Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

13.4.2024 — 15.9.2024

National Gallery of Iceland

In her exhibition Multipolar artist Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir focusses on the earth’s magnetic field. All life on earth is predicated upon the invisible magnetic field, which protects the atmosphere from the harmful rays of the sun. In rock strata we see evidence that the magnetic poles – north and south – have been fluctuating ever since the planet came into existence, and the cardinal points north, south, east and west we use today are simply a temporary state. Human perceptions of this mysterious ephemerality have inspired Anna Rún in this installation of two-dimensional and sculptural works. In the exhibition the observer is invited into the artist’s world where lyrical, philosophical ideas about directions, the magnetic field and relative time prevail.

Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir (1980) graduated with a BA degree from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2004, and an MFA degree in art from Concordia University of Montreal, Canada, in 2014. Anna Rún works in Iceland and in Berlin, Germany, and has taken part in many exhibitions in Iceland and elsewhere.



13.4.2024 15.9.2024


Pari Stave

Project Manager of Exhibition

Vigdís Rún Jónsdóttir

Events and Educational Programme

Ragnheiður Vignisdóttir

Marketing and Developement Manager

Dorothée Kirch


Sigurður Gunnarsson

Treasures of Icelandic Art

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