3.18.2022

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Thursday evening, March 17, 2022 The Icelandic Art Prize 2022 was held at Iðnó. A flourishing year in visual arts was celebrated and an award was given for the Artist of the Year, the Motivational Award and the Honorary Award. In addition, the Visual Arts Council gave special recognition to the retrospective, group exhibition and publication of the year. There, the art collective Lucky 3 received the Motivational Award for their bold and sharp performance during Sequences X in the artist-run Open, and Kristján Guðmundsson, one of the founders of The Living Art Museum, was awarded the Honorary Award for his contribution to Icelandic art.

Lucky 3 are artists Melanie Ubaldo, Darren Mark and Dýrfinna Benita. Their collaborative work features themes of their heritage and constant cultural conflicts of their lives, aiming to draw attention to a scattered group, unsettled people who are constantly renewing themselves and fighting to save their heritage from the pressures of the prevailing culture.

Kristján Guðmundsson is self-educated in art and has for decades been one of Iceland's most interesting artists. His works are characterized by a simple and formalistic presentation mixed with a poetic one, which often responds to philosophy and a subtle humour. The subject matter of his art is often mundane, straightforward and raw; lead, blotting paper, ink, dimensions, sports goods, power cables, steel pipes and double-paned glass.

The Living Art Museum is particularly pleased with the breadth of the nominees, and is proud to have collaborated on or assisted in two projects, of the three nominated for the Motivational Awards, apart from Lucky 3 the artist duo Klāvs Liepiņš and Renāte Feizaka were nominated for their contributions to the museum's autumn exhibition 2021.

We sincerely congratulate all the nominatead artists, as well as those who brought home an award, and thank you all very much for your selfless contribution to Icelandic art!

Thursday evening, March 17, 2022 The Icelandic Art Prize 2022 was held at Iðnó. A flourishing year in visual arts was celebrated and an award was given for the Artist of the Year, the Motivational Award and the Honorary Award. In addition, the Visual Arts Council gave special recognition to the retrospective, group exhibition and publication of the year. There, the art collective Lucky 3 received the Motivational Award for their bold and sharp performance during Sequences X in the artist-run Open, and Kristján Guðmundsson, one of the founders of The Living Art Museum, was awarded the Honorary Award for his contribution to Icelandic art.

Lucky 3 are artists Melanie Ubaldo, Darren Mark and Dýrfinna Benita. Their collaborative work features themes of their heritage and constant cultural conflicts of their lives, aiming to draw attention to a scattered group, unsettled people who are constantly renewing themselves and fighting to save their heritage from the pressures of the prevailing culture.

Kristján Guðmundsson is self-educated in art and has for decades been one of Iceland's most interesting artists. His works are characterized by a simple and formalistic presentation mixed with a poetic one, which often responds to philosophy and a subtle humour. The subject matter of his art is often mundane, straightforward and raw; lead, blotting paper, ink, dimensions, sports goods, power cables, steel pipes and double-paned glass.

The Living Art Museum is particularly pleased with the breadth of the nominees, and is proud to have collaborated on or assisted in two projects, of the three nominated for the Motivational Awards, apart from Lucky 3 the artist duo Klāvs Liepiņš and Renāte Feizaka were nominated for their contributions to the museum's autumn exhibition 2021.

We sincerely congratulate all the nominatead artists, as well as those who brought home an award, and thank you all very much for your selfless contribution to Icelandic art!