50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale

Reykjavik Art Museum is holding an exhibition on Icelandic participation at the Venice Biennale. The successful ongoing exhibition at the Kjarvalsstadir site ends on Monday.

As groundwork for the Venice exhibition comes a newly published research of Iceland’s participation in the Venice Biennale in Italy, which is the first of its kind ever made on the subject. Icelandic artists have been represented at this major international contemporary art exhibition for fifty years but their regular participation did not start until the year 1984.

The Venice Biennale takes place once every two years and is claimed to be one of the world’s most important fora for the exploration and shaping of current developments in international art. In the year 2009 77 nations took part in the Biennale and the number is still growing.

The curator is Laufey Helgadottir.

Easter –Concert at Kjarvalsstadir
Monday 25 April, 20.00

Musicians are Gudny Jonasdottir, cello and Elisabeth Streichert, pianist.
Programme

Haflidi Hallgrimsson – Solitair, solo piece for cello
Dmitri Shostakovich – Sonata for cello and piano, opus 40 in d-minor
Johannes Brahms  – Sonata for cello and piano, opus 38 in e-minor

Reykjavik Art Museum opening hours at  Easter:

Hafnarhus
Thursday.    21st April 10-20
Friday.        22nd April Closed
Saturday.    23rd April 10-17
Sunday.      24th April 10-17
Monday.    25th April 10-17

Kjarvalsstadir
Thursday.    21st April 10-17
Friday.        22nd April Closed
Saturday.    23rd April 10-17
Sunday.      24th April Closed
Monday.     25th April 10-17

Asmundarsafn
Thursday.    21st April Closed
Friday.        22nd April Closed
Saturday.    23rd April Closed
Sunday.      24th April Closed
Monday.    25th April Closed