Listasafn Islands

Culture Night 2012 at Reykjavik Art Museum

Art Tour at Harpa in collaboration with the Reykjavik Art Museum.
Art historian Heiðar Kári Rannversson leads a guided tour through the art works at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center. The works seen around the building are all from the collection of Reykjavik Art Museum by various Icelandic artists.

The tours start at 1:30and 3:00 pm.
Limited guests are 30 people.
Register at Harpa ticket sale, ground floor.


Open from 10:00 - 23:00


14:00 - 15:00
MUSEUM BELT: Guided Tour for the family

15:00 - 18:00
„Home“ – chat and knitting workshop
Held in relation to the Knitting House at Hafnarhúsið in collaboration with The Women Story Circle.

Destroyed Word
Performance by Spanish artist Santiago Sierra.
Destroyed Word is a live action by Spanish artist Santiago Sierra and involves the destruction of a 3.6 meters tall, letter (L) made of aliminium. The event is a part of a series of actions, as he will carry out a total of ten similar actions at different locations around the world, each offering the destruction of a new letter. The artist’s use of aliminium in Destroyed Word resonates particularly within the context of Iceland.

Destruction and its paradoxical relationship to production play a pivotal role in the work of Sierra. At the centre of his practice lies the notion of wage labour as the main destructive component in relation to the human body and mind under capitalist production. See:

kl. 22:00
Video screening event with works by artists Björk Viggósdóttir, Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson, Jan Schumann, Katrín Agnes Klar, Klængur Gunnarsson, Kristjan Zaklynsky, Lina Bjorn Larsen, Lukas Kindermann,María Dalberg, Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson.


(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 is organized as a part of the Reykjavik Arts Festival and takes place in a cluster of museums, galleries, artist-run spaces and institutions in the capital area. Hafnarhus presents works by: Anonymous, Elin Strand Ruin + The New Beauty Council, Goksøyr & Martens, Institutt for Degeneret Kunst, Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir & Hlynur Hallsson, Kling & Bang, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas + MIT 4.333, The Icelandic Love Corporations and The Leyline Project: Steingrímur Eyfjörð & Ulrika Sparre.

Erró - Drawings
Erró might not be as well known for his drawings as for his paintings, but this exhibition presents around 200 of his works. The oldest are from 1944, the latest quite recent, and the artist has utilized a multitude of techniques and methods in creating them.

Erró and Seven Teapots
Set up as as a part of DesignMarch 2012 Reykjavik Art Museum exhibits seven impressive Chinese porcelain teapots decorated by Erró in 2009, as the initiative of the French publisher Stéphane Klein. The teapots are exhibited alongside the paintings by Erró, which were partly used as models for the design.


Open from 10:00 - 17:00


13:00 - 14:00
What do you see?
Guided tour and workshop for the family

16:00 - 17:00
Concrete Jazz
New and classic jazz music performed by musicians Magnús Rannver Rafnsson, Leifur Gunnarsson and Andrés Þór Gunnlaugsson.


Workshop for the Family
Open workshop for the family set up in relation to the exhibition Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision and focuses on vision and imagination.

Hangman's Rock - The Delirium of Vision
The exhibition showcases many paintings by Jóhannes Kjarval from a secluded place in the Garðahraun lava field south of Hafnarfjörður called Hangman’s Rock.  Curator Ólafur Gíslason explores Kjarval´s subject as well as over 20 other Icelandic artists through the phenomenology of vision.

Kjarval – Key Works
Keyworks by Icelandic painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval from the collection of Reykjavik Art Museum.



Open from 10:00 – 17:00

The Fire Within
Many of Ásmundur Sveinsson‘s sculptures disclose his agile feelings and reflect his painful loss and heartache. This exhibition in Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum builds on material from the artist‘s emotional quick; a new approach to his body of work.

Thoughts in forms
In the pyramid Ásmundur’s studio has been recreated, to give an idea of his working environment in Sigtún.


Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 03.43.2015