New and Brand New

New and Brand New
Selected works from Akureyri Art Museum Collection
04.02.2023 - 14.05.2023
Galleries 02-05

It is appropriate to celebrate the fact that Akureyri Art Museum will again be buying artwork for its collection.The exhibition New and Brand New gives an overview over artworks that have been donated to the museum during the last few years but havent been exhibited before, as well as brand new works bought for the collection.

One of the main roles of art museums is to collect art and exhibit their collection and is it therefore important to regularly acquire artwork that reflect art history.

Among the things stated in Akureyri Art Museums procurement policy is that Icelandic art should be collected and furthermore a special emphasis is on collecting art tied to North Iceland. The receiving of donations is limited to art that serves the goal of a comprehensive and focused collection. The Museum director and members of the Museum Counsel, decide which donations to accept, based on the procurement policy and the state of the permanent collection.

The exhibition consists of works by the following artists:

Agnieszka Sosnowska (born 1971)
Bjrg Eirksdttir (born 1967)
Gsli Gumann fr Skari (1927-1980)
Gumundur rmann Sigurjnsson (born 1944)
Hafds Helgadttir (born 1949)
Haflii Hallgrmsson (born 1941)
Jan Voss (born 1945)
Jnborg Sigurardttir Jonna (born 1966)
Karl Gumundsson (born 1986)
Kristn K. rardttir Thoroddsen (1885-1959)
Lil Erla Adamsdttir (born 1985)
Nels Hafstein (born 1947)
Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson (born 1966)

Curator: Hlynur Hallsson.