Solander 250: Letters from Iceland

Group exhibition
Solander 250: Letters From Iceland
Galleries 10-11

The exhibition Solander 250: Letters from Iceland is held in remembrance of one of the first foreign scientific expedition to Iceland in 1772, i.e. 250 years ago. On this journey was one of Carl Linnaeuss apostles, the Swedish natural scientist Daniel Solander. Solander and his fellow travelers landed in Hafnarfjrur and travelled from there to Bessastair, ingvellir, Geysir, Sklholt and climbed to the top of mount Hekla before they returned home. Among the things they recorded in Iceland were nature, culture, traditions and clothing. Ten Icelandic graphic-artists from the Icelandic Printmakers Association will interpret these events from 1772 and how the nation and the country have changed since then.

Simultaneously the exhibition Paradise Lost will be opened. Solander was the main botanist on the HMS Endeavor on the first European expedition to Australia. The exhibition has already been set up in New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. The two exhibitions thus form a unique dialogue between the Arctic and the Pacific through Daniel Solander's travels.

tttakendur / Participants: Anna Lndal, Aalheiur Valgeirsdttir, Dai Gubjrnsson, Gslna Dgg Bjarkadttir, Gumundur rmann Sigurjnsson, Irne Jensen, Laura Valentino, Soffa Smundsdttir, Valgerur Bjrnsdttir, Viktor Hannesson, John Pusateri, Alexis Neal, Dagmar Dyck, John McLean, Tabatha Forbes, Michel Tuffery, Sharnae Beardsley, Jo Ogier, Lynn Taylor, Jenna Packer.