Listasafn Islands

NO!!! - Workshop Discussions for Young People (16 +). Hafnarhús, Sunday 19 February 3 p.m.

Workshop for young people (16 +) is held in relation to the exhibition Santiago Sierra: Films and Works currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. Discussions are led by philosophy teachers Brynhildur Sigurðardóttir and Ingimar Ólafsson Waage and is designed for young people, sixteen and older, but other interested are welcome to participate.

The Spanish artist Santiago Sierra shocks people with his radical and provocative works that challenge the audience‘s sense of propriety. Sierra has been accused of abusing the miserable situation of less fortunate people by paying them for participating in his works with forms of compensation that many consider extremely problematic. He has hired labourers to carry heavy objects back and forth in complete futility, and locked up others in cardboard boxes in the suffocating summer heat. Sierra‘s intention, however, is not to shock, but to shed light on the general public‘s ideas on inequality and the unfair distribution of wealth within the society.
Discussions will take place in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 05.23.2015