceland and abroad. After studies at the National College of Arts and Crafts in Reykjavik, Kjartansson continued his post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, from 1972 to 1975, under the tutelage of Richard Mortensen, one of the most distinguished abstract painters in Denmark. Kjartansson was among the best known artists in Iceland and acknowledged far and wide, for example in Spain, where his art received notable attention and admiration.  
TREASURES - Beasts in Cages - 8.11. 2013 – 11.5. 2014
Room 4
In room 4 an exhibition of selected modern and contemporary works from the collection of The National Gallery of Iceland continues. It is based around several master works of the pioneers of Icelandic contemporary art – Jóhann Eyfells (1923); Magnús Pálsson (1929) and Dieter Roth (1930–1998) – with the addition of works by the generations who, in various ways, followed in their footsteps. Several of the works are by artists who have been representatives of Iceland at the Venice Biennale. In addition artist’s books by local and international pioneers of the genre get special attention. The exhibition is provided with ample educational material in digital format.  

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