WHAT IT SEEMS
REALITY IN ART 1970-2020
REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM, KJARVALSSTAÐIR
Looking over the half-century history of Icelandic realist artworks, it turns out that artists engage with this approach on very different grounds. Ever since pop art, up to the digital revolution of our time, countless threads may be traced through naturalism, photorealism, hyperrealism, magic realism and the like. The subjects are of various kinds: Nature, human beings and their surroundings, still life and narratives, the mediation of images and the nature of our field of vision. This is where familiar boundaries overlap; between high and low art, craft and content, art and kitsch. Reality has countless manifestations.
Curator: Markús Þór Andrésson