Experi­ment Marathon Reykjavik

Experiment Marathon Reykjavik

Experiment Marathon Reykjavik



Experiment Marathon Reykjavik 15 May – 7. Sept 2008
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ólafur Elíasson

The Experiment Marathon Reykjavík is a large-scale exhibition and a program of related events that will open at the Reykjavik Art Museum’s downtown location, Hafnarhus on May 15, 2008 as part of the Reykjavík Art Festival. For three months the museum will be turned into a laboratory where leading artists, architects, filmmakers, academics and scientists create an environment of invention through a series of installations, screenings, performances and experimental films. Experiment Marathon Reykjavik, the most broad reaching art event that the Reykjavik Art Museum has undertaken since its inception, will bring together over forty renowned artists and scientists from the international community.

The Experiment Marathon Reykjavik is a two fold event: a vibrant laboratory conducting its work before the public eye during the opening days of the exhibition, and installations in diverse media on display throughout the summer. The exhibition and entire enterprise are curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, in collaboration with artist Ólafur Elíasson. A lavish catalogue will accompany the exhibition and will be distributed internationally. Experiment Marathon Reykjavik is the centerpiece of the 2008 Reykjavik Arts Festival. The exhibition is a joint project of the Reykjavik Art Museum and the Serpentine Gallery.

Experiment Marathon Reykjavik is sponsored by Reykjavik Energy and Icelandair.

Images of exhibition