Tidemark – Artist and Curator Talk

Sunday January 28th at 1 p.m., we invite you to an artist and curator talk about the exhibition Tidemark, which opened earlier this month at Hafnarborg. Artist Jónína Guðnadóttir and curator Aðalheiður Valgeirsdóttir will greet guests and talk about the works on view, as well as Jónína’s artistic practice.

Jónína Guðnadóttir (b. 1943) has long been one of Icelandʼs most prominent ceramicists and gained attention early on for her artful practical items. She was a pioneer of using clay as material for independent artworks. The development of her exceptional imagery also indicates a sound knowledge of clay and a singular perception of form and creativity. Jónína studied art at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and Reykjavík School of Visual Arts, going on to graduate from Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm, where she studied ceramics.

Jónína held her first solo exhibition in Unuhús in Reykjavík in 1968 and she has held numerous exhibitions since, in Iceland and abroad. Her works have also been regularly exhibited at Hafnarborg since the founding of the museum. The current exhibition presents an overview of Jónína’s career, spanning decades and a wide range of works, including practical items that she made early on and new artworks, created in the last year. Coinciding with the exhibition, Hafnarborg has also published a book about the life and work of Jónína, with a text written by Aðalheiður.

Free entry – see you at Hafnarborg.