Sequences X: Time Has Come
Time Has Come was the title for the tenth Sequences art biennale, held between 15-24 October 2021.
The title was a reference to the ephemeral social space which the festival makes for itself each time. The festival included diverse artists’ dialogue, with their environment, history or other artists. Dialogue is by nature defined by the moment and context. It consciously and subconsciously includes the zeitgeist and prevailing ideas of the society at any given time. Where ideas within societies are dynamic and subject to change, like societies themselves, we get an opportunity to read the flow of time and the development of various social ideas. By stirring the accepted conventions in a society, we can stir up the time.
In 2021, the festival boasted a diverse group of artists who are all generous with their time, ideas and creative energy. They are able to drive projects and create a platform for dialogue and participation. This often resolves in artwork that include direct communication between the artist and a certain space or environment, and the connection to the audience created by the work. The dialogue between artist and receiver can then become an artwork in itself, it assumes a form that lives inscrutably in the mind of the receiver. The result is an artwork that communicates humane behaviour and ideas of the human condition and freedom.
Curators: Þráinn Hjálmarsson & Þóranna Björnsdóttir
Honorary Artist: Elísabet Jökulsdóttir