Listasafn Islands

Symposium: Power of Passage - Hafnarhús, Sunday 30 September 2-4 p.m.

Symposium set to discuss the element of time as an essential part of the artistic process of works. Held in relation to the exhibition The Power of Passage, currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús. Participants include the artists at the exhibition as well as short summaries from speakers from different academic fields.

As the title suggests, the exhibition Power of Passage explores the forces of transition. All of the artworks presented involve progression and change. They are the outcome of impersonal and indeterminate processes that the artists use to transform their materials from one state into another. The final forms the works take are unpredictable, as the artists allow the dynamic chemical reactions of the materials to work on their own, largely without interference of the artists’ own hands. The attention is on the progression of the transformation itself. The artworks that we see in the exhibition are manifestations of the processes and they are marked by the time involved.


Introduction by moderator Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir
On the time process of the art object - Ólafur Ingi Jónsson
On the time process of the material - Lovísa Ásbjörnsdóttir
 -          Coffee break
Discussions led by Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir with the participation of Guðrún Einarsdóttir, Harpa Árnadóttir, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir and Þór Elís Pálsson.

The event takes place in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 01.16.2015