Karlotta Blöndal GATHERING-
March 8 – May 24 2020
The Hallgrimskirkja Friends of the Arts Society organizes a new exhibition of Kamilla Blöndal in the foyer of Hallgrimskirkja under the title “Gathering”. Curator is Rósa Gísladóttir.
“An entrance gallery is a special place, a sort of place before a place, raising questions about the spaces that come next and who has living access to them. The entrance gallery of Hallgrímskirkja is open to all and attracts streams of visitors from every corner of the world. For this year’s spring exhibition at Hallgrímskirkja we have chosen works that create a dialogue with this special space. Some of the works have been exhibited before, others are new or previously unseen, but all come together here like travellers.
Each work is a theme from a greater context, from another time, going together to form a new whole, like a line of verse that finds a new home in another poem years later. A recurrent motif running through the exhibition is the flag as a frame around an inner or outer story.
The exhibition opened on 8 March, International Women’s Day, and was open on Palm Sunday, and will be open the Thursday of Easter week, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and also on International Workers’ Day, 1 May, and on until Ascension Day.
All these days will colour people’s perceptions and interpretations of the works, and the works themselves will gain strength from those who visit the space at any time, the stream of people in and out, the internal and external shifts and motions”.
The exhibition is now open daily during the opening hours of Hallgrimskirkja 12 noon – 3 pm except for Mondays when the church is closed. Free entrance – all are welcome.