The egg is the symbol of creation, and the beginning of a bird. The source of the universe, and the omelet, mayonnaise, and meringue. From March 15th–18th, at Gröndalshús, Eggshibition celebrates the versatile egg with a lively collection of illustrations, ceramics, food, birds, and books.
Located at the historic home of 19th century artist and scientist Benedikt Gröndal, Eggshibition will feature Gröndal’s illustrations from his classic book, Birds of Iceland (1899–1900), and Rán Flygenring’s recent illustrations from Birds by Hjörleifur Hjartarson (2017).
In addition, Omnom Chocolate Factory will hatch a few chocolate surprises, and Reykjavík Letterpress will launch a new egg inspired print series. Ceramics designer, Bjarni Sigurðsson will showcase egg cups in cooperation with an Icelandic Settlement hen, and publisher Angústúra will crack open an all-about-eggs library. The installations are designed by Studio Studio.
Eggshibition opens on March 15th from 18.00 to 20.00, with Áslaug Snorradóttir, photographer and food designer, performing an egg ceremony. On Saturday, March 17th, at 13.00, Hjörleifur Hjartarson will give an open lecture on eggs. Throughout Eggshibition, children of all ages are invited to make their own bird camouflage masks.