Magnús Pálsson – Honorary Artist 2009


Born in Iceland in 1929, Magnús Pálsson studied theatre design in the early 1950s but his artistic practice spreads out from stage design into the areas of visual arts, artists’ books, theatre pieces, audio works and teaching. Magnús became an active participant in Icelandic art scene, collaborating with other artists such as Dieter Roth and later the SUM-group of young artists that formed in 1965. He has held over thirty solo exhibitions over his carrier, notably Magnús Pálsson, retrospective, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík (1994); Teaching: The Craziest Branch of Art, The Reykjavik Arts Festival, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (1984) and Biennale di Venezia, Venice (1980). In addition, he has participated in over forty group exhibitions worldwide.

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