Symposium: Other Perspectives.
Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus
Weekend 13 - 14 August 2011

The symposium was held in connection with the exhibition Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy. Discussions focused on the relationship between visual arts and philosophy, taking into account its different perspectives.

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Nicolas Bourriaud, French curator, theorist and art critic. Bourriaud co-founded, and from 1999 to 2006 was co-director of, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris together with Jerôme Sans. He was also founder and director of the contemporary art magazine Documents sur l'art (1992–2000), and correspondent in Paris for Flash Art from 1987 to 1995. Bourriaud was the Gulbenkian curator of contemporary art at Tate Britain, London, and in 2009 he curated the fourth Tate Triennial there, entitled Altermodern.[1] Published work include: Relational Aesthetics (Paris: Presses du réel, 2002), Postproduction: Culture as Screenplay: How Art Reprograms the World (New York: Lukas & Sternberg, 2002) and The Radicant (Sternberg Press, 2009).

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The exhibition:

Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy
Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus
21 May — 4 September 2011

Perspectives - On the Borders of Art and Philosophy offers an unusual overview of contemporary Icelandic art. Selected by eight curators, the exhibition is representative of the breadth and diversity of styles and artistic media pursued in Iceland today. Self-reflexive engagement with the very notion of art is a common element in many of the works. The goal is to create a thought provoking exhibition and to generate a dialogue about the meaning of contemporary art. What unifies the exhibition is a unique collaborative approach to curating. All of the eight curators have advanced degrees in philosophy and address every aspect of the exhibition from philosophical standpoints.

Curators: Aðalheiður Lilja Guðmundsdóttir, Gunnar J. Árnason, Gunnar Harðarson, Hafþór Yngvason, Jón Proppé, Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir and Ólafur Gíslason.

Works by:

Alcopley, Anna Líndal, Baldur Geir Bragason, Bára Kristinsdóttir, Barbara Árnason, Birgir Andrésson, Bragi Þór Jósepsson, Claudio Parmiggiani, Dieter Roth, Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson, Elías B. Halldórsson, Finnbogi Pétursson, Gabríela Fridriksdóttir, Guðrún Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir, Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir, Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir, Halldór Ásgeirsson, Haraldur Jónsson, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Hörður Ágústsson, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Hreinn Friðfinsson, Huginn Þór Arason, Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Inga Þórey Jóhannsdóttir, Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir, Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Karen Agnete Þorarinnsson, Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Magnús Pálsson, Matthías M.D.Hemstock, Kees Visser , Kristín Jónsdóttir frá Munkaþverá, Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, Kristinn Geir Haðarson, Kristján Davíðsson, Kristján Guðmundsson. Magnús Árnason, Magnús Pálsson, Margrét H. Blöndal, Matthew Barney, Muggur, Nína Tryggvadóttir, Páll Thayer, Pétur Thomsen, Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Roni Horn, Rúrí, Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir, Svavar Guðnason, Þór Vigfússon, Þóra Sigurðardóttir, Þórdís Erla Ágústsdóttir, Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson, Tumi Magnússon, Unnar Örn J. Auðarson, W.G. Collingwood.

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