Spring Equinox in Viðey Island - Saturday 20 March at 2:30 p.m.
On spring Equinox, on March 20th, the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit for one week. To celebrate the occasion art historian Heiðar Kári Rannversson leads a guided tour throgh the island, focusing on the art works by Yoko Ono and Richard Serra.
The Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono
The Imagine Peace Tower is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist, musician and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world peace. The work is in the form of a wishing well from which a strong and tall tower of light emerges. The words IMAGINE PEACE are inscribed on the well in 24 world languages.
Milestones by Richard Serra
The out door sculpture Milestones by the US sculptor Richard Serra is placed on the west part of Viðey. Serra who is one of the most influential sculptors of the post-war era, made this work as a gift to the Icelandic people at Reykjavík Arts Festival in 1990. The work comprises nine pairs of pillars of columnar basalt, which “frame” certain landmarks and destinations.
Each pair of pillars is so placed that one stands nine metres above sea level, and the other ten metres. The pillar which stands lower is four metres long, and the other three metres, so the tops of the pillars are level. The distance between each pair of pillars is defined by the varying gradient of the ground where they stand.
To Viðey from Skarfabakki:
13:15 - 14:15 - 15:15
From Viðey to Skarfabakki:
13:30 - 14:30 - 15:30 - 16:30 - 17:30
Bus Nr. 5 stops 300 meters from the harbor in Sundahöfn.
Children to the age 6 Free of charge
Children 6 - 18 isk. 500.-
Adults up to 67 year old isk. 1000.-
Senior Citizens isk. 850.-
Students isk. 850.-
Disabled isk. 850.-
10 – 20 persons isk. 900.- per adult
20 persons or more isk. 800.- per adult
Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 25.09.2013