Pop-up exhibition with work by Pálína Erlendsdóttir and Elfa Björk Jónsdóttir.
16th of October – 1st of November 2020
Art Without Borders is an annual festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. It showcases art from all art forms by disabled artists and supports collaborations between artists. The festival was founded in 2003 during the European Year of People with Disabilities.
Artist director of Art without border Birta Guðjónsdóttir has installed work by two artists Pálína Erlendsdóttir and Elfa Björk Jónsdóttir, who live at Sólheimar.
Art Without Borders is the only venue in Iceland that focuses entirely on the artistic creation of disabled artists and is absolutely unique within the Icelandic art scene. Every year the festival gains more attention, interest and respect. It is essential to create a platform where new opportunities and paths can open up to encourage equality within our society. Bringing together different groups and individuals opens more and more doors and opportunities. The visibility of different individuals is important, both in society and in social discourse.
The festival has collaborated with different individuals, organisations and groups, collaborated with art museums, working artists, playgroups and musicians. The festival has initiated discourse on the image of disabled artists in the arts and the art of disabled people in collaboration with the University of Iceland, the National Museum and the Nordic House. Art Without Borders emphasizes that the art of disabled artists is valued equally within the arts scene as the art of disabled artists.
LÁ Art Museum in collaboration with Art Without Border and Sólheimar.
Artist talk 20th of September at 15:00
Daria Sol Andrews curator of Norðrið speaks to artists Arngunnur Ýr and Erna Skúladóttir about their work in the exhibition.
Norðrið focuses in on the Northern countries and their adapting environments, exploring the ways in which changes in nature are influencing and informing artists ́ expressions and ideas, through a lens of climate change here in a Scandinavian climate specifically. In order to make sense of these rapid shifts in the northern landscape, the selected artists affirm instability and change as a necessary part of nature. As the effects of climate change in the North bring with it an uncertainty towards the future of our known landscapes, these six artists reimagine the place and the function of the human, using their artistic practices to come to terms with change and reinvention within nature.
This event is in Icelandic.
A conversation with Skúli Gunnlaugsson
6th of September at 14:00
The exhibition Zeitgeist comprises a diverse range of works from the collection of physician and collector Skúli Gunnlaugsson. The common factor of the pieces is that all were made in the last decade. The artists represented in the exhibition are of the younger generation of artists, who have made their mark on the Icelandic art scene in recent years. The exhibition Zeitgeist takes as its starting-point the artist’s relationship with the culture and zeitgeist of their time, and explores how societal upheavals may be observed through art.
This event is in Icelandic.
Zeitgeist – Curator´s talk
19th of July at 14:00
Vigdís Rún Jónsdóttir, art theorist, is the curator of the Zeitgeist – Contemporary art from the private collection of Skúli Gunnlaugsson
The exhibition comprises a diverse range of works from the collection of physician and collector Skúli Gunnlaugsson. The common factor of the pieces is that all were made in the last decade. The artists represented in the exhibition are of the younger generation of artists, who have made their mark on the Icelandic art scene in recent years. The exhibition Zeitgeist takes as its starting-point the artist’s relationship with the culture and zeitgeist of their time, and explores how societal upheavals may be observed through art.
This event is in Icelandic.
Baniprosonno paper animals
The Indian artist Baniprosonno has visited LÁ Art Museum few times and worked with the locals in making his art. He has made his own paper animals that he allowed us to produce and to celebrate summer we are giving a copy of it to all schools in South Iceland.
It is also for sale in our museum shop.
This project got funding from South Iceland Development Fund.
Mappan inniheldur leiðbeiningar fyrir fjögur dýr; fíl, frosk, fisk og hest. Einnig prufubrotsblöð og skapalónsblöð fyrir hvert dýr og litað skólakarton tilsniðið í réttum stærðum. Leiðbeiningarnar, prufubrotsblöðin og skapalónin er síðan hægt að ljósrita að vild til áframhaldandi sköpunar. Í möppunni er einnig einblöðungur um líf og list Bani.Sökum Covid 19 hefur safnið verið lokað og því höfum ekki getað sinnt neinu barna-og fjölskyldustarfi eða skólastarfi og er þetta okkar leið til skapa tengsl við skóla á Suðurlandi og eiga þátt í því að örva sköpunargleði barna og ungmenna, því það er leikur að læra og svo lengi lærir sem lifir.Við tökum svo upp þráðinn að nýju þegar skólastarf hefst í haust og bjóðum nemendum og kennurum að taka þátt í verkefnum með okkur.Hér er að finna leiðbeiningarvídeó fyrir verkefninu og vídeóupptöku af Baniprosonno (á ensku):
With the theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, International Museum Day 2020 aims at becoming a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.
We have invited two artists, Hera Fjord and Hrefna Lind to introduce their project ´Breaking barriers´ in collaboration with the prison Litla Hraun in South Iceland, where they have been developing work with the inmates and the staff at the prison.
Breaking barriers is a collaboration between artists Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir and Hera Fjord, Iceland’s largest prison Litla Hraun and LÁ Art Museum. The project is an offspring of Saga Residency which has been hosted in the town of Eyrarbakki since 2015. In February 2020 the residency worked with the staff and inmates at the prison Litla Hraun for the first time doing various art projects with the prisoners. Following the success of that Hera Fjord and Hrefna Lind now prepare workshops and an exhibition with the inmates, allowing them to turn their thoughts and feelings into art as well as allowing their voices to be heard by the public. LÁ Art Museum has invited Hera Fjord and Hrefna Lind to introduce their work on International Museum Day where it will be posted on this webpage as well as on Facebook and vimeo. With the theme Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion, International Museum Day 2020 aims at becoming a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.