Archive for July, 2018


Jul 31 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir
Lau / Sat – 04.08.2018
16:00 – 18:00

Welcome to the OBBSIDIAN©, PRODUCT LAUNCH party at The Living Art Museum. The event is a part of Kristín Helga Ríharðsdóttir‘s installation “If you can’t beat them – join them”, now on display as a part of The Living Art Museum’s 40th anniversary exhibition, Pressure of the Deep.

During the event guests are welcome to enjoy refreshments and sculptures will be available for purchase.

Using a mixture of video, installation, performance, photographs and sound, Kristín Helga explores her surroundings and works with society as an insider, a full participant and player. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2016. Since then she has been exhibiting, screening and taking part in various projects both in Iceland and abroad. In 2015 she took part in an exchange semester in Universität der Künste Berlin and returned to Berlin in 2016–17 to work for the visual artist Britta Thie.

Among past exhibitions are After Sun held in at7 in Amsterdam (2018), RAFLOST: Electronic Arts Festival (2018) and Foodless Foodmarket & RADIO SANDWICH at The Living Art Museum (2017). Kristín’s films have been shown at international film/video festivals, winning “Best Experimental Short” awards at the Oaxaca FilmFest 2017 and the West Virginia Mountaineer Festival 2017.

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Pressure of the Deep: Action

Jul 18 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Gjörningur / Action
Saga Sigurðardóttir
Föst / Frid – 27.07.2018
17:00 – 18:00

Time for action. – As a part of The Living Art Museum´s 40th anniversary exhibition, Pressure of the Deep, the current installation of Touching Blank by Saga S.dóttir will be engaged with and re-invented in a few consequent scenes where communication with materials is practiced through disruption, sensuality and savage play: Action as an attempt to shape/embody change, fresh intimacy and new meaning.

Saga S.dóttir is a performing artist, born and based in Reykjavík. Saga studied contemporary dance and experimental choreography at the ArtEZ Art Academy (NL) and has since graduation in 2006 created, directed and performed in an extensive variety of performance works, often in collaboration with artists across the arts, both locally and internationally. Saga is currently a core member of the Marble Crowd collective and the PPBB, performance band.

Saga finalized her MFA studies in Performing Arts at IAA in 2017 and holds a Bachelor of Theology from the Iceland University (as well as a failed attempt at a degree in Economics). Saga has been a guest and faculty teacher at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and is a regular guest at the LungA Art School in Seyðisfjörður where she explores physical creativity and collective processes.

Come one, come all!

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Nýló Internship fall 2018

Jul 11 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum currently seeks an individual in the role of Invigilation / Mediation Intern for fall 2018.

This position is focused on monitoring current exhibitions in The Marshall House, interacting, guiding and supporting museum visitors, and supporting The Living Art Museum staff in daily responsibilities. All candidates must be friendly, open, approachable, have positive initiative and the ability to work independently.

Interns are expected to commit to at least 6-8 weeks of work within the museum. Hours will be determined in dialogue with museum staff and in correspondence with individual educational needs, but can be expected to take place between the hours of 1-6 pm. Occasional extra hours for events, exhibition installation and so forth may be required.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship, but in exchange for their time and commitment

interns will receive valuable insight into the contemporary art scene in Reyjavík, as well as, the opportunity to network with artists and professionals in the field and other small benefits within the museum.

Please apply by submitting a current cv, cover letter highlighting why you would be a positive candidate for this role, and any information related to your specific educational requirements to with the subject line “Nýló internship 2018”.

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Pressure of the Deep: Cocktail Lounge

Jul 08 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Auður Lóa Guðnadóttir &
Starkaður Sigurðarson

Sat – 14.07.2018
4 – 6 pm

Auður Lóa and Starkaður invite guests to an evening of cocktails at the Living Art Museum’s 40th anniversary exhibition, Pressure of the Deep. They will serve drinks that are in conversation with their work, Two halves that don’t add up.

Auður Lóa and Starkaður have worked together for six years as artists and curators. They make works, together, separately, with other artists and in various art places, work that tries to dig a hole into something intangible.

Works of different mediums, different contexts, but which always incorporate how the work speaks, how art speaks, tells us something. They each bring their own voice into the dialogue, which then becomes a trinity with the thought, medium, the space which they stand before. They are awake to the history of the idea, history of the place, the object, and try to see the present as the often messy collision of contemporaneity and ambiguous thought that sometimes appears before us out of the fog.

Come one, come all!

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