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GRANDMASTERS GAME AND GUIDED TOUR - THE ART OF CHESS, SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY 3 PM


PAUL McCARTHYGRANDMASTERS GAME AND GUIDED TOUR  -  THE ART OF CHESS, 
SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY 3 PM

Two Icelandic Grandmasters, Fridrik Ólafsson and Helgi Ólafsson, play a chess game with one of the chess sets on display at The Art of Chess. The set is made by artist Paul McCarthy, one of the fifteen world known contemporary artists who specially made chess sets for the exhibition.
Paul MacCarthy’s named his set Kitchen Set. It is constructed entirely from random objects chosen from the contents of his kitchen, among them a ketchup bottle and rubber duck, the artist has either recast each piece to look identical to the original found object or located identical items to construct the editions. The board has been fabricated from the artists’ kitchen floor by cutting up sixty-four identical squared segments that are then arranged into a chequered chessboard.
The former World Chess Champion, Kasparov, played chess on the same set when the exhibition was in Moscow. 
Before the chess game starts a museum’s educator leads a guided tour through the chess sets on display.



Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 02.52.2015