In the Collection of Imperfection - Unnar Örn J. Auðarson
20 May - 29 August 2010
Unnar Örn’s installation is constructed around a collection of artefacts borrowed from the storage rooms of the Reykjavik City Museum, Museum of Photography and Municipal Archives.
The exhibition is intended to reach outside the walls of the art museum and create a dialogue with the methods of cataloguing and the role of museums in present-day society. Along with the objects and artefacts, the exhibition includes works by Unnar Örn that serve as footnotes to ideas about the archiving of nations’ collective memories.
Article by Markús Þór Andrésson
Unnar Örn CV (pdf)
The exhibition is a part of Reykjavik Arts Festival 2010.
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Sunday 30 May 3 p.m.
Hafnarhús – In the Collection of Imperfection
Panel discussion moderated by Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir. Contributors are Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, Íris Ellenberger and Unnar Örn J. Auðarson.
Vilhjalmur Thor, Commissioner General for Iceland's Participation in the New York’s World Fair in 1939, points to a mural inside the Icelandic pavilion of Leif Erickson sighting the American mainland 1,000 A.D.