Art-Walk in Viðey Island. Sunday 13 June 2.30 p.m.
Art historian Heiðar Kári Rannversson leads a guided tour throgh the island, focusing on the art works The Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono and Afangar / Standing Stone – Nine Locations – Two Elevations by Richard Serra. The tour is in Icelandic.
The Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono
The Imagine Peace Tower is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist, musician and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world peace. The work is in the form of a wishing well from which a strong and tall tower of light emerges. The words IMAGINE PEACE are inscribed on the well in 24 world languages.
Afangar / Standing Stone – Nine Locations – Two Elevations by Richard Serra
The out door sculpture Milestones by the US sculptor Richard Serra is placed on the west part of Viðey. Serra who is one of the most influential sculptors of the post-war era, made this work as a gift to the Icelandic people at Reykjavík Arts Festival in 1990. The work comprises nine pairs of pillars of columnar basalt, which “frame” certain landmarks and destinations.
Each pair of pillars is so placed that one stands nine metres above sea level, and the other ten metres. The pillar which stands lower is four metres long, and the other three metres, so the tops of the pillars are level. The distance between each pair of pillars is defined by the varying gradient of the ground where they stand.
Daily scheduled ferry from Skarfabakki pier in Sundahöfn harbour from May 15th to August 31th 2010:
From Skarfabakki pier to Viðey:
11:15 - 12:15 - 13:15 - 14:15 - 15:15 - 16:15 - 17:15
To Viðey from the Old Harbor in Reykjavík (Ægisgarður)
From Viðey to Skarfabakki pier:
11:30 - 12:30 - 13:30 - 14:30 - 15:30 - 16:30 - 17:30 - 18:30
From Videy Island to the Old harbour in Reykjavík (Ægisgarður)
Children 0-6 ára Free
Children 6-18 years old (with adults) kr. 500.-
Adults 18-67 ára kr. 1.000.-
Senior citizens, students and disabled: kr. 900.-
Bus Nr. 5 stops 300 meters from the harbor in Sundahöfn.
Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 03.53.2015