This exhibit turns our heads towards the oft-overlooked edges of pages, specifically to the marginalia surrounding Iceland’s most revered artist, twentieth-century Icelandic painter Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (or: Kjarval) and his works. The chaos, variety, and sheer number of the marginal works on display illustrate the restless and creative mind behind the method. Through exploring the doodles and sketches scrawled in his notebooks and other personal affects, we gain unique access to the discarding and reshaping of images and text over time. Don’t miss the chance to peek into this porthole of Kjarval’s artistic process.
The exhibition runs until December 31, and Kjarvalsstaðir is open from 10:00-17:00 daily, admission is 1,400 ISK. You can find more information on our listings page. For the museum’s opening hours around the holidays, see this page.