Exhibitions

DEATH IS ELSEWHERE 7.5.2021 - 19.9.2021 Listasafn Íslands

During the bright summer months, the National Gallery of Iceland shows the video installation Death Is Elsewhere by Ragnar Kjartansson – filmed one Icelandic summer night, when darkness never falls. This seven-channel work is one of the large-scale video installations which have been prominent in Ragnar‘s art in recent years, where repetition, time and space play important roles. 

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HELLO UNIVERSE 5.2.2021 - 9.1.2022 Listasafn Íslands

The far-distant spaces of the boundless universe have had a hold on the human mind from primeval times, and over the centuries artists have grappled with notions about space, and expressed and mediated them in diverse ways. The exhibition Hello Universe explores the fantastical world of outer space through the lens of works of art in the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland.

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OF THE NORTH 5.2.2021 - 9.1.2022 Listasafn Íslands

Of the North (2001) is created from Steina’s archive of video recordings, mostly of Icelandic nature – either the surface of the earth, or microscopic views: microbes, as well as crashing waves and melting ice, landslips and an array of natural phenomena relating to geological formation and destruction of our planet.

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