Author Archive

Last chance to view current exhibitions and an artist talk with Bjarki Bragason

Mar 02 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

Last chance to view current exhibitions this weekend

Artist talk with Bjarki Bragason

03.03.19 at 15:00

Welcome to an artist talk with Bjarki Bragason and Sunna Ástþórsdóttir. Sunday the 3rd of March at 15:00 in the Marshall house. Free entry and the talk is open to all. The talk, which will be conducted in Icelandic, will take place on the last opening day for Bjarki’s current exhibition THREE THOUSAND AND NINE YEARS. This same day is also the final opening day for Kolbeinn Hugi’s solo show, Cryptopia One: A Beginning Is A Very Delicate Time. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from

(Photo: Vigfús Birgisson)

No responses yet

(Íslenska) Eygló Harðardóttir er myndlistarmaður ársins 2019!

Feb 22 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

Sorry, this entry is only available in Íslenska.

No responses yet

(Íslenska) Eygló Harðardóttir tilnefnd til íslensku myndlistarverðlaunanna fyrir sýninguna Annað Rými í Nýlistasafninu

Feb 15 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

Sorry, this entry is only available in Íslenska.

No responses yet

(Íslenska) Safnanótt í Nýló 2019: Leiðsögn um ÞJÚÞÚSUND OG NÍU ÁR

Feb 06 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

Sorry, this entry is only available in Íslenska.

No responses yet

Closed between exhibitions

Dec 06 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum is closed between exhibitions. We open again Saturday the 8th of December with Rúmelsi #3: Ekkisens takeover.

No responses yet

Laumulistasamsteypan’s karaoke bar

Nov 29 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

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

No responses yet

Rúmelsi #2:Coffee Break by Laumulistasamsteypan

Nov 23 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

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.

No responses yet

(Íslenska) Til Fulltrúa Nýlistasafnsins: Opið fyrir umsóknir um sýningu í ágúst/september 2019

Nov 19 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Sorry, this entry is only available in Íslenska.

No responses yet

Liminalities 04.11.2018

Oct 31 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum and Cycle Music and Art festival invite you to Liminalities, a music and visual art event that takes place on Sunday November 4th at 20:00 at The Marshall House. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Liminalities is a interdisciplinary project based on collaboration between contemporary visual artists, musicians and composers. When trying to grasp what goes on in one field of art production, it is also necessary to understand the forces effective in other fields.

In the process of creating music and visual art, similar questions are being asked and the open elements of play and experiment are nearly identical. Musicians and artists involve the perceiving audience and they engage with the surrounding space. In Liminalities visual art is not merely a backdrop for the music and the compositions do not serve as lounge music for an art installation. Here visual art feeds music and music carries visual art and thereby opening up new ways of engaging with the audience.

The collaboration between the visual artists, musicians and composers of Liminalities started tentatively in Berlin in 2015 and has been developing since to its current state. Throughout the period workshops, presentations and concerts have been held where the musicians, compositions and artists have met and developed common concepts that combine the processability and immediacy of music with the presence and materiality of visual art. The concert at The Living Art Museum will be the final culmination of this project.

No responses yet

Visit us


  • The Living Art Museum
  • The Marshall House
  • Grandagarður 20
  • 101 Reykjavík
  • Iceland

Opening hours

  • Tue to Sun 12 – 18
  • Thu 12 – 21
  • Closed on Mondays

Public Transportation

  • Bus number: 14
  • Stop: Grandi


  • T: +354 551 4350
  • E: nylo(at)

Book a guided tour