Events

Þórunn Árnadóttir, product designer, set up a workspace in the Museum during the winter 2018-2019. The aim was to seek inspiration from the work of the late architect and mathematician Einar Þorsteinn. The results, scented candles called Elements are inspired by platonic solids and mysticism. The candles will be interdouced the 23rd of June. Due to the 2m rule there will not be a specific opening but the museum is open from 12-17. The products can be viewed in the museum store from 23-28 of june.

The symmetrical elegance of the Platonic Solids results from each geometric shape having equal lengths and angles on all sides. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato aligned these unique forms with the elemental building blocks that make up our material world—Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

Each ELEMENTS candle is imbeded with scent and color to reflect its poetry and power.

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Please note that the talk is in Icelandic.

 

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Guided tour with Kolbrún Kjarval, daughter of the late Sveinn Kjarval, will take place on Sunday the 21st of june at 13.00. The tour will be in Icelandic and limited amount of guests are allowed. Tickets must be bought in advance from tix.is

 

 

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Rúna Þorkelsdóttir is an artist, bookmaker and founder of the Boekie Woekie bookshop in Amsterdam, who unexpectedly became a patternmaker for Comme des Garçons, one of the world’s most respected fashion houses.

The opening will take place from 12-17 since the space in the staircase, where the exhibition is set up, is limited. At 14, we are expecting a brass band and we will be planting some delicious flowers in the flowerbeds outside and Rúna will say a few words.

 

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The aim of the project is to raise awareness of consumption and the amount of clothing that is being donated to The Red Cross. What happens to these items? What kind of information are imbedded in one ton of clothing? How can design add value to this material? These and questions are among many that the group will look into during the next few weeks during their residency in the museum.


The project is a collaboration between the Red Cross, The Icelandic Arts Academy, University of Iceland and The Icelandic Textile centre. The project is sponsored by The Student Innovation Fund.

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OPENING from 12 - 17. LECTURE by Þórunn (in Icelandic) starts at 17.

Þórunn Árnadóttir, product designer, set up a workspace in the Museum during the winter 2018-2019. The aim was to seek inspiration from the work of the late architect and mathematician Einar þorsteinn. The results, scented candles called Elements are inspired by platonic  solids and mysticism.

The symmetrical elegance of the Platonic Solids results from each geometric shape having equal lengths and angles on all sides. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato aligned these unique forms with the elemental building blocks that make up our material world—Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

Each ELEMENTS candle is imbued with scent and color to reflect its poetry and power.

 

 

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The talk will take place in Icelandic. It is realted to Goddur´s research on Icelandic visual language and will take place in his workshop here in the museum.

If you are OK with the talk being in Icelandic you can find tickets here but because of covid19 there are only 20 tickets available since we need to keep 2 meters between seats.

https://tix.is/is/event/9997/

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Icelandic Visual Language is the title of Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon’s ongoing research project on the history of applied graphic arts in Iceland.Opening will be held the 24th of March from 17-19.

Shortly after the publication of Guðbrandur’s Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible into Icelandic, in the 16th century, imagery and text became separated. They did not meet again in printed matter until late in the 19th century – following on from freedom of the press. In his research Guðmundur Oddur traces the start of this reunion of imagery and text, and explores the first generation who founded the Association of Icelandic Graphic Designers in the 1950s.

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We are announcing that one of our guests at the opening on the 6th of March was later diagnosed with COVID 19. This has been reported to the right authorities and those who were in conversation with the person for more than 30 sec have been notified. If you are feeling any symptoms please contact your local health centre or go to www.heilsuvera.is where you can be advised through live chat.

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Ásthildur Magnúsdóttir is a weaver and eider farmer. Her textile work covers everything from the finest damask to rough rya rugs. Ásthildur is a specialist in the history and properties of the Icelandic wool. She will have an opening party friday the 6th of March at 18:00.

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