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Abrakadabra – The Magic of Contemporary Art

October 30, 2021 - March 20, 2022

In this diverse exhibition, new works by contemporary artists are presented especially with children and young people in mind. The works are all in the collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum. Presentation, mediation and education aims to open up the world of art as it appears today for younger audiences. Along with the exhibition, there is a rich program as well as digital dissemination. “Abrakadabra” is a word deriving from ancient languages that means: What I say becomes a reality. This is a magic word that describes how artists’ ideas become works of art.

The Reykjavík Art Museum’s collection houses a large number of works of art, with about seventeen thousand registered works and sketches of various kinds. When acquiring works of art into the collection, a choice is made that reflects the diversity of artistic creation at any given time. The exhibition Abrakadabra aims to share the main elements that are found in the creative field of today. What characterizes today’s art? What are the artists’ subjects, methods, materials and challenges?

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Start:
October 30, 2021
End:
March 20
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Organizer

Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús
Phone:
+3544116410
Email:
artmuseum@reykjavik.is
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Artists
Alicja Kwade AnnaJúlía Friðbjörnsdóttir Anna Hallin Anna Líndal Auður Lóa Guðnadóttir Baldur Geir Bragason Egill Sæbjörnsson Fritz Hendrik IV Guðný Guðmundsdóttir Heimir Björgúlfsson Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir Hildur Bjarnadóttir Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir/Shoplifter Hreinn Friðfinnsson Karin Sander Katrín Elvarsdóttir Katrín Sigurðardóttir Kristján Steingrímur Jónsson Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson Logi Leó Gunnarsson Magnús Helgason Margrét H. Blöndal Matthías Rúnar Sigurðsson Melanie Ubaldo Ólafur Gíslason Ólöf Nordal Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir Rúrí Steingrímur Eyfjörð Unndór Egill Jónsson
Curators
Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir Markús Þór Andrésson
Artwork Medium
Mixed Media

Venue

Hafnarhús
Tryggvagata 17
Reykjavík, Reykjavík 101 Iceland
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