MUSEUM NIGTH AT REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM. FRIDAY, 13 FEBRUARY
Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir
19:00 – 24:00. Creative Move. An art workshop for the whole family. Guests will be invited to make their own chess pieces out of clay and other unusual materials.
19:00 – 24:00. Kjarval for kids – Kjarval Complete. Speculations and discussions, Kjarval’s works will be examined from the floor to the ceiling in this unique exhibition.
20:00. The Art of Chess. The Icelandic Grand Masters of chess compete on selected chess boards.
20:30. The Art of Chess – A guidance. A guidance on original and unconventional chess boards by known international artists.
21:00. Hallgerður Helga Þorsteinsdóttir, the current master of women’s chess in Iceland, will compete with the multiple champion Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir.
21:30 Kjarval – Complete. Speculations on various presentations in Kjarval’s paintings through the years. The discussions will be held in the conference room but a guided tour will take visitors through the exhibition hall.
22:00 Youth league champion of chess, Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson, will play a match against the senior’s league champion Björn Þorsteinsson, on a selected chessboard.
22:00 Ingveldur and her singers. Ingveldur Ýr and her singing group “Söngfélagar” perform a mixed musical programme from musicals like “Sound of Music”, “Rent” and “West Side Story”.
22:30, 23:00 & 23:30 Behind the scenes – The Holiest Of The Holy Unveiled. A tour of the museum’s storage rooms and the backrooms of the museum. The tours start with a 20 minute interval. The maximum number of people in each tour are 10.
23:00 Brothers in battle. International masters and brothers Björn and Bragi Þorfinnssons play a match at a selected chessboard.
Coffeshop: Some of the most prominent chess players play games of speed-chess with museum guests.
Great offers on appetizing refreshments at the coffee shop.
The Museum Night Bus departs from Flókagata at 10 – 30 – 50
Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús
19:00–24:00 Kramhúsið – A surprise dance routine, where dance and art unite.
19:00–24:00 Reykjavík Sky Window by the visual artist Óskar Ericsson. On a cold winter’s evening, a window into a bright, sunny sky opens up.
19:30 & 20:30 Erró - The Game. An playful guided tour around Gallery F, where kids can reconstruct paintings by Erró, using large blocks with sections of paintings printed on each side of the cubes. The tour is guided by the curator Ilmur Stefánsdóttir.
20:00 & 21:00 Shadow Boy – Alfreð Flóki. Discussion, moderated by curator Sjón. In this exhibition, which is the first one in 20 years by Alfreð Flóki, hand-picked pieces from the museum’s collection of his works are shown. The exhibition shows some of the artist’s well known pieces and also his early self-portraits.
21:30 ERRÓ – Point to the East, Point to the West. A guided tour in English with show curator Fee Quay.
22:00 The Duet Pikknikk in concert. Songs from their newly released CD Galdur. The Pikknikk consists of Sigríður Eyþórs and Þorsteinn Einarsson.
22:30 D11 – Pétur Már converses with guests about the exhibition. Direct your attention to the exhibition in Hafnarhúsið’s D-Room, where some prominent young artists are exhibiting in a large gallery for the first time.
23:00 A Gallery – Artist’s Talk by Ásmundur Ásmundsson. The artist discusses his exhibition that resonates with the life that is happening outside the museum’s walls.
Great offers on tasty refreshments in the cafeteria.
Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17.
The Museum Night Bus departs from Tryggvagata 17 at 39 – 59 – 19
Reykjavík Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn
20:00 AMIINA in concert. The members of the band Amiina employ all sorts of strange instruments that are played by stroking, clinging and ringing. Some chime, some resonate and others just float through your consciousness.
20:30 A Tour of the house. Sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson gave the city of Reykjavík his entire catalogue of works and home when he passed away. His daughter, Ásdís Ásmundsdóttir, grew up in the house and will be participating in tours around the museum.
21:30 AMIINA. The band Amiina will utilize the soundscape of “The Doom”, which was the first workshop owned by Ásmundur.
22:00 A Discussion of the Museum. Pétur H. Ármannsson, architect and former divisional manager of the architectural department of Reykjavík Art Museum, leads a discussion on the museum. The museum will be viewed in light of Ásmundur Sveinsson’s ideas on architecture.
Ásmundarsafn, Sigtún. Print Go back
The Museum Night Bus departs from Sigtún at 23 – 43 – 03