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“Little Friday” at Living Art Museum

In his project, “Little Friday”, which opens at the Living Art Museum (Nýló) in Reykjavík today, Helgi Þórsson will present a site-specific installation juxtaposing new paintings and sculptures with older works.

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The exhibition is held on the occasion of Helgi’s donation of a work to the museum’s collection, which at present holds around two thousand works spanning the 1950s through the ’90s, a press release states.

Music plays an important role in Helgi’s life and work; he is a member of the bands Stilluppsteypa and Evil Madness.

His compositions of found objects, sculptures and paintings create distinctive surroundings in his installations, turning the exhibition spaces into psychedelic club-like environments, overridden with decorations and automatic musical instruments.

His approach of invading art institutions and crossing borders between art forms often result in his exhibitions becoming singular events, where the distinction between specific works is removed.

Born in Reykjavík in 1975, Helgi studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, received his BFA from the Gerrit Rietfeld Academy in Amsterdam in 2002 and an MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in 2004.

The exhibition will run through December 23. For further information, visit the museum’s website.

In other art news, a group exhibition by the artists of Muses.is is currently running at the old Sanitas factory on Köllunarklettsvegur 4 in Reykjavík. It is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1-5 pm and closes on December 18. Click here for further information.

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