Listasafn Islands


Next Sunday Ryan Parteka will give a lecture named, Tragedy of Landscape and the reemergence of romanticism in western subculture and discuss his exhibition, - Each Thousand Years, But a Day (for Caspar David Friedrich) in D-gallery at Hafnarhús.  After the talk a performance that was premirered at the opening and creates  the soundscape of the exhibition will be repeated.

For Each Thousand Years, But a Day (for Caspar David Friedrich) the space and time elements intertwine past, present and future. The installation is controlled by a computed prediction of light and darkness for Reykjavik in the next 1000 years. Blood fills and drains from three arched window panes, which is pumped through devices pulsing in tandem with the rising and setting of a simulated sun. While light floods into the space and remains for different lengths of time, darkness swallows up the room with equal disposition. Along the ceremonious beginning and ending of the simulated days, an electric guitar and a group of brass instruments solemnly bring a tempo to the rite.
Ryan Parteka lives and works in Reykjavik since 2005. He completed his master studies at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam 2004-2005 after his graduate research in time-based media from Utrecht Academy of Arts in the Netherlands.

D is a series of exhibitions at Hafnarhus, drawing its name from one of the building's galleries. It is as an ongoing project, by which the Reykjavik Museum hopes to draw attention to the work of promising artists who have not had prior private exhibitions in Iceland's major museums. All the artists will be creating new work for the space.

The event will be in English.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 30.29.2015