3. March 2022 - 20:00

TALK Series: Krist Gruijthuijsen

TALK Series: Krist Gruijthuijsen
Event location: 
Hafnarhús

TALK Series is a visitors program initiated by the Reykjavík Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Iceland University of the Arts.

Since 2012, a selection of highly regarded international artists, curators and critics have participated. Guests include Heike Munder, Miwon Kwon, Claire Bishop, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Mary Jane Jacob and Dieter Daniels, Douglas Gordon and more.

The program brings the flourishing ideas and diverse practices within the international contemporary art scene to the Icelandic art community and the public at large. Each guests is asked to offer an insight into the field through a public lecture at the Reykjavík Art Museum, studio visits and a seminar lecture at the Department of Fine Art as well as an introduction to the Icelandic art scene through visits to practicing artists studios and the gallery and museum scene. The overall aim of the program is to support a stronger link between local aspects and broader perspectives of contemporary art. By joining the resources of three major local art institutions the wish is to convey current topics of art to both younger and established artists, art students and the general public alike.

Krist Gruijthuijsen is a curator and art critic and since 1 July 2016 director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. He was the artistic director of the Grazer Kunstverein (since 2012) and course leader in the department of fine art at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. He co-founded the Kunstverein Amsterdam, which he also directed from 2009 to 2012. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including some for the Artists Space in New York and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Under his leadership at KW, the curatorial team has staged exhibitions and projects featuring emerging, overlooked, and non-Western voices, including Anna Daučíková, Beatriz González, Hiwa K, and Hassan Sharif. Visit is supported by the Goethe Institute.

Free entrance with a museum ticket and for holders of Annual Pass/Culture Pass.