OCTOBER 11th - 20th




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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Philip Jeck at Fríkirkjan in Reykjavík

Recording from Jeck’s performance at the Boiler Room in 2015

Tonight we offer the rare opportunity to see Philip Jeck perform at Fríkirkjan in Reykjavík as a part of Sequences IX - Really
Order your ticket here or come by Fríkirkjan promptly before 8pm tonight on this beautiful fall day.

English artist Philip Jeck has for decades used sound as a foundation for his art. In Jeck’s work there is a deep sense of the world that once was; old record players and tired vinyls, often dug up out of antique shops, are the source of expressive and seductive sounds, full of breaks and debris, memories and desires.

Jeck has released numerous acclaimed albums with the British publishing company TOUCH, performed at concerts and art festivals around the world, and created sound installations for respected art spaces and festivals such as Hayward Gallery, Hamburger Bahnhof and the Biennale in Liverpool. Jeck has composed music for operas, ballets and films, and has worked with musicians such as Gavin Bryars, Jah Wobble (from Public Image Ltd), Jaki Liebezeit (from CAN), Jacob Kirkegaard, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir.

One of Philip Jeck's best-known works is undoubtedly Vinyl Requiem for 180 old Dansette record players, co-produced with artist Lol Sargent, premiered in Union Chapel in London in 1993.



This week’s program

 Still from A tree is like a man by Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir.

Monday October 14th

Venues are closed 

except Kristinn G. Harðarson’s solo show in Ásmundarsalur, open 8:00-17:00.

Tuesday October 15th

All venues are open except Open

Miðvikudagur 16. október

All venues are open

Afternoon hour with the artists in Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina’s Lounge.

Douglas Gordon’s film I had nowhere to go about Jonas Mekas on show at Bíó Paradís.
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Thursday October 17th

All venues are open

Really – the five forewords to Sequences IX will be discussed in the Reading Society of the Living Art Museum.

Föstudagur 18. október

All venues are open

Guðný Guðmundsdóttir’s open lecture will take place at the Icelandic University of the Arts in Laugarnes.

Philip Jeck’s concert at Fríkirkjan.
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Laugardagur 19. október

All venues are open

Film screening of Aphantasia by Amanda Riffo and A tree is like a man by Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir at Bíó Paradís.
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22:30 – 02:00
Closing party of Sequences IX Really at Bíó Paradís.

Sunnudagur 20. október

All venues are open

Guided tour of exhibitions a) and b) at the Marshallhouse.

Curators’ talk, Ingólfur Arnarsson and Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir discuss the festival’s exhibition Really.

Film screening of Gabriel, the only film made by artist Agnes Martin throughout her entire career,  in Bíó Paradís.
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Still from Gabriel by Agnesi Martin, courtesy of Pace Gallery.



Photos from openings at the Marshallhouse and at Open

Photos: Claire Paugam

The opening event of Sequences at the Marshallhouse was a sound piece by Þóranna Björnsdóttir, a live performance which the audience could tune into through headphones while looking at the exhibitions a) at Kling & Bang and b) at the Living Art Museum.

Photos: Claire Paugam

Photos from the opening of exhibition b) at the Living Art Museum.

Photos: Claire Paugam

Photos from the opening of Pétur Már Gunnarsson’s solo show at Open.



2nd day of Sequences: the events of today

Miruna Dragan, In the sage telestic waters… I see…, 2019, Aluminium (and copper and zinc), detail.

16:00 – 18:00
Ívar Glói Gunnarsson Breiðfjörð’s solo show opens in the Green Room,  Reykjavík Art Museum.
Please note, from 17:00 until 18:00 the show is only accessible from the entrance on the east side of the museum.

17:00 – 20:00
Opening piece by Þóranna Björnsdóttir at the Marshallhouse.
Openings of the exhibitions a) at Kling & Bang an b) at the Living Art Museum.
Also, exhibition of drawings by honorary artist Kristinn G. Harðarson at the restaurant La Primavera, Marshallhouse.

19:00 – 21:00
Light dinner on festival offer at Coocoo’s Nest / Lúna FLórens, Grandagarður (next to Open).

21:00 – 23:00
Pétur Már Gunnarsson’s solo show opens at Open.

23:00 – 01:00
Opening party at Slippbarinn, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina.


16:00 - 22:00
Sean Patrick O’Brien’s show ‘Trampólín, massi jarðarinnar’ opens at Gallerí Þyngdarleysi in Granda.

Independent Party People show the theatre piece Soulmates at Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargata 12.



Photos from Sequences opening night

Photos: Claire Paugam

The Sequences festival was set yesterday evening with the opening of the honorary artist Kristinn Guðbrandur Harðarson’s solo show in Ásmundarsalur, and later continued at Harbinger at the opening of Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir’s solo show ‘the Line’.