Sequences IX: Really

Kristján Guðmundsson Forgotten view, 2001-2005 Photographer: Stein Jørgensen / Courtesy Galleri Riis


October 11 –

October 20, 2019


Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir and Ingólfur Arnarsson


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.

Honorary Artist:

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.

Sequences IX: Really
Kristinn G. Harðarson in his studio



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.

Supported by

Sequences IX is supported by the city of Reykjavík, Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, Iceland Naturally and Promote Iceland.

In collaboration with

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 bar

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

Thank you

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

Pace Gallery

Myndhöggvarafélagið í Reykjavík

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

Reykjavik Grapevine


i8 Gallery

Galleri Riis




Greene Naftali Gallery

Reykjavík Excursions

Coocoo ́s Nest

Lúna Flórens


Ilan Volkov

Indíana Auðunsdóttir

Eggert Maríuson

Gavin Morrison

Pétur Arason &

Ragna Róbertsdóttir

Robert Karol Zadorozny

Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir

Margarita Ogolceva

Claire Paugam

Esther Schipper

Oliver Basciano

Börkur Arnarson

Ragnar Kjartansson

Claire Hill

Sindri Leifsson

Kristján Thorlacius Finnsson

Berglind Ágústsdóttir

Örn Smárason

Fiskmarkaður Íslands

Tjörvi Bjarnason

Indíana Auðunsdottir

Erin Redmond & George Cox

Kristinn´s dog

Board of the Living Art Museum

Board of Kling & Bang

The staff of The Icelandic Art Center

Artist Salary Fund