Curator talk: Why is Iceland so poor? at 17:00

Group Exhibition / Samsýning

Welcome to a guided tour by curator Odda Júlía Snorradóttir through the exhibition Why is Iceland so poor? The exhibition brings together a new work by Sæmund Þór Helgason, in dialogue with works from the collection of the Living Art Museum.

“Why is Iceland so poor?” surfaces the concerns of the nation today, while simultaneously considering it as part of ongoing conversation on the lived experience of Icelanders. Amongst the 3 screens are different artworks from The Living Art Museum’s collection, meticulously chosen in correspondence to the answers of Helgason’s interviewees. The selection proves that poverty, contrary to the image-production of the nation, has deep roots into Iceland’s society. These works and these answers serve as an open forum on wealth and its unequal division in society today.

The event starts at 5 pm, and the conversation will take place in Icelandic and English, taking into account the needs of those who attend. The Living Art Museum will be open until 9 pm.

Artist: Group Exhibition / Samsýning

Curator: Odda Júlía Snorradóttir




The Living Art Museum

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