7.27.2022

News

The Living Art Museum is calling for registrations for pop-up projects in Limbó, the museum's new experimental space. With emphasis on processual work and experiments Limbó is conceived as an evolving platform for works in progress, performances, installations, discursive events, public readings, research presentations and various short-term projects seeking public encounters.

Limbó is a platform for artists, curators and others working in the field of contemporary visual art. Projects can range from a few hours and up to a two week period. Registrations will be accepted for selected dates in the period of August 25th 2022 to March 5th 2023*. Deadline for registration is two weeks prior to preferred dates for the project. If a project is selected, the applicant(s) will receive an email from nylo(at)nylo.is, with a confirmation or new date suggestions (fx. in the case of a double booking). Projects my be declined if they don't fit the objectives of the space.

Criteria and objective

The aim is to emphasize process, diversity of perspectives and experiments in contemporary fine art practices. The space is conceived to answer a need for space on short notice, and is not intended as a venue for exhibitions in the sense that we are used to but for projects that challenge the accepted frameworks of public presentations. Limbó is not a space for student projects.

Registration process

Fill in the registration form here, information that needs to be provided is:

# 1— Name and contact information

# 2 — A short description of the proposed project. 100-250 words

# 3 — Image that can be used for promotional purposes

# 4 — A brief description of the applicant's background. 100-150 words

# 5 — Dates. Specific dates for the project to take place. Projects can range from a few hours and up to two weeks. See availability here*.

Facilities and contributions of the Living Art Museum:

Limbó is a living space that, in addition to experimental projects, houses the museum's bookstore, reception and other events and groups such as the Living Art Museum's Reading Club. Here is a drawing of the space and the area (yellow) reserved for Limbó projects, but meetings and/or other events can also take place in the space alongside the projects. 

The Living Art Museum’s contribution to each project is ISK 15-25.000, depending on the duration. Nýló communicates and presents the projects on all the museum's media, sends announcements to the media, photographs projects/events and handles invigilation.

Applicants are responsible for the organization and installation, as well as returning the space in the same condition as it was when it was received. The Living Art Museum provides spackle and paint to restore the space after each project, if applicants plan on painting the walls it is their responsibility to paint it back to its original color, and carry out the cost. Install for each project is from 10—17 two days before project launch, and deinstall is from 10—17 the day after each project ends. 

The Living Art Museum's technical equipment is available to applicants if the gear is not already in use. 

*Dates can be subject to change.

** The calendar is updated as we go.

Image:

Egill Sæbjörnsson, Object Species Virtuality, 2022. From Last Museum (Reykjavík Edition) curated by Nadim Samman. Produced in collaboration with KW Berlin. Photography: Owen Fiene for Reykjavik Arts Festival

The Living Art Museum is calling for registrations for pop-up projects in Limbó, the museum's new experimental space. With emphasis on processual work and experiments Limbó is conceived as an evolving platform for works in progress, performances, installations, discursive events, public readings, research presentations and various short-term projects seeking public encounters.

Limbó is a platform for artists, curators and others working in the field of contemporary visual art. Projects can range from a few hours and up to a two week period. Registrations will be accepted for selected dates in the period of August 25th 2022 to March 5th 2023*. Deadline for registration is two weeks prior to preferred dates for the project. If a project is selected, the applicant(s) will receive an email from nylo(at)nylo.is, with a confirmation or new date suggestions (fx. in the case of a double booking). Projects my be declined if they don't fit the objectives of the space.

Criteria and objective

The aim is to emphasize process, diversity of perspectives and experiments in contemporary fine art practices. The space is conceived to answer a need for space on short notice, and is not intended as a venue for exhibitions in the sense that we are used to but for projects that challenge the accepted frameworks of public presentations. Limbó is not a space for student projects.

Registration process

Fill in the registration form here, information that needs to be provided is:

# 1— Name and contact information

# 2 — A short description of the proposed project. 100-250 words

# 3 — Image that can be used for promotional purposes

# 4 — A brief description of the applicant's background. 100-150 words

# 5 — Dates. Specific dates for the project to take place. Projects can range from a few hours and up to two weeks. See availability here*.

Facilities and contributions of the Living Art Museum:

Limbó is a living space that, in addition to experimental projects, houses the museum's bookstore, reception and other events and groups such as the Living Art Museum's Reading Club. Here is a drawing of the space and the area (yellow) reserved for Limbó projects, but meetings and/or other events can also take place in the space alongside the projects. 

The Living Art Museum’s contribution to each project is ISK 15-25.000, depending on the duration. Nýló communicates and presents the projects on all the museum's media, sends announcements to the media, photographs projects/events and handles invigilation.

Applicants are responsible for the organization and installation, as well as returning the space in the same condition as it was when it was received. The Living Art Museum provides spackle and paint to restore the space after each project, if applicants plan on painting the walls it is their responsibility to paint it back to its original color, and carry out the cost. Install for each project is from 10—17 two days before project launch, and deinstall is from 10—17 the day after each project ends. 

The Living Art Museum's technical equipment is available to applicants if the gear is not already in use. 

*Dates can be subject to change.

** The calendar is updated as we go.

Image:

Egill Sæbjörnsson, Object Species Virtuality, 2022. From Last Museum (Reykjavík Edition) curated by Nadim Samman. Produced in collaboration with KW Berlin. Photography: Owen Fiene for Reykjavik Arts Festival