This Thursday night, 29th of November at 19:00, Laumulistasamsteypan pauses the coffee break and opens it’s karaoke bar in the Living Art Museum. In the past, the karaoke bar has made an appearance in the bate shack of Hrísey and in At7, Amsterdam
Love / hate letters
Boiler room dj set via skype by Sjoerd van Leeuwen
Flaming hot entertainment
Rúmelsi # 2:
Welcome to Rúmelsi #2 at The Living Art Museum: Coffee Break by the artist collective Laumulistasamsteypan. During opening hours guests are welcome to stop by, for just a moment or a little while longer, and take a break with the members of the collective. Laumulistasamsteypan’s Coffee Break will take place from the 27th of November until the 2nd of December.
It’s almost starting, we’re about to do something miraculous in just a second, right after this cup of coffee. Just one more sip and that’s it. Prepare for everything that happens right after this small break – you won’t believe your eyes! But not yet, first we sip our beverage and gather strength. Get into the right mindset, you know, and calm our nerves. Incredible invention, this black bitter bean-brew. However, be careful not to look too deep into the dark liquid, it might stare back.
Before coffee was invented, people didn’t know how to take breaks. Finally there was this productivity-promising, steaming excuse to hide behind, as opposed to the idea of sitting down without an agenda. That would be absurd – downright foolish. Then there were people that didn’t drink coffee so they invented the cigarette in order to take breaks as well. It’s very important not to take it too easy, you see, never to be completely idle./p>
Laumulistasamsteypan býður þátttakendum uppá tækifæri til þess að breyta sínum skapandi vendipunkti um stund, marinerast með öðrum heilum og beina allri sinni orku og athygli að því verkefni sem liggur fyrir hverju sinni. Samsteypan getur virkað sem listrænt vítamín fyrir þátttakendur sem síast inn smám saman og látið á sér kræla á óvæntum sviðum, jafnvel mánuðum eftir að samvistinni lýkur.
Laumulistasamsteypan consists of a group of artists, annually and temporarily entwined on a small island called Hrísey in Eyjafjörður. It is a residency, a cooking club, an oddity, a festival, an un-broadcasted reality TV show, a reunion, an expedition, a radio station and a transnational project meeting, but first and foremost a summer camp for restless artists.
Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir and Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir initiated Laumulistasamsteypan (the Sly Art Association or the Hush-hush Art Alliance) in 2014. It is an amoeba that shifts shape according to the needs of the group and its organisers, sometimes its tentacles expand abroad while on other occasions it shrinks down to its smallest core.
Members of Laumulistasamsteypan 2014-2018: Ástríður Jónsdóttir, Sjuul Joosen, Sara Björg Bjarnadóttir, Arna María Kristjánsdóttir, Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir, Susan van Veen, Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir, Borghildur Tumadóttir, Gunnar Gunnsteinsson, Catoo Kemperman, Timna Tomisa, Helene Johanne Christensen, Simon Becks, Gunnar Örn Egilsson, Harriet Lansdown, Bára Bjarnadóttir, Bergur Thomas Anderson, Simon Brinck, Minne Kersten, Logi Leó Gunnarsson, Una Björg Magnúsdóttir, Natasha Taylor, Sjoerd van Leuuwen, Kristján Guðjónsson, Hrefna Guðmundsdóttir, Anton Logi Ólafsson, Sophie Lingg, Annahita Asgari, Eline Harmse & Thom van Hoek.
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Spaces by Artists brings together artist initiated, led and run spaces and projects at The Living Art Museum to emphasize the importance of artist collectivity in the context of the international art, and more specifically in the art scene in Iceland. As a meeting point, the aim of the day is to consider and activate questions related to contemporary artist-run initiatives by exploring, challenging and reconsidering the intersections, pressures and possibilities of these spaces now and for the future. It will be a space to network, to strengthen the foundation of artist collectivity, to imagine this future, and to come together to allow artist-run initiatives to raise their voices. We are interested in creating an open space and initiating a participatory platform where speakers, as well as guests, have the opportunity to share stories, highlight concerns and ask the questions that need to be asked.
Mark Cullen works with various media as an artist, curator and a cultural instigator. In 1996 he was co-founder of Pallas Studios and is currently the co-director and co-curator of PP/S. In 2007 he was co-editor of the ICAD gold award winning Pallas Heights 2003-2006, published to mark a programme of exhibitions and projects in a Dublin City Council semi-derelict housing block. In 2005 Cullen co-curated Offside at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, MAIM XI, part of the exhibition .all hawaii eNtrées / luNar reGGae at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2006, and has exhibited internationally and throughout Ireland as a solo artist and as part of the artist group Difference Engine. Most recently he co-edited the publication Artist-Run Europe: Practice / Projects / Spaces alongside Gavin Morrison.
Welcome to the book launch and performance at OPEN, November 10th
Maybe it’s the weather brings together the works of various artists; Ana Victoria Bruno (Argentina/Italy, based in Iceland), Sophie Durand (Australia, based in Iceland), Bronte Jonës (Australia, based in Scotland), Shannon Calcott (Australia), Liam Colgan (Australia), Ýmir Grönvold (Iceland) Juliane Foronda (Canada), Mark Ferkul (Canada), Natasha Lall (UK), Patricia Carolina (Mexico, based Iceland), Holly White (UK) and Lieselotte Vloeberghs (Belgium).
Dear guests, please note that the symposium will be held mainly in icelandic apart from the keynote presentation by Mark Cullen and panel discussion in english. Questions are welcome in both languages.