VIDEOS 2012 - VIDEOS 2010


In relation to the exhibition Faster and slower lines at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge gave a lecture on drawing as a contemporary art medium, drawing practices within the visual arts and its broad field of activity with special focus on drawing as a performative practice.

Art historian, art critic and gallerist Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge has investigated the medium through various projects, exhibitions and writing and will give an insight to his research. Fruehsorge founded his Berlin gallery Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings in 2003, which focuses exclusively on the presentation and promotion of the medium. Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings:

The exhibition Faster and Slower Lines explores the extensive element of the contemporary drawing through a selection of two- and three dimensional works that all belong to the private art collection of husband and wife Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir. The exhibition is not meant to be a historical overview of the medium but displays its various forms and discoveries. Curator: Birta Guðjónsdóttir.



VimeoPiano Piece No. 1 by Tomas Schmit (1962)

VimeoIncidental Music by George Brecht (ártal ekki vitað)

VimeoBen Vautier: Piano Concerto No. 2 for Paik (1965)

VimeoTakehisa Kosugi: Distance for Piano (To David Tudor) (1965)

VimeoPauline Oliveros: The Inner – Outer: Sound Matrix

VimeoJohn Cage: And the Earth Shall Bear Again

Flutt af Tinnu Þorsteinsdóttur og Fengjastrúti



VimeoLeifur Þórarinsson: Piece (1966)

VimeoYoko Ono: Lighting Piece (1955)

VimeoÞorsteinn Hauksson: Humma? (1972)

VimeoYoko Ono: Toilet Piece (1971)

VimeoÞorkell Sigurbjörnsson: Fípur (1971)

VimeoNam June Paik: Dragging Suite
(Ártal ekki vitað)

VimeoDieter Roth: Der Akkorden Fluch (1981-82)

VimeoNam June Paik: Dragging Suite (ártal ekki vitað)

VimeoNam June Paik: Dragging Suite
Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson: Frostrósir (1970)
mynd- og hljóðverk með ballett eftir Ingibjörgu Björnsdóttur - (engin upptaka).

Flytjendur: Freyja Gunnlaugsdóttir, klarinett, Sigurgeir Agnarsson, selló, Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir, píanó, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, tónsmiður ásamt Heiðu Árnadóttur, söngkonu, Páli Ivan Pálssyni, tónsmið og Jesper Pedersen, tónsmið.


Katrín Sigurðardóttir & Anne L. Strauss,
Listasafn Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhús,
8. september 2011.

Artist Katrín Sigurðardóttir and Anne L. Strauss, curator at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, discuss the exhibition Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met. The exhibition included two site-specific sculptural installations that were on show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York October 19, 2010 – June 5, 2011.

Entitled Boiseries, the installations were full-scale interpretations of eighteenth-century French rooms preserved at the Metropolitan Museum, one from the Hôtel de Crillon (1777–1780) on the Place de la Concorde, Paris, and the other from the Hôtel de Cabris (ca. 1774) at Grasse in Provence. The exhibition was created for the Metropolitan Museum's series of solo exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists at mid-career, which has featured Tony Oursler (2005), Kara Walker (2006), Neo Rauch (2007), Tara Donovan (2008), Raqib Shaw (2008-2009), and Pablo Bronstein (2009-2010). Organized by Anne L. Strauss, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Sigurdardottir, an Icelandic artist (born in 1967), lives and works in New York City and Reykjavik. She is known for her highly detailed renditions of places, both real and fictional, that often incorporate an element of surprise.

Anne L. Strauss and Katrín Sigurðardóttir gave short introductions on the exhibition. Afterwards, Hafþór Yngvason director of Reykjavik Art Musuem moderated discussions.

Made in collaboration with Icelandic Art Center.

VimeoKatrin Sigurdardottir at the Met /// Katrín Sigurðardóttir & Anne L. Strauss (01:14:56)


Listasafn Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhús,
helgina 13. - 14. ágúst.

The symposium was held in connection with the exhibition Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy. Discussions focused on the relationship between visual arts and philosophy, taking into account its different perspectives.

Saturday 13 August, 2011
VimeoLecture by Nicolas Bourriaud 
VimeoDiscussions: Nicolas Bourriaud, Aðalheiður L. Guðmundsdóttir, Hafþór Yngvason and Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir (55:37)

Sunday 14 August, 2011
VimeoPerspectives - introduction by Jón Proppé philosopher (13:48)
VimeoOther Perspectives /// Brynhildur Sigurðardóttir, philosophy teacher (17:17)
VimeoOther Perspectives /// Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson, visual artist and writer (24:15)
VimeoOther Perspectives /// Egill Arnarson, philosopher (18:37)
VimeoPanel discussions moderated by Gunnar Harðarsson (23:17)


Key speaker: Nicolas Bourriaud, French curator, theorist and art critic. Bourriaud co-founded, and from 1999 to 2006 was co-director of, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris together with Jerôme Sans. He was also founder and director of the contemporary art magazine Documents sur l'art (1992–2000), and correspondent in Paris for Flash Art from 1987 to 1995. Bourriaud was the Gulbenkian curator of contemporary art at Tate Britain, London, and in 2009 he curated the fourth Tate Triennial there, entitled Altermodern.[1] Published work include: Relational Aesthetics (Paris: Presses du réel, 2002), Postproduction: Culture as Screenplay: How Art Reprograms the World (New York: Lukas & Sternberg, 2002) and The Radicant (Sternberg Press, 2009). 

Aðalheiður Lilja Guðmundsdóttir, art philosopher. She currently holds a position as Director of art theory, Department of Fine Art at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and Chair of the Icelandic Association for Art History and Aesthetics in Iceland. Guðmundsdóttir has taken part in and organized various lectures, symposiums and conferences in Iceland as well as having written extensively on art and culture.

Brynhildur Sigurðardóttir, philosophy teacher. Sigurðardóttir studied philosophy with a specialisation in philosophy for children, Since 2002 she has taught philosophy at Gardaskoli elementary school and written articles on the subject of philosophy as a method for teaching, including Imagination, Thinking, Journal of Philsophy for Children (2002). Alongside artist and philosophy teacher Ingimar Waage, she has organized two philosophy-workshops designed for children that were held alongside the exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museum. 

Egill Arnarson, philosopher. Arnarson studied philosophy, history and latin in Reykjavík, Rennes (France) and Kiel (Germany). In recent years he has written and translated various articles on philosophy and related subjects, besides teaching medieval latin, philosophy and critical thinking. He is currently Chairman of the Icelandic Philosophical Association and co-editor of Glíman, a journal on theology and society. He works as a secretary for parliamentarians of Althingi and thus describes himself as a ‘philosophical bureaucrat’. 

Gunnar Harðarson, philosopher and historian of Icelandic philosophy, with additional research interests in the history of philosophy, history of ideas, aesthetics, and the philosophy of religion. He has published articles on Icelandic philosophy, most especially on Icelandic medieval thought, including Littérature et spiritualité en Scandinavie médiévale: La traduction norroise du De arrha animae de Hugues de Saint-Victor (Paris & Turnhout: Brepols, 1995). Harðarson is a professor at the Department of philosophy at University of Iceland.

Hafþór Yngvason, Director of Reykjavik Art Museum (since 2005). From 1995-2005 Yngvason was the director of Public Art, Cambridge, Massachusetts and was an art director at Cambridge Art Council and Director at Harcus Gallery, Boston. He has contributed to art journals, magazines and catalogues in Iceland and abroad, and been an editor for numerous books on art including Conservation and Maintenance of Contemporary Public Art (London: Archetype Publications, 2001). 

Jón Proppé, philosopher, curator and art critic. He has written extensively on art, culture and society, including some hundreds of articles for journals, magazines and newspapers, and more than 100 exhibition catalogues published in Iceland and the other Nordic Countries, the United States and United Kingdom, Germany and France. Proppé has curated exhibitions for museums and galleries in Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Germany. His published works include numerous exhibition catalogues, as well as essays in journals, magazines and newspapers.

Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir, writer and philosopher, studied philosophy at the University of Iceland, graduating with a Master's Degree in political philosophy and completed a doctoral minor degree at Sorbonne University. She is currently working on a doctoral thesis at EHESS in Paris, as well as carrying out research in Icelandic museum field studies. Ævarsdóttir has published novels and written, translated and edited literary works and organized visual arts events. She runs together with archaeologist Uggi Ævarsson, the publishing company Apaflasa (Monkey Dandruff) and have worked among other things on quality books for the Library of Water in Stykkishólmur, Iceland. 

Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson, visual artist and author. He has held over 40 solo-exhibitions and participated in numerous international exhibitions and art events and projects. He has taught, lectured and run courses in various locations, such as The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, California Institude for the Arts, the Art Center in Los Angeles and Aki in Enschede in Holland. In addition, Þorvaldur has written several plays, for stage, radio and television and published books for both children and adults.

Supported by The French Embassy in Iceland



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