The material world is the subject of a few chosen pieces from Reykjavík Art Museum’s collection.
Natural phenomena, man-made things and various materials are the foundation, based on characteristics, nature, meaning and value.
The exhibition is a part of the museum’s sketch work of sorts, of the history of contemporary Icelandic art. The idea is that the museum continues choosing pieces from the collection and placing them in the context of an experiment of writing art history as it happens.
When pieces are bought by the museum, a certain choice takes place, reflecting on the diversity of art creation each time, but here we try to analyse even further the joint emphases, found in today’s artistic melting pot.
What characterises Icelandic fine art in the 21. century? What are the subjects of artists, their methods, materials and challenges?