In the Depths of Your Own Awareness – Curatorial Talk

Sunday August 28th at 2 p.m., Aldís Arnardóttir, Director of Hafnarborg, will welcome guests for a curatorial talk of retrospective In the Depths of Your Own Awareness, spanning the career of artist Gunnar Örn Gunnarsson, but that day also marks the end of the exhibition.

During his career of almost four decades, Gunnar Örn went through a number of transformations and changed his style a few times, as can be clearly seen at the exhibition. Gunnar Örn was an extremely prolific artist and left a great many artworks: drawings, monotypes, paintings, sculptures and watercolours, as well as works created with mixed technique.

Gunnar Örn Gunnarsson (1946-2008) took cello lessons in Copenhagen in 1963-64, as well as attending Svend Nielsen’s drawing school in Denmark, though he was otherwise a self-taught artist. Gunnar Örn was an active presence in the Icelandic art scene, exhibiting regularly both here and abroad, for example in Denmark, Tokyo, Budapest and in Achim Moeller’s gallery, Moeller Fine Art, New York. Notably, Gunnar Örn was Iceland’s representative at the Venice Bienniale in 1988. Works by the artist belong to the collections of many museums in Iceland, as well as the Guggenheim in New York, the Sezon Museum of Modern Art (Seibu) in Tokyo and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

Free entry – everyone welcome.