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Closed for Easter – open only saturday 20th April.

Apr 16 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

OPENING TIMES FOR EASTER

>Closed thursday 18th
>CLosed friday 19th
>OPEN saturday 20th April
>Closed Easter sunday
>Closed Monday 22nd

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MA students upcoming graduation show

Apr 16 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

MA IUA graduating students are preparing their graduation show in Nýló.
Curator is Becky Forsythe.

More information soon.

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CLOSED FOR INSTALLATION

Mar 04 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

We are closed for installation, opening again on the 14th March with a solo show by Arna Óttarsdóttir

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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)

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(Íslenska) Eygló Harðardóttir er myndlistarmaður ársins 2019!

Feb 22 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

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

Feb 15 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

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

Feb 06 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

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(Íslenska) Opið umsóknarferli – Valið úr innsendum tillögum

Jan 31 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

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8. February – Artist Talk by Bjarki Bragason, THREETHOUSAND AND NINE YEARS

Jan 22 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

8 February, 20:00
Artist talk by Bjarki Bragason, THREETHOUSAND AND NINE YEARS

Artist Talk by Bjarki Bragason about his exhibition THREETHOUSAND AND NINE YEARS in The Living Art Museum. The talk will be in Icelandic.

The Living Art Museum has two exhibitions on show, THREETHOUSAND AND NINE YEARS by Bjarki Bragason and Cryptopia One: A Beginning Is A Very Delicate Time by Kolbeinn Hugi.

The museum is open till 22:00 on museum night

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24th January -Artist talk: Kolbeinn Hugi and Bjarki Bragason

Jan 22 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

Thursday 24. january kl. 18:00

Artist talk: Kolbeinn Hugi and Bjarki Bragason
Welcome to join our artist talk with the exhibiting artists Kolbeinn Hugi and Bjarki Bragason from 18 pm on the 24th of January in the Living Art Museum. Access is free and everyone is welcome.

The talk will be in icelandic but questions are welcome in english.

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THANK YOU for a great party !

Jan 10 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

Dear members and friends, thank you for the amazing party last saturday!
You are great. Go NÝLÓ !

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Rúmelsi #3: STREYMI, Ekkisens í Nýló

Dec 12 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Rúmelsi #3

Ekkisens i Nýlistasafninu
14.12.2018 -16.12.2018

Seiðlistakonurnar Andrea Ágústa Aðalsteinsdóttir, Freyja Eilíf, Heiðrún Viktorsdóttir, Sigthora Odins opna sýninguna STREYMI í Nýlistasafninu, föstudaginn 14. desember 20:00 – 22:00. Sýningin er partur af sýningaröð safnsins “Rúmelsi” þar sem áhersla er lögð á frumkvæði listamanna, en STREYMI er sýningarverkefni Ekkisens í safninu.
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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.

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Sound recording of Spaces by Artists: a conversation on artist initiatives

Dec 05 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Upptakan frá samtalinu um frumkvæði listamanna er loksins komin í loftið. Skránum er skipt niður eftir dagskrárliðum.

1. Pallas Projects og Artist-Run Europe – Mark Cullen

2. Stop Over Program – Unnar Örn, Ingólfur Arnarson, Eggert Pétursson

3. Kling&Bang og Harbinger – Edda Sigurjónsdóttir, Úlfur Grönvold, Steinunn Önnudóttir

4. Sköpunarmiðstöðin Stöðvarfirði – Una Sigurðardóttir og Vinnie Wood

5. Ritstjórn bókar um listamannarekin rými – Unnar Örn, Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, Birkir Karlsson

6. Umræður, spurningar, hugleiðingar, OPEN – Edda Sigurjónsdóttir, Mark Cullen, Birta Guðjónsdóttir, Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, Sindri Leifsson, Una Sigurðardóttir, Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir

Hægt er að vista skrárnar eða hlusta á þær í vafranum.

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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

Ballads

Love / hate letters

Boiler room dj set via skype by Sjoerd van Leeuwen

Flaming hot entertainment

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Rúmelsi #2:Coffee Break by Laumulistasamsteypan

Nov 23 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Rúmelsi # 2:

COFFEE BREAK

Laumulistasamsteypan

27.11.2018-02.12.2018

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

Nov 19 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

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10. Nov. 2018 – Spaces by Artists, a Conversation on Artist Run Initiatives

Nov 09 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

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 Murphy.

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).

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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.

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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.

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Women’s Strike 2018: The Living Art Museum Closes at 02:55 pm today

Oct 24 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum closes today, 24th October, at 02:55 PM

Calculating the Time of the Strike

The time of departure for women is calculated as the percentage of “income from work” that women get compared to men, the “gender overall earnings gap”. Important: This is not the unexplained “gender pay gap”.

More information on the webpage kvennafri.is and facebook.com/kvennafri. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #kvennafrí and follow the strike @kvennafri.

Don’t Change Women, Change the World!

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Artist Talk 18.10.2018 – Another Space, Eygló Harðardóttir and Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir

Oct 18 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Artist talk
18.10.2018 at 20:00
Eygló Harðardóttir and Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir

On the occasion of Another Space, an exhibition by Eygló Harðardóttir, The Living Art Museum warmly welcomes you to an artist talk with Eygló and Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir. The event starts at 20:00 Thursday the 18th of October at The Marshall House. The talk will take place in icelandic and be open to everyone.

Works by Eygló Harðardóttir gather together in Another Space, like crystals in constant growth, like reactive moments to material that has accumulated in process with the artist. Some works assist in displacing the space they occupy by implying an alternate to it. Others ground it, fasten it and make us aware of it. They weightlessly balance upon colour, content and a trust in found unaltered components. They assemble with a sense of impermanence and build new space.

For Eygló, works happen as an intuitive approach to the material, with no planned or perceived endpoint in sight, but rather a way of marking moments on surfaces. She explores the edges of the material, their structure, potential, discards and employs the opportunity to shift them. It is often more than not that the remnants of a long conversation with the material becomes the work we view in the end. In that process, and here in the exhibition, the material is stretched out, suspended, adjusted and re-arranged.

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Book launch, 11. oct: We Are Here

Oct 09 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

11.10.2018 at 20:00

Book launch and installation
Artist talk with Detel Aurand and Claudia Hausfeld

A reading from We are Here by Unnur Jökulsdóttir

The Living Art Museum welcomes you to the release of We are Here, an artist book by Detel Aurand. It will take place on Thursday the 11th of October at The Marshall House. On the occasion there will be an artist talk with Detel Aurand and Claudia Hausfeld followed by a reading from We are Here by Unnur Jökulsdóttir. The program starts at 20:00 and the artist talk will take place in English. In connection with the publication an installation will be on display in the entrance hall of The Living Art Museum until October 16th.

Beginning and end, black and white, inhale and exhale, young and old—and everything in between. These ties, often imperceptible to the human eye, are explored by Berlin artist Detel Aurand in this work. Her book, We are Here, brings together artistic works created over the last twenty years, photos from the artist’s personal collection, and an autobiographical text about the relationship between Detel Aurand and her partner Jón Sigurgeirsson (1909-2003), between Iceland and Berlin. As hinted by the title, We are Here deals with our perception of time. Are we able to see into the now? What is visible, what stays hidden? It is an intimate and equally universal work about the simultaneity of all things and about how ostensible boundaries and borders dissolve when we encounter timeless beauty.

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Nýló currently working on book of Artist-Run Spaces in Reykjavík 1965 – 2018

Sep 25 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Dear Artists,

The Living Art Museum is currently working on a publication of Artist-run Spaces in Reykjavík 1965 – 2018. The book covers content and material from Nýló´s archive of Artist-Run Initiatives, and will highlight the important role of artists in the development of the Reykjavík art scene.

If you have participated in the development of an artist-run space, non-profit and have original copies of exhibition catalogues, texts and / or photographs (please do not include newspaper articles), please contact the museum at archive@nylo.is.

The deadline to submit material is October 12th, 2018!

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Pressure of the Deep: Action II

Aug 03 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Gjörningur II // Action II
Saga Sigurðardóttir
Fim / Thu – 08.08.2018
20:00 – 21:00

Touching Blank

Time for action – again.

As a part of The Living Art Museum´s 40th anniversary exhibition, Pressure of the Deep, the installation Touching Blank by Saga S.dóttir will be engaged with and re-invented – for the second time this summer.

The ingredients of the installation will be communicated with 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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OBBSIDIAN©: PRODUCT LAUNCH – PARTY

Jul 31 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

OBBSIDIAN©: VÖRUKYNNING – PARTÍ / OBBSIDIAN©: PRODUCT LAUNCH – PARTY
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 nylo@nylo.is 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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Artist Book Talk with Ragna Róbertsdóttir & Studio Studio

May 16 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum invites you to a book talk with Ragna Róbertsdóttir and Studio Studio (Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson, Birna Geirfinnsdóttir) about the recent publication ‘Ragna Róbertsdóttir Works 1984 – 2017’, Thursday May 17th at 8pm in The Marshall House.

The talk will take place in Icelandic, is free and open to all.

Studio Studio consists of designers Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson and Birna Geirfinnsdóttir. Their key projects are within the field of book design, typography, identity and editorial work.

Arnar and Birna will discuss the preparation of the book, from conceptual work to full print realization.

‘Ragna Róbertsdóttir Works 1984 – 2017’ is an extensive monograph oF Ragna´s practice, which offers a coherent look into her works from the eighties to the present. The book is published alongside her current exhibition at The Living Art Museum by DISTANZ, Berlin.

Between mountain and tide is open until May 20th, between 12 – 6pm.

It is possible to get your copy of the publication in the museum – at a special price – while the exhibition Milli fjalls og fjöru (Between mountain and tide) stands.

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Between mountain and tide / Guided tour and artist talk

Apr 04 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum is pleased to invite you to an open talk with artist Ragna Róbertsdóttir and curator Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir on Sunday April 8, 2018 at 2 pm about the exhibition Between mountain and tide in The Living Art Museum, The Marshall House.

The exhibition considers works in light of their current time and location, more than thirty years from Ragna´s first solo exhibition in The Living Art Museum in 1986.

Between mountain and tide traces a record through landscape, evidence of Ragna´s meticulous relation to materials found in nature. Confronted by the remains of volcanoes, the evolution of shells from the sea or multiples of cut lava, these materials mark an innate compulsion to see, feel, collect and contain before being able to understand. They form microcosms for the world – not in the least Ragna´s – and make effort to grasp it.

Curated by Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir and Becky Forsythe
Exhibition design by Ásmundur Hrafn Sturluson

Accompanying the exhibition is an extensive monograph on Ragna´s practice published by DISTANZ and offering a coherent look into her works from the eighties to the present.

It is possible to get your copy of the publication in The Living Art Museum, at special cost, while the exhibition stands.

The talk will be offered in Icelandic and English

Entrance is free and all are welcome!

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Walk & Talk / Distant Matter

Mar 07 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Walk & Talk / Distant Matter
With Katrín Agnes Klar & Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir
Thursday March 8, 2018
Talk begins at 8pm

The Living Art Museum is pleased to invite you to a “walk and talk” through Distant Matter, at 8pm in The Marshall House. Katrín Agnes Klar will be present on behalf of herself and Lukas Kindermann and engage in dialogue with Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir in regards to the current exhibition.

At 8:45 Edda Kristín will walk guests up to Kling & Bang, where Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir will discuss her current exhibition Evolvement, which opened on March 3, 2018, with visitors.

Both exhibitions close on March 11th, so this is the perfect opportunity to have deeper insight into the works in the exhibitions and to consider the artists´thoughts.

The talk will take place in Icelandic, is free of charge and open to all.

Distant matter brings together work by artists Katrín Agnes Klar and Lukas Kindermann for the first time together to this extent.

By disconnecting and re-orientating impressions of matter through individual works, the artists take transmitted information, 3D replicas, popsicle-coloured screensaver gradients and poster horizons as a means to ask basic questions of everyday representations and the orderly system of the cosmos.

We kindly welcome you to join us there!

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Distant Matter on Museum Night

Jan 31 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

Distant Matter
Katrín Agnes Klar & Lukas Kindermann
19.01.18 – 11.03.18
Curator Becky Forsythe

The Living Art Museum welcomes you to a guided tour with curator Becky Forsythe through the exhibition Distant Matter / Katrín Agnes Klar and Lukas Kindermann, Friday February 2nd at 8:00pm in The Marshall House.

The tour will take place in English and is open to all.

Distant matter brings together works by Katrín Agnes Klar (b.1985) and Lukas Kindermann (b.1984) for the first time to this extent at The Living Art Museum. By disconnecting and re-orientating impressions of matter through individual works, the exhibition takes transmitted information, 3D replicas from space, popsicle-coloured screensaver gradients and poster horizons as a means to ask basic questions of everyday representations and leap out into the orderly system of the cosmos.

Museum Night takes place 2. February 2018 and is Winter Lights Festival’s most popular event. Museums across the capital area open their doors and entertain their guests with happenings such as dance, theatre, lectures, live music, film, literature readings and much more free of charge. All museums are open from 18.00-23.00.

Museum Night is part of Winter lights festival Reykjavík
http://winterlightsfestival.is/

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Distant Matter: Artists´ talk with curator

Jan 18 2018 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum is pleased to invite you to an open talk with artists Katrín Agnes Klar and Lukas Kindermann, and curator Becky Forsythe on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 2 pm in The Living Art Museum, Marshall House.

Guests will have the opportunity to ask the artists about their work and gain inside view into the making of Distant Matter, the collaboration between the artists, curator and The Living Art Museum.

The talk will be offered in English.
Entrance is free and all are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Image: Lukas Kindermann, 1:1, 3D-Printed Silica Sand, 67,0 cm x 24,8 cm x 51,8 cm, 2016, photo by Dominik Gigler

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Christmas Pudding on Wintersolstice

Dec 18 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Please join us for Nýló “Christmas Pudding” on Thursday evening, Winter solstice, at The Living Art Museum in The Marshall House.

From 5pm The Foodless Foodmarket will open, a sale booth containing exclusively inedible food art and RADIO SANDWICH will launch a listening party!

At 8pm a reading of six poets will take place, Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir, Fríða Ísberg, Hallgrímur Helgason, Jón Örn Loðmfjörð, Kristín Ómarsdóttir og Kött Grá Pjé, will all read from their newly published poetry books.

The Foodless Foodmarket will only be open this one night, from 17-21. The booth has works in stock by Ívar Glói Gunnarsson, Geirþrúður Einarsdóttir and Gylfi Freeland Sigurðsson, Bára Bjarnardóttir and Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir. A special wrapping service will be offered to buyers, in style of the Foodless Foodmarket. A unique opportunity to finish Christmas shopping in style!

Radio Sandwich is a new medium specifically made for musical work by fine artists. In this broadcast, titled “RADIO SANDWICH: EP 1” five new works will have their debut. The musical works are by participating artists of the Foodless Foodmarket, this time under the names of 900 points, Mr. Glowie, Queen B and Bossy.

The organisers of the Foodless Foodmarket & Radio Sandwich are Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir and Bára Bjarnadóttir.

At 8pm, six authors will read from their newly published books
Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir – Flórída
Fríða Ísberg – Slitförin
Hallgrímur Helgason – Fiskur af himni
Jón Örn Loðmfjörð – Sprungur
Kristín Ómarsdóttir – Kóngulær í sýningargluggum
Kött Grá Pjé – Hin svarta útsending

We look forward seeing you!

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Open call for proposals

Dec 05 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The board of The Living Art Museum invites proposals for work to be exhibited in a group exhibition held on the occasion of the museum’s 40th anniversary.

The exhibition will open in June 2018 and continue throughout the summer.

5 – 6 successful proposals in total will be selected by the board from the submissions, with special attention given to applications that address contemporary issues and current events. Applicants with five years of practice or less are especially encouraged to apply. MA students and prospective BA graduates of 2018 are also welcome to submit proposals.

The board and staff of The Living Art Museum will provide the selected proposals with a small honorarium for material and production, an exhibition fee, installation assistance, design and printing of exhibition material, promotion, documentation and opening.

The exhibition will bring the selected proposals together with certain works from the collection of The Living Art Museum, spanning different periods and decades.

The Living Art Museum (Nýló) is a non-profit, artist-run museum and venue for contemporary art. The board of Nýló is committed to promoting critical discourse, progressive practice and experimental work in the field of contemporary art, to collecting and preserving work by artists who exhibit in the museum, and documents relating to the history of art, with focus on artist initiatives and performance art in Iceland.

Application deadline is January 15, 2018 at 12 o’clock midnight.

Submissions must include, in the following order:

1. Artwork proposal and detailed description of technical and installation requirements (max. 600 words in Icelandic or English)
2. Budget plan for the work proposed
3. Current CV (max. 2 pgs)
4. Support material / images (max. 6). All material must be labeled clearly with title, year, medium and dimensions

Proposal, CV, budget and image list should be submitted together as a single PDF attachment, no larger than 10 MB. Support material may be submitted separately in another attachment. Microsoft Word documents and submission text in the body of email correspondence will not be accepted.

For sound, video or time-based submissions, we ask that you please include a direct link to the content via your website or host page (Vimeo, etc.). Please do not include video files in your email application, we will only accept links to this material.

Please send your proposals to applications(at)nylo.is by midnight on January 15, 2018 with the subject line Nýló for 40 years.

The board of The Living Art Museum reserves the right to final decisions in accepting and declining proposals without further explanation. All applications must be submitted on the deadline via email. Hardcopies will not be accepted.

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NÝLÓ ART BINGO

Nov 29 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The Living Art Museum invites you to NÝLÓ ART BINGO, Saturday December 16th between 4pm – 6pm at The Marshall House.

Prizes include more than 25 artworks by great artists!

The event will be that day only, starting at 4pm, on the dot, doors open at 3:30pm.

BINGO CARDS can be reserved in advance through nylo(at)nylo.is or purchased at the door before and during the event.

A special BONUS ROUND will be available to those who buy two or more bingo cards.

Important informations:
Please take note that there will be 5 rounds. Each round will take approximately 20 minutes and the same bingo card will be valid during all rounds.

BINGO CARD PRICES:
1 BINGO CARD – 3.900 KR
2 BINGO CARDS – 7.500 KR
3 BINGO CARDS – 10.000 KR

Artists contributing this year:
Anna Líndal
Arnar Ásgeirsson
Ásta Ólafsdóttir
Auður Lóa Guðnadóttir
Bára Bjarnadóttir
Bjarki Bragason
Claudia Hausfeld
Eva Ísleifsdóttir
Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir
Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir
Hreinn Friðfinnsson
Ívar Glói Gunnarsson
Jeannette Castioni
Kristín Dóra Ólafsdóttir
Kristín Rúnarsdóttir
Kristján Steingrímur
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson
Logi Leó Gunnarsson
Páll Haukur Björnsson
Ragna Róbertsdóttir
Rakel McMahon
Rebecca Erin Moran
Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson
Sigurður Ámundason
Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir
Una Margrét Árnadóttir
Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir
Þóranna Björnsdóttir
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Moving Off the Land / Joan Jonas & María Huld Markan in Tjarnarbíó Cinema

Oct 01 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Sequences proudly introduces a special experimental lecture and performance by honorary artist Joan Jonas in collaboration with Icelandic composer María Huld Markan.

The event will be held at Tjarnarbíó on October 8th at 8 p.m. Ticket sales are to be found at www.tix.is

Joan Jonas is the honorary artist of Sequences VIII, now in its eighth edition, taking place all over Reykjavík.

In addition to her performance at Tjarnarbíó Jonas will open Does the Mirror Make the Picture, an extensive exhibition of her work from various time periods.

Jonas’ exhibition at The Living Art Museum opens on October 6th, the first day of the festival and is open until December 10th 2017.

Jonas (b.1936 New York) is a pioneering video artist. Since the 1960’s she has created groundbreaking multidisciplinary works that investigate time-based structures and the politics of spectatorship. Her projects often simultaneously incorporate elements of theater, dance, sound, text, drawing, sculpture, and video projection. In newer videoworks, performances and installations Jonas has sought out collaborations with musicians and dancers, in addition to drawing from literary sources and mythic tales in realizing her multi-layered explorations.

María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (b. 1980) is a composer and a violinist. She graduated as a violinist from the Reykjavik College of Music in 2000 and with a Bachelor’s degree in composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2007. As well as composing her own music, María has for the past decade performed music around the world with her band, amiina, as well as recorded and collaborated with a range of other bands and artists

Sequences is a ten day biennale held in Reykjavík on 6.-15. October 2017. The aim of Sequences aims to produce and present progressive visual art with a special focus on time-based mediums such as performance, sonic works, video, and public interventions.

Curator of Sequences VIII is Margot Norton, curator at the New Museum in New York and will the festival provide an outstanding array of offerings by various artists and musicians.

To learn more about the festival and its program, visit www.sequences.is

Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York/Rome

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Music and Reading on the Magic Mountain

Sep 20 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain welcomes you to the third and last evening-wake in The Living Art Museum, Music and reading on the Magic Mountain, September 21st at 8pm.

Readers:
Brynja Cortes Andrésdóttir
Eiríkur Guðmundsson
Laufey Jensdóttir
Sturla Sigurðarson
Þórhallur Eyþórsson

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Composers:
J. S. Bach [1685- 1750]
M. de Falla [1876- 1946]
F. Schubert [1797- 1828]
G. Verdi [1813- 1901]
R. Wagner [1813- 1883]

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain (2013-2020)* is an experiment with time and space, exploring levels of consciousness, knowledge and sensibility, old and new. We want to go beyond the borders of self-assumed existential conditions, and at the same time we have to acknowledge and face past and present forces of creativity and destruction.

We approach them through art, literature, conversation, action. We leave the stage and at the same time remain, seeking, to be found within and without. We sense the project as a conception and birth of a single, fractured mind, individual works merge and flow together in collective, temporary spaces of experience. We excavate the wasteland of consumers, consumed with endless shortage and craving for more, when nothing more is to be had.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Expedition welcomes you to three evening wakes:

Thursday September 7th, 8 pm – The Artist as a Medium.
Thursday September 14th, 8pm – Cartography and Translations.
Thursday September 21st, 8pm – Music from the Magic Mountain.

*Members of the expedition are Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gauti Kristmannsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Karlotta Blöndal, Steingrímur Eyfjörd and Unnar Örn Auðarson.

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The Living Art Museum participates in Flotilla, Canada

Sep 15 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

From the 21st to 24th of September 2017 The Living Art Museum will gather with like minds in the east coast of Canada to participate in Flotilla / Flotille, a biennial gathering of Canadian artist-run centres hosted by Atlantis.

Taking place in Charlottetown, PEI, the biennial brings together a community of curators, thinkers, artists, and cultural workers to consider the flexible, responsive, and provisional forms of organization that are increasingly necessary for the sustained evolution of contemporary artist-run culture.

Associate Director Elín Þórhallsdóttir, along with artists Una Margret Arnadottir and Örn Alexander Amundason will present performing archive on-site and consider the role of the artist in collecting and archiving the performance medium and the The Living Art Museum´s performance archive.

Akin to The Living Art Museum´s long and sometimes nomadic history, the mobile performing archive explores shifts in contemporary archives. A depository for social memory, oral history, experience and live, time-based practice, performing archive replicates the preserved parallel history of the local art scene in Iceland found in the museum. Evolving boxes appear and embody performance, like companions to the original, and are a catalyst for questions such as: What kind of dialogue, language, tools and equipment are necessary for collecting performance in artist-run museums? Is it possible to occupy and convey the “performance moment” in a certain environment through archival material? Also what evidence should remain? How should the process include the artist? What is revealed about museums and institutions in their attempts to collect performance? And what can be done with this material? In confronting this investigation with artists Una Margret Arnadóttir and Örn Alexander Ámundason, performing archive directs attention to the momentary nature of the medium.

Una Margrét Árnadóttir is a visual artist based in Reykjavik, Iceland. She graduated from Malmö Art Academy in Sweden in 2013, since then she has participated in various exhibitions for example in Iceland, Europe and Egypt.

Örn Alexander Ámundason is a visual artist from Reykjavik, Iceland. He finished his studies from Malmö Art Academy in 2011. Since then he has exhibited in Iceland, USA, Germany and the Nordic Countries to name a few.

Flotilla / Flotille is the first transnational gathering focusing on nomadic and temporary elements of contemporary artist-run culture in Atlantic Canada. Participants from around the world will work alongside regional artists and practitioners to re-imagine artist-run culture in a series of public exhibitions, events and discussions in and around Charlottetown, PEI. Taking inspiration from a nautical metaphor of boats banded together in open water, Flotilla / Flotille speaks to the shifting tides within cultural practice: ideas of nomadism, isolation, transition, exchange, and innovation.

Follow The Living Art Museum´s activity at the biennial here

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Cartography & Translations

Sep 12 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain welcomes you to the second evening-wake in The Living Art Museum, Cartography and Translations, September 14th at 8pm.

Haraldur Erlendsson – discusses the evening’s topics
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Max Frisch [1911- 1991] – Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän / Man in the Holocene

Translation and Reader : Jón Bjarni Atlason

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain (2013-2020)* is an experiment with time and space, exploring levels of consciousness, knowledge and sensibility, old and new. We want to go beyond the borders of self-assumed existential conditions, and at the same time we have to acknowledge and face past and present forces of creativity and destruction.

We approach them through art, literature, conversation, action. We leave the stage and at the same time remain, seeking, to be found within and without. We sense the project as a conception and birth of a single, fractured mind, individual works merge and flow together in collective, temporary spaces of experience. We excavate the wasteland of consumers, consumed with endless shortage and craving for more, when nothing more is to be had.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Expedition welcomes you to three evening wakes:

Thursday September 7th, 8 pm – The Artist as a Medium.
Thursday September 14th, 8pm – Cartography and Translations.
Thursday September 21st, 8pm – Music from the Magic Mountain.

*Members of the expedition are Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gauti Kristmannsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Karlotta Blöndal, Steingrímur Eyfjörd and Unnar Örn Auðarson.

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The Artist as a Medium

Sep 04 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain welcomes you to the first evening-wake in The Living Art Museum, The artist as a Medium, September 7th at 8pm.

Gísli Magnússon – discusses the evening’s topics
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Edith Södergran [1892- 1923] – The Country that does not exists…

Readers: Soffía Bjarnadóttir / Marloes Antje Robijn
Translation: Njörður P. Njarðvík

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain (2013-2020)* is an experiment with time and space, exploring levels of consciousness, knowledge and sensibility, old and new. We want to go beyond the borders of self-assumed existential conditions, and at the same time we have to acknowledge and face past and present forces of creativity and destruction.

We approach them through art, literature, conversation, action. We leave the stage and at the same time remain, seeking, to be found within and without. We sense the project as a conception and birth of a single, fractured mind, individual works merge and flow together in collective, temporary spaces of experience. We excavate the wasteland of consumers, consumed with endless shortage and craving for more, when nothing more is to be had.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Expedition welcomes you to the following events:

Thursday September 7th, 8 pm – The Artist as a Medium.

Thursday September 14th, 8pm – Cartography and Translations.

Thursday September 21st, 8pm – Music from the Magic Mountain.

*Members of the expedition are Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gauti Kristmannsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Karlotta Blöndal, Steingrímur Eyfjörd and Unnar Örn Auðarson.

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Joan Jonas, Sequences VIII Honorary Artist’s debut in The Living Art Museum

Aug 29 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Sequences VIII

Sequences opens its ten-day biennial in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 6, 2017 and proudly presents the work of twenty-one local and international artists and honorary artist Joan Jonas in this eighth edition.

An offspring of the dynamic art scene that thrives in Reykjavík, Sequences Real Time Art Festival is an independent biennial that aims to produce and present progressive visual art with a special focus on time-based mediums such as performance, sonic works, video, and public interventions. Sequences VIII features a selection of artists and performers, many of whom engage in cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The hub of Sequences VIII will be the newly opened Marshall House, home to the artist-run spaces The Living Art Museum and Kling & Bang. The festival will also take place in other artist-run and publicly funded locations throughout Reykjavik. A blossoming off-venue program will be presented alongside the curated program

Margot Norton, curator at the New Museum in New York, is the curator of Sequences VIII.

“Elastic Hours”

While Sequences uses the term “real time” to refer to time-based media, “Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours” considers how the term might be applied to the experience of art making, exploring how artists manipulate time as a raw material. Stretching, echoing, and inverting hours, the works included in Sequences VIII often go beyond standardized metrics such as clocks to investigate alternative systems for measuring and experiencing time. These works remind us that our daily rhythms are not solely determined by tradition and locality but also rooted in the natural forces, beyond our control.

The passage of time is acutely palpable in Iceland in particular, as with the region’s seasonal extremes in the duration of daylight hours and mercurial weather conditions. In charting the passage of time through unconventional means, the artists included bring heightened awareness and critical insights into our relationships with objects, society, and the universe around us.

Honorary artist: Joan Jonas

Since the late 1960s, Joan Jonas (b. 1936 New York. Lives and works in New York) has created groundbreaking multidisciplinary works that investigate time-based structures and the politics of spectatorship.

Her projects often simultaneously incorporate elements of theater, dance, sound, text, drawing, sculpture, and video projection. They rely on alternate identities, narrative symbols and threads, but they also refuse linearity, privileging instead the doubled and fractured tale.

A pioneer of video art, Jonas began using the Portapak video system in 1970 to explore the shifts that occur from the camera to the projection to the body and the space of the live action. For her recent videos, performances, and installations, Jonas has frequently collaborated with musicians and dancers and has drawn from literary sources and mythic tales in realizing her multi-layered explorations.

For Sequences, Jonas will present a solo exhibition at The Living Art Museum, which will include a selection of works from throughout her career—from her early videos Wind (1968) and Song Delay (1973) to stream or river or flight or pattern (2016/2017), a project that she conceived on recent travels to Venice, Singapore, Nova Scotia, and Vietnam.

She will also present a performance at Tjarnarbíó on Sunday, October 8, featuring a new collaboration with Icelandic composer and musician María Huld Markan.

Image: Joan Jonas, Song Delay, 1973, film still. © 2017 Joan Jonas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Organizers:
The Living Art Museum, Kling & Bang and the Icelandic Art Center are responsible for Sequences and this eighth edition is organized by a team including curator Margot Norton, producer Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir and the board of Sequences.

Sponsors:
Sequences is made possible with support from Iceland Visual Arts Fund, City of Reykjavík, Promote Iceland, Iceland Naturally and the all-embracing and invigorating collaborative effort of artists.

Artists:

– Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir (b. 1990 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Amsterdam)

– Birgir Andrésson (b. 1955 Westman Islands, Iceland. d. 2007 Reykjavík)

– Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (b. 1980 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Rvk)

– Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir (b. 1990 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Amsterdam)

– Elín Hansdóttir (b. 1980 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– David Horvitz (b. 1982 Los Angeles. Lives and works in Los Angeles) with Jófríður Ákadóttir (b. 1994 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– Anna K.E. (b. 1986, Tbilisi, Georgia. Lives and works in New York and Düsseldorf, Germany) and Florian Meisenberg (b. 1980, Berlin. Lives and works in New York and Düsseldorf, Germany)

– Alicja Kwade (b. 1979 Katowice, Poland. Lives and works in Berlin)

– Florence Lam (b. 1992, Vancouver, Canada. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– Nancy Lupo (b. 1983 Flagstaff, Arizona. Lives and works in Los Angeles)

– Sara Magenheimer (b. 1981, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lives and works in New York)

– Rebecca Erin Moran (b. 1976 Greeley, Colorado. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– Eduardo Navarro (b. 1979 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina)

– Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson (b. 1971 Reykjavík. Lives and works in Reykjavík)

– Roman Ondák (b. 1966 Žilina, Slovakia. Lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia)

– Habbý Ósk (b. 1979 Akureyri, Iceland. Lives and works in New York)

– Agnieszka Polska (b. 1985, Lublin, Poland. Lives and works in Berlin)

– Aki Sasamoto (b. 1980 Yokohama, Japan. Lives and works in New York)

– Cally Spooner (b. 1983 Ascot, England. Lives and works in London and Athens, Greece)

– Una Sigtryggsdóttir (b. 1990, Reykjavik. Lives and works in Reykjavik)

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The Magic Mountain Radio

Aug 07 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

The Expedition to the Magic Mountain in collaboration with The Living Art Museum present The Magic Mountain Radio offer a series of radio podcasts updated daily over the course of fourteen days between August 7th to 21st.

The din from the mountain is carried unfiltered to listeners from August 7-21, 2017.

Each programme echoes the spring of the living soul – here you will find something you miss.

The members of the expedition are Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gauti Kristmannsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Karlotta Blöndal, Steingrímur Eyfjörð & Unnar Örn J. Auðarson.

Writers and translators: Edith Södergran/Njörður P. Njarðvík, Friedrich Nietzsche/Arthúr Björgvin Bollason og Þröstur Ásmundsson, Undína, Sigfús Daðason, Guðbergur Bergsson, Thomas Mann/Gauti Kristmannsson, Kristján Árnason, Teresa frá Avíla/Birna Bjarnadóttir, Gunnar Gunnarsson, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Dante Alighieri/Erlingur E. Halldórsson, Stefan Zweig/Halldór J. Jónsson og Ingólfur Pálmason, Guttormur J. Guttormsson.

Readers: Steingrímur Eyfjörð, Karlotta Blöndal, Haraldur Jónsson, Gauti Kristmannsson, Unnar Örn Auðarson.

Host: Birna Bjarnadóttir.

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HAPPY PEOPLE – Last Smoking Lounge

Jul 26 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

HAPPY PEOPLE
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.

We welcome you to Happy People’ s Thursdays Smoking Lounge for the fifth and last time, 27 July from 6 – 9 pm.

This Thursday visitors are invited to smoke artworks by Darri Lorenzen (IS), Gustav Wideberg (SE), Juan-pedro Fabra Guemberena (UY/SE), Yaima Carrazana (CU) & Yazan Khalili (PS).

SMOKING LOUNGE SCHEDULE
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)

While the pipes are being fired up for the last time, three artists – Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Gunnar Gunnsteinsson and Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir will take the stage and perform between 6 – 9 pm.

It’s the last exhibition week of Happy People – A smoking lounge offering a selection of objects and artwork that have been selected and created for you to interact with.

The exhibition is open until 30th July

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Applications for Internships with The Living Art Museum in 2018

Jul 11 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Thank you to all who have contacted us with interest in participating in an internship with The Living Art Museum!

We are fully booked with interns for 2017 and encourage only those with interest in becoming an intern in 2018 to visit us at the museum or contact the office at nylo(at)nylo.is.

If you would like to submit an application we ask that you please include a letter of motivation stating why The Living Art Museum is of interest to you and what goals and experience you hope to achieve by participating in an internship with the museum and your current CV.

Please send inquires to nylo(at)nylo.is – all inquires will be responded to in good time.

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HAPPY PEOPLE – smoking lounges on Thursdays

Jun 28 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

HAPPY PEOPLE
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.

SMOKING SCHEDULE
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 Living Art Museum releases the book Án titils / Untitled

May 26 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Án titils / Untitled
Ólafur Lárusson

Edited by: Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir & Becky Forsythe
Design: Studio – Studio(Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson & Birna Geirfinnsdóttir)
Translation: Kolbrún Ýr Einarsdóttir, Becky Forsythe
Proofreading: Auður Aðalsteinsdóttir, Guðrún Inga Ragnarsdóttir, Elin Thordarson
Selection of photographs and material from the Ólafur Lárusson Archive: Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir & Becky Forsythe
Other documentation: Vigfús Birgisson, National Gallery of Iceland
Icelandic / English
pgs. 184
230 x 170 mm
Price: 4.900 ISK
Edition 700
©
The Living Art Museum
2017
ISBN 978-9935-24-167-2
Available
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On June 2nd The Living Art Museum will release Án titils / Untitled, a publication of the works, archival material and contributions made by artist Ólafur Lárusson (1951-2014), one of the museum’s founding members.

The book follows the exhibition Rolling Line, now occupying The Living Art Museum in the Marshall House until June 11th.

Án titils / Untitled includes a large selection of archive material from Ólafur´s studio, acquired by the museum last year as a gift on behalf of the artist by his family.

The book also includes an introductory text by Halldór Björn Runólfsson, and interviews with Ólafur´s friends and contemporaries, including Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Hildur Hákonardóttir, Kees Visser, Kristján Guðmundsson, Magnús Pálsson, Níels Hafstein, Rúrí, Sigurður Guðmundsson and Þór Vigfússon.

The artist´s own voice also comes through in fragments of interviews taken with Ólafur and closely connected to a chronology following the life of the artist.

This is the first time that a book is published on Ólafur Lárusson´s work.

The book is edited by Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir and Becky Forsythe, and designed by Studio – Studio, Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson and Birna Geirfinnsdóttir.

We hope that this publication and the exhibition Rolling Line, which span a decade of Ólafur´s practice, contribute to a better understanding of the artist and his work.

An artist’s archive is inevitably personal; an unedited history hidden away and tucked between the pages of an otherwise organized order of things. Unfinished or incomplete ideas hinting towards the ongoing process of creativity surface in the immediacy of the material and the mark of the artist´s accidental habits and gestures. Access to this intimate parallel allows our own imaginations to run wild in the freedom of Ólafur´s world. In the process it becomes possible to continue history by adding footnotes and rearrangement. The things left behind become moments anew. The past is pulled into the present. And the black and white recording is seen in colour again.

Wandering through the material has been a joint venture with the artist that has stood us alongside those audience members in 1978. The relevancy of his works and archival memory have enabled us to gaze upon Ólafur as he stood where the grass grew, or collaborated with the wild Arctic Terns. When he somersaulted “out and about in the mountains”, and buried his head under the moss-covered landscape, crashed through the glass, and rolled himself up in dandelions, paint and smoke with the dead-end rainbow. In his endless curiosity, sentimentality and unshakable romance with nature and his environment, his view through the lens, the ritualism, and his resonating lightness, humor and adventure. Sorting through the piles that assemble the Ólafur Lárusson Archive has been full of echoing black and white rainbows and moments of dust sparkles glittering gold in the passed and blazing sunlight.”

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Summer Opening Hours in Breiðholt

May 17 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Over the course of summer 2017 The Living Art Museum in Breiðholt will be open every other Wednesday between 10-14 beginning May 24th.

Open dates:

May 24, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16 and August 30

and by special appointment.

Guests are invited to take this opportunity to visit the current exhibition READ THROUGH, which focuses on thematic research done by curator Heiðar Kári Rannversson into the museum´s bookwork collection and the nature of this specific medium.

Although The Living Art Museum´s primary exhibition space and office has moved to The Marshall House and LHÍ student-run gallery RÝMD has moved into the former bakery in Völvufell, the museum continues to house the collection and operate a collection project space in Breiðholt, where exhibitions provide an opportunity to for school and group visits, and to fulfil research requests.

To book a school visit or guided tour please follow here.

For further questions and to inquire about making a special appointment please contact collection manager Becky Forsythe at archive(at)nylo.is.

Please note that although we do our best to fulfill requests, it is not always possible to so without proper advance and we ask kindly that special requests be made with that consideration.

The Living Art Museum in Breiðholt is located at 13-21 Völvufell, 111 Reykjavík.

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