The Art of Chess

24. january – 13. april 2009

Kjarvalsstaðir

Fifteen unique chess sets and boards made by internationally renowned contemporary artists. Each chess set has its own concept reflecting the artists’ vivid imagination. Artists include Damien Hirst, Maurizio Cattelan, Rachel Whiteread and more. Curators: Mark Sanders, Julia Royse, and Larry List.

Artists

Article by Larry List
 


EVENTS AND EDUCATION

Saturday 24 January 4 pm
Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess
Opening of the exhibition The Art of Chess and the familyworkshop Creative Move in the North Gallery. Guests can create their own chess sets throughout the exhibition's period.

Sunday 25 January
Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess
2 pm
Artists' Talk. Oliver Clegg, Paul Fryer and Alistair Mackie discuss their works on show.
3 pm Panel Discussion. Curators Mark Sanders and Larry List partake in panel discussions on chess and art along with the director of the Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafthór Yngvason.

Sunday 8 February 3 pm
Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess
Check Mate. Chess match with the chess sets on display

Sunday 22 February 3 pm
Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess
Scrutinizing Art. Discussions on the concept of aesthetics and what it has to do with chess.

Sunday 29 March 3 pm
Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess
Lecture of history of chess in collaboration with the Reykjavik Chess Academy and the Icelandic Chess Federation.

Sunday 5 April 3 pm
Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess
Check Mate. Chess match with the chess sets on display.

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Alastair Mackie, Amorphous Organic, 2008

Alastair Mackie, Amorphous Organic, 2008





 

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