Events

Icelandic Visual Language is the title of Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon’s ongoing research project on the history of applied graphic arts in Iceland.Opening will be held the 24th of March from 17-19.

Shortly after the publication of Guðbrandur’s Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible into Icelandic, in the 16th century, imagery and text became separated. They did not meet again in printed matter until late in the 19th century – following on from freedom of the press. In his research Guðmundur Oddur traces the start of this reunion of imagery and text, and explores the first generation who founded the Association of Icelandic Graphic Designers in the 1950s.

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We are announcing that one of our guests at the opening on the 6th of March was later diagnosed with COVID 19. This has been reported to the right authorities and those who were in conversation with the person for more than 30 sec have been notified. If you are feeling any symptoms please contact your local health centre or go to www.heilsuvera.is where you can be advised through live chat.

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Ásthildur Magnúsdóttir is a weaver and eider farmer. Her textile work covers everything from the finest damask to rough rya rugs. Ásthildur is a specialist in the history and properties of the Icelandic wool. She will have an opening party friday the 6th of March at 18:00.

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Sunday the 1. of march at 13:00 will be Guided Tour (in Icelandic) with a special guest Grétar Þorsteinsson who worked with Sveinn Kjarval as a furniture maker.

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Sunday 16th. of February at 13.00 - 14.00

Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, director of the Museum and Kolbrún Kjarval, ceramicist and daughter of Sveinn Kjarval will guide us through Kjarvals work and life.

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View the exhibition Sveinn Kjarval, quality is never an accident, with live jazz. Simply the perfect combo.

Free entrance.

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Lecture by Guðmundur Oddur, Research Professor, Iceland University of the Arts.
DRIFTWOOD ON ICELANDIC COAST, TRAVELING IDEAS
The lecture will be in Icelandic.

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Lecture by Dr. Arndís S. Árnadóttir
Sveinn Kjarval, THE INTERIORS CREATE THE ATMOSPHERE
The lecture will be in Icelandic.

Sveinn Kjarval became a popular designer for shops, restaurants and various public spaces in Reykjavík and all over Iceland from 1950 - 1970. Dozens of shop interiors designed by Sveinn Kjarval in a light modern style lined the streets of downtown Reykjavík. All of these interiors are now gone but their appearance is preserved in drawings and photographs. Kjarval always emphasized lightness, natural materials, open shelves and noticeably lightweight counters. All of these places were also given good indirect lighting and living plants.

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At a meeting of the Gardabaer Emergency Board this morning, the following was decided for the day's weather forecasts:
Garðabær's institutions: Library, Museum of Design and Art, Swimming pools and gymnasiums and work for the elderly close at 13 today.
The Gardabaer Customer Service Center will be open.

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