Sequences | reykjavik | 6–15 October 2017
15.04.15 11:49

Sunday openings in the city centre, Ásgrímssafn, Hótel Holt, Harbinger

  • Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir exhibited in Ásgrímur´s former atelier in Ásgrímssafn
  • guests in Ásgrímssafn, Anne Haaning and Edda Halldórsdóttir managing director of Sequenes
  • David Kefford, TV Painting in the former living space of painter Ásgrímur Jónsson
  • Una Margrét Árnadóttir, Two Crabs, one of two video works at Hótel Holt
  • Marina Dacci, Alfredo Cramerotti, Jordan Baseman at the lobby of Hótel Holt
  • Una Margrét Árnadóttir, Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir
  • Brandon Cramm who hosted an ongoing off venue during the week, Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir director of the Living Art Museum and
  • Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson reads from Tolstoj as part of his performance
  • Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson sings during his performance in a former smoking room at the Hótel Holt
  • Guests were led to one of the hotel rooms for the final part of the performance
  • at Harbinger
  • guests in Harbinger
  • an artist hugs a fellow artist, Kolbeinn Hugi and Margrét Blöndal
  • one of the works at the exhibition, Felldur/Field
  • Felldur/Field
  • Alfredo Cramerotti, Börkur Arnarson director of i8 gallery and more guests at Harbinger
  • Megas, Maria Arusoo director of Center for Contemporary Art Estonia, David Kefford
  • guests at Harbinger
  • hosts outside Harbinger - Ragnheiður, Margrét and Edda
  • guests in the spring weather outside Harbinger
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Final Sequences VII openings were in the city centre, focused on smaller venues within a walking distance, the ideal sunday art route. We started in Ásgrímssafn, the former home and atelier of one of Icelands old painters – Ásgrímur Jónsson. Next stop was Hótel Holt, an all time favourite hotel in town that this year celebrates its 50th anniversary and is were our guests from abroad stayed for Sequences VII. Hótel Holt is a family run hotel and owns one of the biggest private collections in Iceland. The hotel itself is also packed with artworks, mostly by the old painters, at least three original works in each room and the bar dedicated to Kjarval, one of the most significant painters of past generations of artists. This time a few of the hotel paintings had been exchanged for new pieces, video works and sculptures. Throughout the week Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson invited people to a performance, a partly fictional narrative that led guests through different spaces of the hotel. The third and last venue on the sunday walk was Harbinger, a small and bright spot on a crossroad, in what used to be a fishmonger, but has fairly recently been converted to a contemporary tenderly artist run project space.