On Thursday March 31st at 5 p.m., the exhibition Tread Carefully will open at The Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum. The exhibition is a collaboration between MA students at the Iceland University of the Arts and MA students in curatorial studies at the University of Iceland.

The Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum can come across as a closed-off world, containing many myths and unfamiliar symbols, as well as references to heroes, history, and high-reaching ideas.

At the exhibition, set within the permanent museum exhibition, which opened nearly a century ago, the present meets the past on fresh terms. In this complex context, the artists seek to open a dialogue with the “ghosts” of the museum, constituting its own world and its own space, by drawing attention to that which is present in its absence.

In the present moment, ghosts of the past appear in various forms, bringing with them silenced voices, or forgotten stories that come back to life when things are approached in the here and now, as the artists do at this time. Thus, the exhibition creates a platform for various new narratives, as the artists approach Einar’s ideas and visions, by pulling apart and revealing that which is hidden.

The opening will take place on March 31st between 5-7 p.m. and the exhibition is set to end on April 10th. 

The museum is open all days, except Mondays, from 12-5 p.m.
Admission is free of charge during the exhibition.

Guided tour in English will take place on Saturday April 2nd at 2 p.m. 

Master Students at the Iceland University of the Arts
Adam Alva Fejfar
Alexis Brancaz 
Andreas Hopfgarten
Deepa R. Iyengar 
Íris María Leifsdóttir 
Júlíanna Ósk Hafberg  
Kristín Einarsdóttir
Megan Auður 
Sarah Finkle 
Thora Karlsdóttir 

Master Students at the University of Iceland
Dagbjört Drífa Thorlacius
Grétar Þór Sigurðsson
Helga Jóakimsdóttir
Hólmar Hólm
Marín Björt Valtýsdóttir
Odda Júlía Snorradóttir
Sigrún Sandra Ólafsdóttir
Sigurjón Árni Eyjólfsson

In collaboration with Univeristy of Iceland and Iceland University of the Arts