Opening Today: The First Exhibition Of Icelandic Art In Copenhagen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Opening Today: The First Exhibition Of Icelandic Art In Copenhagen

Opening Today: The First Exhibition Of Icelandic Art In Copenhagen

Published January 21, 2016

Rebecca Conway

In 1920, over 160 works by five Icelandic artists reached the shores of Denmark. The occasion? The first joint exhibition of Icelandic art, held by the Danish-Icelandic Society, entitled ‘Fem islandske malere’ (“Five Icelandic Artists”). These works made such waves that seven years later an even bigger survey of Icelandic art took place, this time with almost 350 works by twelve Icelandic artists. This exhibition was incredibly influential in opening Icelandic art up to the international public. Now, the National Gallery of Iceland looks back on these events in their showcase, which presents pieces from both landmark exhibitions.

The exhibition will take place at The National Gallery Of Iceland, Fríkirkjuvegur 7, between January 21 and November 9. The admission fee is 1,200 ISK.

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