Listasafn Islands

Faster and Slower Lines - Gallery talk. Hafnarhus, Sunday, 25 September, 3 p.m.

Pieter Holstein, Tweërlei afloop / Different Outcome / Annarskonar útkoma, 1968-1978.

Curator Birta Guðjónsdóttir and collector Pétur Arason participate in a gallery talk through the exhibition Faster and Slower Lines.

Since ancient times man has draws a line. A line is drawn in the sand, onto skin, onto soft cave walls. The line is marked by a finger, smoke, plants, animal hairs, coals, graphite, ink and blades, for different reasons and attitudes towards the meaning of the action and the drawing itself.

The exhibition explores the extensive element of the drawing through a selection of two- and three dimensional works by fifty Icelandic and international artists. The works all belong to the private art collection of husband and wife Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir. The exhibition takes its title from a work presented in the exhibition by Icelandic artist Kristján Guðmundsson, from 1976. The works in the exhibition span the period from 1955 to 2011.

The talk will take place in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 05.33.2015