SEQUENCES IX



REALLY 

OCTOBER 11th - 20th



-  FOREWORD
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Sequences real time art festival is an artist run biennial held in Reykjavík, Iceland. The aim of the festival is to produce and present progressive visual art. Founding members of and responsible for Sequences are Kling & Bang galleri (est. 2003), the Living Art Museum (est. 1978) and the Icelandic Art Center. Sequences is a non-profit organisation.


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Mark

12.6.20


Open Call for curator/curatorial team for Sequences real time festival 2021





Sequences is looking for a curator/curatorial team for Sequences X which will be held in October 2021.

Application deadline: 03.08.2020

Sequences Real Time Art Festival is looking for a curator or curatorial team that could bring a breath of fresh air to the festival whilst honoring the history and function of the festival as an artist-run initiative focusing on real time and time-based mediums. The new curator/curatorial team will organize every aspect of the festival, this includes a variety of projects such as creating the curatorial vision and theme, selecting the exhibiting artists, funding, production and creating a final report. The Sequences board members will be there within reach to guide and assist during the entire process.

The Application Process
The application must have a thorough and detailed description of the proposed idea for the Sequences Real Time Art Festival (1 page), résumé and a suggestion for time-and budgeting.

The completed application must be sent as 1 pdf file to sequences@sequences.is before midnight the 3rd of August 2020. The document must be 2GB or less.

For further information please direct them to the same email address.
All questions will be answered as soon as possible.

The Sequences board members will go over all applications and reply them no later than 3rd of September 2020. The highest level of confidentiality will be maintained and the Sequences board reserves the right to search other applicants.
Mark

30.1.20


Sequences celebrates a three year collaboration contract with the City of Reykjavik



From the opening of Daybreak, Forever, 2.0, by Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson. The work was installed in a tiny space on the harbour on the occasion of the 10 year anniversary of Sequences in 2016. The work was open 24/7 for 365 days.


The City of Reykjavik has announced their annual support to cultural activities and we celebrate a renewal of a collaborative support contract for the coming three years. The support is valuable for Sequences and allows the responsibles of the festival to make longer term plans. As ever, Sequences aims to be a field for experiments and to produce and present progressive visual art. 

We are thankful for the gift of living in a city that supports diverse and independent cultural initiatives.  A formal announcement and reception was hosted in Iðnó yesterday. Here is a list of those who receive support this year, and contracts in coming three years. 

Preparation for the tenth Sequences festival is already underway and it will open in autumn 2021.
Mark

21.10.19


Thank you for coming to Sequences ix




From the opening of Binocular, a solo exhibtion by Pétur Már Gunnarsson in OPEN.


Sequences thanks all the many guests for coming to openings and events of this ninth edition of the festival. We thank in particular the artists for the art and the energy boost, thank you to all those who contributed to realising the festival. We thank our supporters, in particular the City of Reykjavik and the Iceland Visual Art Fund. Last but not least, a heartfelt thank you to the good curators, Ingólfur Arnarsson and Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir, who created the big picture using their ultra sensitivity, curiosity and wisdom. This was enjoyable.

Following exhibitions are still open as following:

Ásmundarsalur, honorary artist Kristinn G. Harðarson, untill 24.11
Harbinger, Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir, til 2. 11
Kling&Bang, exhibition a), til 17.11
Nýlistasafnið, exhibition b), til 24.11
La Primavera, older works by Kristins G. Harðarsonar, til 24.11
Mark

21.10.19


Guðný Guðmundsdóttir and Kristinn G. Harðarson gave open lectures at the Department of Fine Art


Guðný Guðmundsdóttir who exhibits new work in Exhibition b) at The Living Art Museum and Sequences ix honorary artist, Kristinn Guðbrandur Harðarson, each hosted an open lecture in a series of noon lectures at the Department of Fine Art at the Iceland University of the Arts. Recordings of the lectures are on Vimeo together with numerous lectures that have been hosted in the department in past years.

Guðný Guðmundsdóttir 18/10/2019 from Myndlistardeild LHI on Vimeo.

Kristinn G Harðarson 04/10/2019 from Myndlistardeild LHI on Vimeo.

Mark

18.10.19


The cherry on top of Sequences ix. The only film Agnes Martin made, Gabriel, screened in Bíó Paradís 


Agnes Martin, still from Gabriel, with permission from Pace Gallery.


Gabriel (1976), the only film Agnes Martin made in her lifetime, is 78 minutes long, filmed in the American Southwest (New Mexico, California, Colorado) and follows the boy Gabriel on a journey into nature. Between what we watch of the young boy walking along forest paths, mountains and beside streams, focus is upon the natural phenomena. The film has long, close-up shots of flowers, trees, water and desert sand for example. Gabriel was filmed on a handheld camera that Martin herself controlled, and the sense of her personal hand in the slight flickering of the filming is present. If not for the fragments of the Goldberg Variations of J.S Bach, that sound here and there for a few minutes at a time, the film is silent. Agnes Martin said herself that Gabriel was a film of beauty, innocence and ecstasy, all key concepts in the work of the artist.

Bíó Paradís, sunday october 20 at 18.00
Tickets are available on tix.is and at the entrance (if available)
Mark