Time and Time Again – Curator Talk

Sunday August 11th at 2 p.m., we invite you to attend a curator talk of the museum’s exhibition, Time and Time Again, presenting works by artists Arna ÓttarsdóttirLeslie Roberts and Amy Brener. For the talk, curator Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir will welcome guests and speak about the artists’ works, their working methods and the context that the works enter into here. Please note that the talk will be in English for the most part.

Ideas about time are woven into the works of all three artists, as one might say they collect traces of our present through personal interpretation. There is also a certain lightness, or a sense of humor in their works – a sense of nonchalance – which could be interpreted as an attempt to recognize the absurdity of the times we live in. Perhaps, their works can be read as an attempt to stop time, or even step out of the present.

Arna Óttarsdóttir (b. 1986, Iceland) received her BFA from Iceland Academy of the Arts (now Iceland University of the Arts) in 2009 and has exhibited regularly since, in solo and group exhibitions throughout Iceland and abroad. In recent years, she has had notable solo exhibitions at Nýlistasafnið – The Living Art Museum, i8 Gallery and Harbinger. In 2021, her work was featured in Iðavöllur: Icelandic Art in the 21st Century at the Reykjavík Art Museum. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at Nordatlantens Brygge, Copenhagen; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Åplus, Berlin; Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm and Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York. Arna lives and works in Reykjavík

Leslie Roberts (b. 1957, USA) makes work driven by color, language, and self-devised rules. She has exhibited in New York City and throughout the United States, at venues that include Minus Space, Marlborough Gallery, McKenzie Fine Art, 57W57 Arts, Pierogi, Kathryn Markel, Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, PPOW, and the Brooklyn Museum in New York City; the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, North Carolina); and the Wellin Museum (Clinton, New York). In 2024 she received grants from the Gottlieb Foundation and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Residencies include Yaddo, Ucross, Ragdale, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Skowhegan, and others. She holds a BA from Yale and an MFA from Queens College. Roberts has lived in Brooklyn for over three decades and is Professor Emerita at Pratt Institute 

Amy Brener (b. 1982, Canada) currently lives and works in New York. She graduated with an MFA from Hunter College in 2010 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions in the US, Canada, Europe and China. Highlights include exhibitions at MoMA PS1 in New York, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, The Speed Museum of Art in Kentucky, Galerie Pact in Paris, Wentrup Gallery in Berlin, MacLaren Art Centre in Ontario and Riverside Art Museum in Beijing. Her work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, Vogue, CURA, Hyperallergic, Artnet News and The Brooklyn Rail. She is an Assistant Professor at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Free entry – see you at Hafnarborg.