The Sequences Biennale opened on October 13 with an extensive program and exhibition openings with over 50 artists participating. The festival program concluded on October 22, but the central exhibition, titled Can’t See, will be ongoing until November 26. The central exhibition is divided into four chapters: Soil, Subterranean, Water, and Metaphysics Realm. Each chapter is displayed across four local institutions: the Nordic House, The Living Art Museum, National Gallery and Kling & Bang.
A comprehensive catalog was published with an address by the curators, exhibition text about each chapter, artwork in public space and real time artworks, as well as a work index and map.
Sequences is a non-profit artist run biennial in Reykjavík. The aim of the festival is to produce and present progressive visual art. Founding members of Sequences are artist run Kling & Bang (est. 2003), the Living Art Museum (est. 1978) and the Icelandic Art Centre, that together with artists active in the local art scene, run the festival.
The curatorial collective is formed by four Estonian based curators and writers: Marika Agu, Maria Arusoo, Kaarin Kivirähk and Sten Ojavee who have worked together since 2017 at the CCA. More clearly, they defined their platform in a collectively curated exhibition A-tishoo, A-tishoo, We All Fall Down (2019) which exhibited in EKKM, the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia. Other than this, they have curated and organized lecture series, seminars, article series, public art projects and video events. As curators they have different backgrounds, spanning artistic practice, social theory, philosophy, art history and semiotics. They have teamed up to bring together different experiences and ways of thinking, to save resources and reduce overproduction. They believe that working together rather than as individuals allows us to create more sustainable models of working.