Written Images – Artist Talk

Monday April 29th at 3-5 p.m., artist Jóhann S. Vilhjálmsson will welcome guests at Hafnarborg and speak about his work which makes up the exhibition Written Images, but the day also marks the end of the exhibition.

Jóhann creates his works using paper, various types of ink and a range of colours, but in recent years the works have begun to resemble skillfully illuminated medieval manuscripts. This can be seen in the rich illustrations, for example dragon flourishes and the apparent division of text into columns on the page. On closer inspection, one notices that what looks like writing is not made up of any recognisable letters – prompting the viewer to read using the imagination.

Curated by Erling T. V. Klingenberg and Jón Proppé.

Free entry – everyone welcome.