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Art and Philosophy Symposium in Reykjavík

By Iceland Review

Nicolas Bourriaud, an author and former director of Palais de Tokyo in Paris, will participate in a symposium organized by Reykjavík Art Museum August 13-14 in relation with the exhibition “Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosophy”.


Hafnarhús. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Bourriaud will give a lecture at Hafnarhús (the museum’s “Harbor House”) at 3 pm on Saturday, which will be followed by a panel discussion.

Discussions will focus on the relationship between visual arts and philosophy and taking into account its different perspectives, as stated in a press release from the museum.

The following day the program will begin with an introduction by philosopher Jón Proppé at 2 pm, after which visual artist and writer Thorvaldur Thorsteinsson, philosophy teacher Brynhildur Sigurdardóttir and philosopher Egill Arnarson will speak.

After a coffee break, panel discussions will continue. The symposium is supported by the French Embassy in Iceland. “Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosophy” runs through September 4.

For further information, visit Reykjavík Art Museum’s website.


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