Listasafn Islands

The Art in Videy. Tuesday 18 June at 7:15 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

On June the 18th Listasafn Reykjavikur offers a gui­ded tour in Videy where works by Richard Serra and Yoko Ono are loca­ted. Heiðar Kári Rannversson, B.A. in art history and theory and M.A. in art rese­arch, gui­des the tour, which takes place in Icelandic.

The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a work 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. The out­door sculp­t­ure Milestones by the US sculp­tor Richard Serra is placed on the west part of Videy. 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. Heiðar Kári will discuss the works in relation to their surroundings at Videy Island.

During the sum­mer two extra ferry trips are added to Videy on Tuesdays, lea­ving from Skarfabakki at 18:15 and 19:15. The restaurant at Videyjarstofa is open these even­ings providing an opport­unity for a lovely dinner for all visitors. The restaurant is open until the ferry goes back to Skarfabakki at 22:00.

Those who are not int­erested in gui­ded tour in Icelandic can off course vent­ure off on their own enjoy­ing the islands beauty and serenity.

Adults pay 1.100 kr. for a round trip with the ferry, children 7–15 years old pay 550 kr. but the youngest sail for free. All gui­dance is free of charge and every­body is welcome!



Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 01.53.2015