Thursday November 28th at 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Hafnarborg will participate in a conference at Kjarvalsstaðir, in partnership with the Reykjavík Art Museum and the Research Center in Museum Studies. The conference will take a look at art in the public realm and its meaning, both for local communities and in a broader context. Special focus will be on the origin of these kinds of projects, how they come to be, how they are financed and how they are planned.
The keynote speaker will be Tyra Dokkedahl, a Danish curator and journalist specializing in art in public spaces. Other speakers are architect Steve Christer at Studíó Grandi, Ágústa Kristófersdóttir, Director of Hafnarborg, artists Anna Hallin, Olga Bergman, Carl Boutard and Ólöf Nordal and Örn Baldursson from the Government Construction Contracting Agency. Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Director of the Reykjavík Art Museum, will open the conference and Sigurður Trausti Traustason, Head of Collections and Research at the Reykjavík Art Museum, will lead the conference.
The participation fee is ISK 2.500. Coffee and a light lunch included. Registration required here.