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Súm IV by Súm IV
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I know next to nothing about what's happening in Iceland. In the intro to this it's explained that most Icelandic paintings pre-WWII were landscapes & portraits & that abstract art got introduced there in September, 1945 by the "Septembermenn". Then, in 1965, 4 Icelandic artists organized an exhibition that was no longer abstract-expressionist. "For the first time a kind of pop art and kinetic art was to be seen in Reykjavik. After this exhibition, which they called Súm, they decided to continue acting together under that name in order to get to know new movements abroad and to introduce them into Iceland."

From what I can tell from looking at & reading the catalog, this was a very interesting exhibit. The participants were: Tryhhvi Ólafsson, Manús Pälsson, Johannes Geuer, Sigurjón Jóhannsson, Jón Gunnar Árnason, Thordur Ben Sveinsson, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Kristján Gudmundsson, Pieter Holstein, Robert Filliou, Geogre Brecht, Arnar Herbertsson, Vilhjálmur Bergsson, Young Voss, Gudbergur Bergsson, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, & Magnús Tömasson.

In trying to upload this book cover image, I discovered that the image wdn't upload if its name had a diacritical mark.

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Finished Reading
May 13, 2008 – Shelved
May 13, 2008 – Shelved as: art

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