Art in the Public Realm
The conference will take a look at art in the public realm and its meaning for local communities and in a broader context. A special focus of the conference will be on how these kinds of projects originate, how do they come to be, how they are financed and planned. Previously this year the Reykjavik Art Museum has held three symposiums concerning art in the public realm: What is Public Space?, Disputes on Art in Public Spaces and Development and Future of Art in Public Spaces. All being a part of the year of public art at the Reykjavik Art Museum. The conference is held in partnership with Hafnarborg and the Research Center in Museum Studies.
Keynote speaker is Tyra Dokkedahl a danish curator and journalist specialized in art in public spaces and buildings. Previously she worked at the Danish Building and Property Agence as Head of Art Commissions and Acquisitions.
Other speakers are architecht Steve Christer at Studio Grandi, Ágústa Kristófersdóttir director of Hafnarborg speaking for the Research center in Museum studies, the artists Anna Hallin, Olga Bergman, Carl Boutard and Ólöf Nordal, Örn Baldursson from the Government contruction contracting agency.
Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir director of the Reykjavik Art Museum opens the conference and Sigurður Trausti Traustason Head of Collections and Research at the Reykjavik Art Museum will lead the conference.
Light lunch and coffee is included in the conference fee.