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Reykjavik Culture Night 2013, Saturday 24 August

Reykjavík Art Museum offers a diverse program at Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir for this years Reykjavik Culture Night, that will take place on Saturday August 24th. The program is free and open to everyone.



12.30 PM Culture Night 2013 opens with an unveiling of a sculpture by Rafael Barrios
Reykjavík Culture Night 2013 will be officially launched with an unveiling of the sculpture Obtusa by the American artist Rafael Barrios at Höfðatorg. The Mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr will unveil the work. The location of Obtusa in Reykjavík has been chosen in a way so people can walk around the sculpture and observe the way its shapes change from different viewpoints.

1.30 -2.30 PM Guided tour of the sculptures along Sæbraut
Guided tour of the sculptures along Sæbraut with Heiðar Kári Rannversson, program manager of Reykjavík Art Museum. The tour starts at Rafael Barrios work at Höfðatorg and ends at Harpa.


open 10 AM – 11 PM

from 12.00 Black Yoga Screaming Chamber
Black Yoga Screaming Chamber is a box that you are invited to step into and scream in. Your scream will be recorded. Write down your email address and name and you can get your own personal Black Yoga Mantra sent. The Chamber is an installation by Shalala, the dance company of Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson, made in collaboration with the Reykjavik Dance Festival. The installation is up until September 1st.

12.00- 1.00 PM Lunch Beat
Lunch Beat is about dancing in your lunch hour. The courtyard of Hafnarhúsið is the venue for a one hour dance party made in collaboration with Reykjavik Dance Festival.

4 p.m. -8 p.m. Guided tour- The Sound of a Bugle in a Shoebox and Interval
Staff of the Reykjavík Art Museum will walk through the two exhibitions and take questions from museum visitors. A great opportunity for the family to learn more about the artworks in the exhibitions.


Open 10 a.m. -21 p.m.

4-8 p.m. Guided tour through the exhibition Icelandic Art 1900-1950: From Landscape to Abstract Art
Staff of the Reykjavik Art Museum will walk around the exhibition and take questions from museum visitors. A great opportunity for the family to learn more about the artworks in the exhibition. The exhibition gives an overview of Icelandic art from 1900-1950. It brings about 200 paintings from 40 artists from this period.

8-9 p.m. Í Austurvegi – The Kalinka Trio
The Kalinka Trio consists of Gerður Bolladóttir Sopran, Helga Kristbjörg Guðmundsdóttir Accordion player and Marina Shulmina who plays the Domra, a special Russian string instrument. The Domra will be in the forground in the concert as the trio will blend together Icelandic and Russian musical traditions. The concert includes pieces by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns, Ingi T. Lárusson and Karl O. Runólfsson as well as Icelandic and Russian folk songs.


Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On Reykjavik Culture Night, Ásmundarsafn is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. On view is the exhibition Tales from the Vault - Sculptures Inspired by Literature.

The museum restaurant is open on Reykjavik Culture Night, until 9 p.m. in Kjarvalsstaðir and 10 p.m. in Hafnarhús.


Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 03.47.2015