Listasafn Islands

(I)ndependent People: Collaborations and Artist Initiatives

(I)ndependent People asks if and how collaboration can operate in negotiation between contesting ideas and desires, and yet allow for unplanned action. This large-scale collaborative takes place at a cluster of museums, galleries, artist-run spaces and institutions in the capital area. Focusing on visual art from the Nordic region, the exhibitions are conceived as an opportunity to establish and instigate a discussion around the relationships between international and Nordic networks from the perspective of collaborative and artist-initiated processes.

Curator of the exhibitions is the Swedish curator and theorist Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Participants at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús are: The Icelandic Love CorporationElin Strand Ruin & The New Beauty Council, Goksøyr & Martens, Raflost & Steina, Kling & Bang, Hlynur Hallsson & Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas + MIT 4.333The Leyline Project (Steingrímur Eyfjörð & Ulrika Sparre), Institutt for Degenerert Kunst, Útúrdúr og Anonymous.

At the evening of the opening day, Saturday 19th of May from 9-11 p.m. video artist Steina will perform Violin Power at Reykjavik Art Museum, but she is a special guest of Raflost, Icelandic festival of electronic Arts 2012. Other performers are the Aduino band and Hestbak which will perform a piece by S.L.Á.T.U.R.

Free entrance.

On Monday the 21st of May from 3-5 p.m. artists Steingrímur Eyfjörð & Ulrika Sparre will  host a workshop in relation to their project, The Leyline Project.

Mánudaginn 21. maí kl. 15-17 munu listamennirnir Steingrímur Eyfjörð & Ulrika Sparre leiða rannsóknarsmiðju um Jarðárur sem hluta af verkefni sínu The Leyline Project.

The (I)ndependent people programme at Reykjavik Art Museum can be found here.

Further information about (I)ndependent people can be found here:


Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 05.05.2015