Exquisite gallery opens in Harpa
Listval exhibits Icelandic art
Listval opened an exhibition space in Harpa where beautiful works of art are on display and can be seen through the windows in front of Harpa. Established in 2019, Listval aims to make it easier for people to invest in and access art in Iceland. Listval has helped many institutions and companies choose new works and assisted individuals with their collections and the installation process. The gallery in Harpa opened last year
The space intends to create a beautiful and refined setting in the form of art exhibitions and a gallery and provide guests with a memorable experience and insight into what Icelandic art has to offer. The founders of Listval want to create a comfortable atmosphere for visitors, who can receive advice on choosing works, learn about Icelandic art and view books on art. Listval also has an event program where new publications and works will be celebrated.
Harpa is the perfect host
A striking glass structure, Harpa hosts rock concerts, operas, the Icelandic Symphony, and art exhibitions. Designed by Icelandic-Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson, the hall’s exterior features individual glass panels that light up during the darkness of winter, sometimes blinking in a pattern or simply changing colors, and the building’s waterside location lends itself to lovely reflections. Art exhibitions help attract a more diverse group of guests and bring a new dimension to the guest experience.
Meet the founders
Elísabet Alma Svendsen and Helga Kjerúlf have worked in art and design on various projects, bringing their wealth of experience, insight and connections with the art scene to Listval. They have been involved in many projects related to art, including gallery operations, publishing, the Venice Biennale and the promotion of Icelandic art internationally.
Be sure to visit Listval in Harpa while visiting Reykjavík. The opening hours in Harpa are 10am-6pm daily, and you can follow Listval on Instagram at www.instagram.com/listval and view works on www.listval.is .