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. Audience members will have an opportunity to become acquainted with realities and multiple points of view that may reflect upon the times we are currently experiencing. Ingólfur and Hildigunnur approach this idea through questions on reality and alternative realities, real time and relative time through a juxtaposition of multiple works.
“Time is momentarily real to every resident in it. The real time travels through countless channels that each revolve around each person that resides in it. It is healthy for everyone to dip their toes into others time channels, and thereby gain a new perspective on reality.”
Kristinn Guðbrandur Harðarson (b. 1955) has been selected as the biennial’s honorary artist, and has been active in the Icelandic art scene for decades. In his works a personal and poetic processing of the artist’s close environment is positioned within various mediums including texts, embroidery, sculpture, wall mural, cartoons and performances. Kristinn’s solo exhibition will be presented at Ásmundarsalur, and an artist book introduced at the same time will serve as its own independent exhibition space.
Edda Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir, managing director.
Þórhildur Tinna Sigurðardóttir, project manager.
Becky Forsyte, project manager.
Sunna Ástþórsdóttir og Helga Kjerúlf, public relations.
Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, texts.
Sequences IX identity is designed by Hrefna Sigurðardóttir.
Elísabet Brynhildardóttir / Selma Hreggviðsdóttir / Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir, appointed by Kling & Bang gallery.
Dorothée Kirch / Birkir Karlsson, appointed by The Living Art Museum.
Helga Björg Kjerúlf, appointed by The Icelandic Art Center.
Logi Leó Gunnarsson, designated board member.
Steinunn Önnudóttir, designated board member.
Nikulás Stefán Nikulásson, designated board member.
Þorsteinn Eyfjörð, designated board member.
Sequences IX is supported by the city of Reykjavík, Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, Iceland Naturally and Promote Iceland.
Sequences IX is in collaboration with Ásmundarsalur, Bíó Paradís, the Reykjavík Art Museum, Open, Harbinger, the Iceland University of the Arts and Icelandair Hotels.
The festival bars of Sequences ix are Coocoo´s Nest and Lúna Flórens.
Mekka Wine and Spirits support with opening drinks and invite guests to taste
Sequences and the curators wish to thank all of the artists and venues, and all of the individuals who contributed to realising Sequences ix – Really. We particularly thank our team, largely comprised of volunteers, for their hard work and generosity.
James Castle Collection and Archive
Myndhöggvarafélagið í Reykjavík
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Greene Naftali Gallery
Coocoo ́s Nest
Pétur Arason &
Robert Karol Zadorozny
Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir
Kristján Thorlacius Finnsson
Erin Redmond & George Cox
Board of the Living Art Museum
Board of Kling & Bang
The staff of The Icelandic Art Center
Artist Salary Fund