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Nordic Outbreak visits Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, Friday 25 October – Sunday 27 october


Image: Videostill, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Balance (2013)

Animated Bodies and Modified Realities
On October 25–27 Nordic Outbreak visits Reykjavík Art Museum. Nordic Outbreak is a traveling exhibition of moving image artworks by contemporary Nordic artists, curated for public space. The exhibition program launched in New York City in March 2013 and travels throughout the Nordic region and internationally through the fall 2013, accompanied by public programs. Nordic Outbreak explores contemporary dynamics in Nordic moving image and new modes of exhibition in the digital age.

Artists presented at Nordic Outbreak in Reykjavik: J Tobias Anderson (SE), Jeannette Ehlers (DK), Søren Thilo Funder (DK), Sigurður Guðjónsson (IS), Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (IS), Eeva-Mari Haikala (FI), Iselin Linstad Hauge (NO), Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson (IS), Hannu Karjalainen (FI), Dan Lestander (SE), Una Lorenzen (IS), Pernille With Madsen (DK), Dodda Maggý (IS), Miia Rinne (FI), Magnús Sigurðarson (IS), QNQ/AUJIK (SE), Eija-Liisa Ahtila (FI).

In addition, the Reykjavik program presents four new video works by Icelandic artist: Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, Plato’s Dream of Atlantis as Seen by the Great Edgar Cayce (2013), Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Second Level (2013), Sigurður Guðjónsson, Balance (2013) and EDDA (2013)

Presentations &Panel – Video Art : Then &Now
Nordic Outbreak will be presented at the Reykjavík Art Museum during the first historical exhibition in Reykjavik of Icelandic video art. The talks and discussions organized around those two events, raise questions about the role of local histories and their relevance in regards to contemporary video art practices. Participants are: Jacob Lillemose curator (DK), Jonathan Habib Engqvist curator and philosopher (SE), Hlynur Helgason assistant professor at the University of Iceland and artist, and Dodda Maggý artist. Moderator is Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir, independant researcher at The Reykjavík Academy and curator of the exhibition Icelandic Video art from 1975 to 1990, now on view at the Reykjavík Art Museum.

Program:

Friday 25 October
5-6 p.m.
Opening of Nordic Outbreak
Tanya Toft, Associate Curator at Streaming Museum presents the exhibition.

6-8 p.m.
Lecture
Jonatan Habib Engqvist: A History of Nordic Moving Images and Things.

5 p.m. – Midnight
Screening Program II, outside (9 works, 35min.)
Window Installation in Library of Hafnarhús, facing Geirsgata.

Saturday 26 October
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Panel Discussion - Video Art: Then &Now
Moderator: Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir.
Participants : Jacob Lillemose(DK), Jonathan Habib Engqvist(SE), Hlynur Helgason and Dodda Maggý.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Screening Program I in Hafnarhús (10 works, 50min.)

5 p.m. – Midnight
Screening Program II, outside (9 works, 35min.)
Window Installation in Library of Hafnarhús, facing Geirsgata.

Sunday 27 October
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Screening Program I in Hafnarhús (10 works, 50min.)

5 p.m. – Midnight
Screening Program II, outside (9 works, 35min.)
Window Installation in Library of Hafnarhús, facing Geirsgata.
 

On its tour across the Nordic region, Nordic Outbreak will visit Museum for Contemporary Art Kiasma and Media Facades Festival Helsinki, Danish Architecture Center, Reykjavík Art Museum, Screen City Festival in Stavanger, Katuaq the Cultural Centre of Greenland in Nuuk, and finally Umeå for the inauguration of the city as European Capital of Culture 2014.
The Nordic Outbreak program in Reykjavík is curated by Tanya Toft, Associate Curator at Streaming Museum and Ph.D. Fellow at Copenhagen University, and Birta Gudjonsdottir, artist and independent curator.

For more information on Nordic Outbreak visit: www.nordicoutbreak.streamingmuseum.org

Nordic Outbreak is supported by Icelandic Art Center, Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.



Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 01.53.2015