Listasafn Islands

Curator´s Talk - Without destination. Hafnarhus, Sunday 23 January 3 p.m.

Curator Markús Þór Andrésson guides a tour through the exhibition Without destination. Wanderlust and the traveler’s experience of his or her surroundings during the journey mark the point of departure for Without Destination. The exhibition reveals how Icelandic and international artists work through different connections with locations and places, be they nearby or remote in space or time. Their works reflect ideas in contemporary art about travel, places and non-places, and the topography of the mind and of the landscape. They direct our attention to creative and personal conversations that emerge when we experience different places and shape our ideas about them. Many of the works depict Iceland and appear both familiar and uncanny to Icelandic eyes, illustrating how the diversity of experience impacts the depiction of a given place. The exhibition shows works by artists who attempt in various ways to transmit their experiences from elsewhere, while simultaneously creating a new experience for the spectator in the here and now—for as the saying goes, it’s the journey itself that matters, not the destination.

The exhibition includes works by Eva Arnqvist, Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson, Ólafur Elíasson, Johan Furåker, Hamish Fulton, Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, Roni Horn, Unnar Örn Jónasson Auðarson, Haraldur Jónsson, Húbert Nói Jóhannesson, Inga Þórey Jóhannsdóttir, Walter Niedermayr, Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, Katrín Sigurðardóttir , Fiete Stolte, John Bock, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir, Ghostigital/Finnbogi Pétursson/Skúli Sverrisson, Peter Hutton, Wolfgang Müller, Rory Middleton, Deborah Stratman, Institut für Raumexperimente.

The talk will be held in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 07.38.2015