Listasafn Islands

Gallery talk - Ingólfur Arnarson and Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson. Hafnarhús, Sunday 13. November 3 p.m.

Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson and Ingólfur Arnarson

Artists Ingólfur Arnarson and Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson participate in a gallery talk through the exhibition Faster and Slower Lines. The exhibition explores the phenomenon of drawing in all of its aspects through a selection of two- and three-dimensional works by over seventy Icelandic and international artists. All of the works belong to the private art collection of husband and wife Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir, whose collection of contemporary art has grown to over 1,000 works from the early 1960s until the present time.

Pétur and Ragna operated the exhibition space Second Floor, with artist Ingólfur Arnarson, at their home at Laugavegur 37 for five years (1992-1997). They invited over thirty international contemporary artists – such as Louise Bourgeois, Roni Horn, Donald Judd, Ilya Kabakov, On Kawara, and Lawrence Weiner – to show their work there, and then they acquired many of those works. These acquisitions created the basis for their art collection.

A number of works in this exhibition are by artists whose works have been shown at The Corridor, an exhibition space initiated in 1980 by Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson in his home, which he still operates.

The talk will take place in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 01.41.2015