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Evening Walk for (I)ndependent People - Thursday 19 July, 8 p.m.

In relation to the exhibition (I)ndependent People: Collaborations and Artist Initiatives, Reykjavik Art Museum in collaboration with The Living Art Museum offers an evening walking tour tracing the history of artist run spaces and initiatives around the center of Reykjavik.

The walk is led by Karina Hanney Marrero museology-, art history and theory student at University of Iceland.  Currently she is archiving the history of artist run initiatives in Iceland as apart of The Living Art Museum [Nýló]+ Archive of Artist Run Initiatives, an open site research office at the National Gallery.

Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus is the main venue for (I)ndependent People, an large-scale exhibition project taking place at a cluster of museums, galleries, artist-run spaces and institutions in the capital area. The Living Art Museum [Nýló]+ Archive of Artist Run Initiatives is the contribution of the Living Art Museum to (I)ndependent People. The archive was established in 2008 with the aim to preserve and collect material on exhibition spaces initiated by Icelandic and international artists in Iceland. To this day The Living Art Museum, is the oldest non-profit artist-run organization in Iceland, has collected material relating to over 100 exhibition spaces and the search for further material is ongoing.

The walk takes off from Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús in Tryggvagata 17 at 8 p.m, The program takes place in Icelandic and is open to everyone, free of charge.
 
The program is a part of a weekly program of Evening Walking Tours on Thursdays during the summer, hosted by Reykjavik City Library, The Reykjavik Art Museum, The Reykjavik City Museum and the Reykjavik Museum of Photography.

 



Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 08.23.2015