Jónsson offered his work as a gift to the Icelandic public in 1909 on the condition that a museum would be built to preserve them. The museum on Skólavörðuhæð was opened in 1923. In the building the the collection of Jónssons work is preserved, and it was also his studio and home for him and his wife Anna Marie Mathilde. Jónsson stated that art is best enjoyed in peace, away from interference of promotion that would exalt ego above art, thus setting out his own rules about how his artworks and the museum space should be approached.
Opening Saturday 13th April, 17:00 – 19:00
In this exhibition there is a “pause” of the existing situation at the museum in order to look around and perhaps see more than before. Here artists with diverse backgrounds and roots are offering ten different points of view in response to Einar Jonsson, his works and museum as institution and exhibition space.
During the exhibition there will be two artist talks:
20/04/2019 14:00 – 15:30
27/04/2019 14:00 – 15:30
Sabine Adam Fischer
Stefanía dóttir Páls
Guðrún Heiður Ísaksdóttir