Summer

Selected works by North Icelandic artists
Summer
Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhs
June 10ᵗʰ - August 27ᵗʰ

Eyjafjrur is the most densely populated area in North Iceland, and the artist community there is the largest one outside the capital area. Akureyri has for a long while been the cultural centre of the region, and thanks to the establishment of an art school and an art museum at the end of the 20th century, visual arts gained a significant importance. Both these institutions have greatly influenced visual arts in Akureyri; the school by educating children and up-and-coming artists, and the museum by making artists who live in Akureyri and its vicinity more visible.

Akureyri Art Museum now hosts for the second time an exhibition of works by artists that either live in North Iceland or have strong ties to the region. This time both the season and the exhibition space are different i.e. summer instead of autumn and due to renovations the exhibition will be set up in Ketilhs. Last January the museum called for applications to participate in the exhibition and over 100 art works were sent in. A special jury selected works by 21 artist. Five member were appointed for this jury; Almar Alfresson, product designer, Hlynur Hallsson, director of Akureyri Art Museum, Joris Rademaker, visual artist, Margrt Elsabet lafsdttir, art historian, and lf Sigurardttir, director of Reykjavk Art Museum.

Curator: Hlynur Hallsson.