Rolling Line – Guided Tour on Whit Sunday

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.