Archive for June, 2017

HAPPY PEOPLE – smoking lounges on Thursdays

Jun 28 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

A smoking lounge by Arnar Ásgeirsson

Let´s come together, let´s enjoy.
Let´s inhale, deep into our lungs.
Exhale into space, and then take a moment to contemplate.

The smoking lounge will be open between 6 – 9 pm on Thursdays throughout July

Graphic by Arnar Ásgeirsson & Michel Keppel.

29 June – Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir (IS), Mehraneh Atashi (IR), Eggert Pétursson (IS), Loidys Carnero (CU), Hreinn Friðfinnsson (IS)
6 July – David Bernstein (US), Brynhildur Þorgeirsdóttir (IS), Geirþrúður Einarsdóttir (IS), ), Gylfi Sigurðsson (IS), Anna Hrund Másdóttir (IS), Guðmundur Thoroddsen (IS)
13 July – Lars TCF Holdhus (NO), Yosuke Amemiya (JP), Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (IS) Žilvinas Landzbergas (LT), Eloise Bonneviot (FR)
20 July & 27 July – LAST SMOKING LOUNGE
Darri Lorenzen (IS), Gustav Wideberg (SE), Juan-pedro Fabra Guemberena (UY/SE), Yaima Carrazana (CU), Yazan Khalili (PS)

We welcome you to Happy People – A smoking lounge offering a selection of objects and artwork that have been selected and created for you to interact with.

Mysterious sculptures have been inserted in to funky pipes for you to smoke, consume and inhale fruity flavours. This smoking experience is an attempt for new ways to experience art.

During the exhibition, objects by participating artists will be picked out of the space, and inserted into pipes to be smoked, creating a flowing rotation. Each smoking ceremony will be supported by live acts and performances.

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Annual meeting 2017 – new board

Jun 07 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum‘s annual meeting was held on Tuesday, May 30th at 5:30 pm in the Marshall House.

Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir was moderator and Heiðar Kári Rannversson recorded minutes.

26 members took part in the meeting, including then current board members.

Eight new members were welcomed into the Association of The Living Art Museum including: Hildur Henrýsdóttir, Steinunn Marta Önnudóttir, Elín Þórhallsdóttir, Birkir Karlsson, Sam Reese, Bára Bjarnadóttir, Amanda Riffo and Marina Rees.

Elections were held for both primary board and alternate board positions.

Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir will continue as the director of the museum, with the newly elected primary board members Anna Líndal, Birkir Karlsson, Kristín Rúnarsdóttir and Sam Rees.

For the alternate board, Claudia Hausfeld and Þóranna Björnsdóttir were elected to continue, along with new member Bára Bjarnadóttir.

Board members from 2015 to 2017 included Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir (Director), Claudia Hausfeld, Logi Bjarnason, Rebecca Erin Moran and Þóranna Björnsdóttir.

Alternate board members from 2016 to 2017 were Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, Heiðar Kári
Rannversson and Sindri Leifsson.

The Living Art Museum would like to extend a big thank you to the all outgoing board members for their hard work during the past two years.

Both annual financial statements and reports can be found on our website.

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Rolling Line – Guided Tour on Whit Sunday

Jun 02 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Guided tour around the exhibition Rolling Line

– Sunday 4h June, 4pm
– Nýlistasafnið, 2nd floor, The Marshall House
– Grandagarður 20, 101 RVK

The Living Art Museum will be open during the Whitsunday weekend.
In correlation with the release of the publication Án titils / Untitled, Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, director of The Living Art Museum and co-curator of Rolling Line, will offer a guided tour of the exhibition on Whitsunday, June 4th from 4 to 4:30 pm.

The tour is free of charge.

Rolling Line spans more than a decade of work and documentation by artist Ólafur Lárusson (1951 – 2014).

Ólafur was a prolific artist and an active participant in the Icelandic art scene, which had come to a crossroad in the middle of the seventies; the same time his fascination with the camera had led him to bold experiments with the device as documentation, and also a platform to explore the boundaries of the medium. Ólafur was in the group of fellow art students who resigned from their studies at The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts (MHÍ) in 1974 in a push against stasis and headed off to the Netherlands to pursue further education at the notable Atelier ´63 in Haarlem.

After graduating from the school in 1976, Ólafur moved home to Iceland the same year and accepted an invitation to teach in the Department in Transition (Deild í mótun), a new department at MHÍ later called the Living Art Department (Nýlistadeild), and where he would teach film making.

Ólafur was one of the founding members of The Living Art Museum and a significant contributor to the progress of performance in Iceland.

This is the first time that Ólafur´s works are presented together to this extent, an attempt to open up a comprehensive view of the artist’s most productive years.

The exhibition has gathered works from the collections of The Reykjavík Art Museum, The National Gallery of Iceland and The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum (Safnasafnið), amongst those in private collections and with Ólafur´s friends and contemporaries.

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  • The Marshall House
  • Grandagarður 20
  • 101 Reykjavík
  • Iceland

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  • Thu 12 – 21
  • Closed on Mondays

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