Archive for May, 2015

Spring Task / Artist talk & performance

May 29 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

Artist talk and performance 30th May at 3pm at The Living Art Museum, Völvufell 13 – 21.

You are warmly welcome to a guided tour and an artist talk hosted by the artist Kristín Helga Káradóttir. She will talk about her current solo show Spring Task on Saturday the 30th of May at 3pm. Also to brighten up your day there will be pancakes and hot chocolate for guests. Hope to see you all.
Spring Task is a solo exhibition by Kristín Helga Káradóttir. It is the last exhibition in the current exhibition series titled Cyclorama and part of the Reykjavik Art Festival 2015.

Through a dreamy-realistic setting the artist calls upon the beginning of Spring; the tension between the transition of interior and exterior. A longing for better conditions and calmer seasons exhibits itself within the raw manmade construction, far from the elements of nature. The spring task itself evolves around clearing out the remnants of winter, the need for a fresh spirit and clean environment, as the need for building and creating unity is restless.

The exhibition’s grounds and elements are produced in Káradóttir´s personal vision of the Living Art Museum´s surroundings and cultural aspects in Breiðholt, Reykjavik, mixing with Káradóttir´s critical and analytical thinking from an artist’s´point of view. These two poles collide and create an overlap of art forms.

She who works for herself
perforce must talk to herself
in the silence
in the garden
in the notebook
in the exhibition space.
But when her work speaks for her
something new is born
a new beginning
a conversation with the world.

Ég er listakona. My native language is Icelandic.
I’m a mother and I’m a single mother.
I am looking for foreign women who want to participate in a performance
with the hope of collaboration.

Kristin Helga Káradóttir studied Fine Art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, graduating with a BA degree in 2004 and Master Degree in 2014. During her studies she went on an exchange course at the Art Academy in Copenhagen and Fjon. Kristin Helga has exhibited her work worldwide and taken part in artist residencies abroad. Her work has traveled around the world and been part of exhibitions and video festivals.

The theatrical performance and the body is a powerful medium in Kristín’s works. In her practice she uses video, performance, photographs and installations and she is particularly interested in blurring the borders between these mediums. Kristín uses her own body within the performance but in recent pieces she has teamed up with other performers as could be seen in Kristín´s MA degree piece which was a durational performance called Sigh performed within the museum walls of Gerðar Museum in Kópavogur. Her pieces play on the border of human existence, the translated state of the human being within a particular environment and giving rise to the people, the audience questioning and triggering reaction.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS / Deadline 14th June 2015

May 08 2015 Published by under Uncategorized


The Living Art Museum (Nýló) is not for profit, artist-run museum and a venue for contemporary art with three exhibition and project spaces; The Living Art Museum’s project space, Living Collection and Núllið, Bankastræti 0.

The board of Nýló is committed to promoting critical discourse, progressive practice and experimental work in the field of contemporary art. Also to collect and preserve work by artists exhibiting in the museum, and documents relating to the history of art, focusing on artist initiatives and performance art in Iceland.

The board reserves the right to make final decisions in accepting and declining applications without further explanation.

The board and staff of Nýló will provide curatorial support, installation assistance, design, promotion, documentation and an exhibition catalogue to accompany selected projects.

Submitters are encouraged to seek outside financial assistance independently for their project.

All submissions should have a clear and well developed vision, should indicate which space the proposal considers and a possible date that would be ideal for the project.

The submission deadline is midnight, 14th June 2015.

Hardcopies or submissions arriving after this deadline will not be accepted.


The board accepts exhibition and curatorial proposals from artists, artist collectives and curators for the three spaces.

Programme 2015 – 2016
Núllið is located at Bankastræti 0, 101 Reykjavík in the former underground female public lavatories. The facilities have been listed and are protected by the Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland. Applicants are encouraged to work with the entire space.

Programme 2016
The Living Art Museum’s project space occupies the space where an old bakery once stood and is located above the collection, archive and office space in Völvufell 13, Breiðholt.

The Living Collection space is also located in Völvufell, Breiðholt and was created with the purpose of highlighting works from The Living Art Museum’s collection. All proposals for this space should be in relation to the collection or the archives and/or the history of the museum.

To arrange an appointment and to visit the collection space please contact archive(at)

Other information about the Living Art Museum’s collection can be found on the museum’s database –

See floor-plans here:





In preparing your submission please consider the archive of the Living Art Museum’s previous exhibitions – as well as the floorplans to give an indication of the gallery spaces.

All applications must be submitted by midnight on the deadline via email. Hardcopies will not be accepted.

Submissions must include, in the following order:
– Exhibition proposal including technical/ installation needs and requirements (max. 500 words)
– Artist/curatorial statement (max. 300 words)
– Current CV
– Detailed budget plan
– Support material/images (10 max). All images must be labeled with details pertaining to the work, dimensions, media, title and year

The proposal, artist statement, CV, budget and image list should preferable be submitted together as a single PDF attachment, no larger than 8 MB. The support material/10 images may be included separately in another attachment. Microsoft Word documents and submission text in the body of email correspondence will not be accepted.

For sound or time-based submissions, please include a direct link to the content on your website or host page (Vimeo, etc.). Please do not include video files in your email application; only links.

Please send email submissions to applications(at)

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