From Iceland — Ongoing Now: 'Yearning For Space'

Ongoing Now: ‘Yearning For Space’

Published December 1, 2015

Ongoing Now: ‘Yearning For Space’
Rebecca Conway

This exhibition features works by the late sculptors Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982), Gerður Helgadóttir (1928-1975), Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931-1989), and Sigurjón Ólafsson (1908-1982), and posits modernist art as a reflection of technological and scientific explorations during the Space Race of the 1950s and 60s. By placing these works under a historical scope, the exhibition probes the relationships between science fiction and art, as well as the various roles conceptions of the future play in shaping conceptions of space. This exhibit is not to miss if you’re a citizen of the technological, artistic, or astronomical worlds—especially not to miss if you’re a citizen of all three.

Ongoing until December 7 at the Reykjavík Art Museum: Ásmundarsafn. The museum is open from 13:00 to 17:00 daily, and admission 1,400 ISK.

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