Sequences real time art festival is an artist run biennial in Reykjavík. Sequences is an independent and international art festival, that focuses on time based art. The aim of the festival is to produce and present progressive visual art. Amongst artists that have exhibited at Sequences are Joan Jonas, David Horvitz, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Guido van der Werve, Ragnar Kjartansson, Emily Wardill, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Carolee Schneemann, Rebecca Erin Moran, Finnbogi Pétursson and Alicja Kwade to name only a few from recent years. Past editions have been curated by local and international artists/curators, amongst others Margot Norton (New Museum, NY), Markús Thor Andrésson (Reykjavík Art Museum, IS) and Alfredo Cramerotti (dir. Mostyn, Wales). Founding members of Sequences are artist run Kling & Bang galleri (est. 2003), the Living Art Museum (est. 1978) and the Icelandic Art Center, that together with artists active in the local art scene at each time, run the festival. Sequences is a non-profit organisation.
The ninth edition will be held October 11. - 20, 2019. The curators this time are local artists Ingólfur Arnarsson (f. 1956) and Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir (f. 1980). Both are active in the Icelandic art scene as visual artists, teachers and curators, with this being the first time they collaborate with one another on a project of this scale. The subtitle of Sequences, real time art festival, points to the festival’s original focus on time-based mediums and live artworks. This year the concept of real time has been disrupted and the relativity of the concepts real and time are explored. Ingólfur and Hildigunnur approach this idea through questions on reality and alternative realities, real time and relative time through a juxtaposition of multiple works.