20 January - 10 April 2011
The inspiration for the project Without Destination is the ever-increasing flow of domestic and international tourists through Iceland. Numerous contemporary artists and scholars have studied the complex relationship between humans and the environment in this context, and their research sheds light on the many factors that contribute to the tourist’s experience. Without Destination offers audiences the opportunity to explore these ideas both through an exhibition where wanderlust, destination and the concept of place play a leading part and through a conference dedicated to nature-based tourism, held on the weekend of 5–6 February.
Without Destination was conceived by Markús Þór Andrésson, curator, and Gunnþóra Ólafsdóttir, geographer, and carried out in cooperation with the Reykjavik Art Museum, the Reykjavik Academy, and the Association of Icelandic Geographers. The project was made possible by support from the Nordic Culture Fund, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Energy and Tourism, City of Reykjavík - Department of Culture and Tourism, Visit Reykjavik, Promote Iceland, Icelandic Tourist Board, The Society of the Reykjavik Academy, The Embassy of the United States of America, Iaspis - the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual Artists, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Reykjavik, Dynamo Reykjavik, Melabúðin, Esja Travel and Hotel Holt.
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