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Museum Night 2013 at Reykjavik Art Museum

Reykjavik Art Museum offers a diverse program at both Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn for Reykjavik Museum Night 2013, that will take place on Friday, February 8th from 7 p.m.-12 p.m. The program is free and open to everyone. See further information at www.safnanott.is

HAFNARHÚS - PROGRAM OF EVENTS

19:30 – 20:30
Erró talk and workshop for the whole family. 

20:00-22:00
Graphic Workshop
The Icelandic Printmaking Association will host an open graphic for the whole family. Guests are introduced to basic graphic techniques which relates to the work of Erró.
Held at The Icelandic Printmaking Association –Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17(harbour side)

21:00-22:00
Robert Smithson : Guided tour in Icelandic
Guided tour through the exhibition Robert Smithson: The Invention of Landscape - Broken Circle / Spiral Hill.  Robert Smithson (1938-1973) is best known as a pioneer of the Land Art movement. This exhibition focuses on his only earthwork in Europe, Broken Circle/Spiral Hill.

19:00-24:00
Cinematic songs: Screening program
In most parts of the Arctic, there is a celebration when the sunlight returns after a long, dark winter. Like the songbird that believes that it dies with every sunset, these are the songs sung at the first light of dawn. In relation to the Winter Festival theme Amazing Darkness, Reykjavik Art Museum will be presenting the cinematic songs of first light. A screening of the first films made about light, visual poems of light, celebrations of light up until the twilight of a second world war. The program is moderated by Ryan Parteka inn collaboration with University of Iceland - Department of Humanities.

 

Ásmundarsafn – Program of events

19:00-22:00
Your Own Stars: Kaleidoscope Workshop
Set in relation to the works found in the dome (Kúlan) which contains Ásmundur Sveinsson ideas on outer space; he was very interested in progress in the field of space research during the 1960s. New frontiers were opening up and Ásmundur saw this as an opportunity to renew his creative energy. Kids will get a chance to create their own stars by making their own Kaleidoscopes.

21:00 – 22:00
Fire Within: Guided tour in Icelandic

22:00 – 22:30
Twinkling Stars
The song group Blikandi stjörnur (Twinkling Stars) perform popular songs.

 

Kjarvalsstaðir – Program of events

19:30 – 20:30
Art under the microscope: Guided tour for the family
Tour and workshop for the whole family set in relation to the exhibition Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection.

21:00 – 21:30
Zoom out- guided tour
The Reykjavik Art Museum team from exhibition and collection department will introduce the exhibition and the research which takes place alongside it.

21:30 – 22:00
Fringeberry
Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir and Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson introduce the concert series Fringeberry, held in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum. The series focus on performing experimental music.

22:00 – 22:30
Zoom out- guided tour
The Reykjavik Art Museum team from exhibition and collection department will introduce the exhibition and the research which takes place alongside it.

22:30 – 23:00
The Icelandic Flute Choir
The Icelandic Flute Choir performs chosen works by various composers and improvises in collaboration with choreographer Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir.

 

Exhibitions at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús

Robert Smithson: The Invention of Landscape - Broken Circle / Spiral Hill
Robert Smithson (1938-1973) is best known as a pioneer of the Land Art movement. This exhibition focuses on his only earthwork in Europe, Broken Circle/Spiral Hill. Created in Emmen, Holland in 1971.

Ívar Valgarðsson: Spill
Spill by Ívar Valgarðsson (b. 1954) focuses a digital microscope camera, designed for scientific research, on the paint-drips, and projects the images onto the walls in real time – as a kind of magnified digital paintings of the drips. In this way he draws attention to the paint that has been spilt. He makes use of the painter’s mistakes, when painting the walls of the space, by returning the drips to the wall.

Erró: Graphic Art 1949-2009
For the first time the general public are able to view Erró’s graphic art spanning half a century. These works of art reveal a variety of techniques, including stamp-prints, lino and wood cuttings, etchings, lithographs and silk-prints. It is in the latter that Erró has focused more on digital printing.


Exhibition / Reykjavik Art Museum - Ásmundarsafn

The Fire Within
Many of Ásmundur Sveinsson‘s sculptures disclose his agile feelings and reflect his painful loss and heartache. This exhibition in Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum builds on material from the artist‘s emotional quick; a new approach to his body of work.

 

Exhibitions at Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir

Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection
This unusual exhibition gives visitors a rare opportunity to see the Reykjavik Art Museum’s vast collection of Icelandic art. Artworks in a variety of media will be shown in a constantly changing display over a three month period.

Kjarval – Complete
The exhibition Kjarval Complete offers the opportunity to see hundreds of works by Jóhannes S. Kjarval, one of Iceland’s leading artists of the 20th century, from the collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum. The exhibition is hung in the manner of the salon, with pictures from floor to ceiling, in no particular order.

Art under the microscope:
Open workshop for the whole family set in relation to the exhibition Zoom Out – Salon exhibition from the collection.



Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 05.31.2015