Listasafn Islands

Believe it or not – Gallery talk for the family. Ásmundarsafn, Sunday 1 April 2 p.m.

The work of artist Magnus Arnason stand on a vague line between the real and unreal, fiction and facts. The same can often be said about science itself as the The Explosive Team have proved with their flamboyant spectacles. In the dome of the Ásmundarsafn art museum, Magnus has recreated a famous experiment of chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), who´s findings conflicted with the theory of spontaneous generation – to believe that life could come from nonliving things, such as mice from corn, flies from bovine manure, maggots from rotting meat, and fish from the mud of previously dry lakes.

The wonders of science are the theme of this event with The Explosive Team showcasing some chemical experiments where test-tubes and mysterious coloured liquids play a part.  Perhaps it will all end with a Big Bang?

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 30.30.2015