Art Exhibition Opening in Hallgrímskirkja
Málfríður Aðalsteinsdóttir’s art exhibition , Heavenly Vaults, will open in Hallgrímskirkja on Sunday the 27th of November, at 12:15. The exhibition, which consists of new works of art, will be opened in the vestibule after the Sunday Service. Inspired by the dome of the Pantheon in Rome, Málfríður tackles the meaning and structure of domes in different religions and cultures in her art work. The Pantheon was originally built as a heathen temple, but later transformed into a Catholic church. Málfríður also shows domes from cultures outside of Europe, such as Turba Sitta Zubayda in Iraq and patterns from temples and palaces in India.
Málfríður’s work mainly centers on two themes: The harsh nature of the Northern hemisphere, and traditional craftsmanship and cultural heritage.
The exhibition is curated by Rósa Gísladóttir. The exhibition will be open until February 19th, 2017.