Children's Culture Festival

Barnamenningarhátíð 9.-14. apríl

PROGRAM

HAFNARHÚS

Children from Landakotsskóli
Is art maths? – Is maths art?
Exhibition opening 12 April at 13h00
During the week of the Children’s Culture Festival, students from Landakotsskóli visit the museum and work with the connection between mathematics and art, based on the exhibition of Anna Guðjónsdóttir. The students experience the work of Anna, which is an installation based on the interplay between a two-dimensional, painted surface and a three-dimensional actual space. The product of this work will develop throughout the week and form an artwork which will be on show in the museum during the festival.

Young Erró Exhibition on 3rd floor
During the Children’s Culture Festival, there will be a unique exhibition of works from Erró’s youth on the second floor in Hafnarhús. There you can see his paintings and drawings from the age of eight, when he lived at Kirkjubæjarklaustur, until his teenage years.

Workshop with Guðný Rúnarsdóttir
Let’s See: Explore – Observe – Play – Smudge – Build

Saturday 13 April at 13-15h00
Open experimental workshop where designer and visual art teacher Guðný Ragnarsdóttir leads visitors of the Children’s Culture Festival in exploring form and material, building, attaching and pasting sculptures in the spirit of the current exhibitions in the building.

KJARVALSSTAÐIR

Children‘s exhibition by Vogaskóli, Sæmundarskóli og Kelduskóli Víkur
Sound Power – Motive Power
Opening on Tuesday, 9 April at 17h00
The exhibition Sound Power – Motive Power is a collaborative project between three schools from different neighbourhoods in Reykjavík; Vogaskóli in Vogahverfi, Sæmundarskóli in Grafarholt and Kelduskóli Vík in Grafarvogur. The content of the exhibition is based on the energy in our environment and how it affects our perception, visually, with sound and movement. The exhibition’s subject and the content of the works is a dialogue with one’s environment. The viewer’s experience is individual and interactive, because the guests become a part of the force which moves the works.

During the preparation, sound artist Finnbogi Pétursson visited students in the schools and discussed with them his own work and theirs. In his work, Finnbogi has worked in a unique fashion with perception and the effect of sound on material such as water and light.

Art instructors Guðrún Gísladóttir in Vogaskóli, Vilhelmína Thorarensen in Sæmundarskóli and Vilma Björk Ágústsdóttir in Kelduskóli – Vík oversaw the students’ work and the exhibitions were installed in collaboration with the museum.

The exhibition is open during museum opening hours.

Children‘s exhibition by Dalskóli
Animals and Odd Creatures

Opening on Tuesday, 9 April at 17h00
Students from Dalskóli exhibit various odd creatures in Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir. Large, small, gentle or vicious. Come if you dare! The exhibition is open during museum opening hours.

Art instructor Edda Ýr Garðarsdóttir supervised the student’s work and the exhibition was installed in collaboration with the museum.

The exhibition is open during museum opening hours.

Workshop with Halldór Ragnarsson
ÚTIANDLIT – SKÚLPTÚRSMIÐJA 

Saturday, 13 April at 12-15h00
Artist Halldór Ragnarsson leads an outdoor art workshop at Kjarvalsstaðir during the Children’s Culture Festival. All children are welcome to participate in creating an interesting outdoor face sculpture. This year is the year of outdoor art at Reykjavík Art Museum. The workshop will most likely take place outdoors.

ÁSMUNDARSAFN

Kira Kira meditation experience
Let’s See – Prisma Poetry
Sunday, 14 April at 13-15h00
The composer Kira Kira (Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir) leads children and their families in a bright and calming meditative experience amid the force that resides in the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson in the exhibition “Under the Same Sky”, using music, dialogue and improvised mantras. Visitors get a chance to perceive Ásmundur’s sculptures in a new and warm way – in a diverse experience of the forces of visual art, music and being together. A magical experience for the whole family.

GERÐUBERG – BREIÐHOLT

Cycling Guided Tour – Outdoor Artwork
Saturday, 13 April at 11h00
During the Children’s Culture Festival, Reykjavík Art Museum invites families on a fun, guided cycling tour, in collaboration with Hjólafærni á Íslandi (Cycling Skills in Iceland). The tour sets off from Ævintýrahöll (Adventure Palace) in Gerðuberg at 11:00 and takes in the outdoor artworks in Breiðholt, but the year 2019 is the year of outdoor art at Reykjavík Art Museum.