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Art Museum Claims Public Toilet

Reykjavík City Council agreed in a meeting last month to grant the Living Art Museum free usage of the public women’s bathroom on Bankastræti in the city center as an exhibition space. The public bathrooms were closed seven years ago.

Director of Reykjavík Art Museum Hafþór Yngvason reasoned in his opinion of the application that the underground space is unusual and that the Living Art Museum will be certain to make creative use of it, reports.

“Artists with whom the museum collaborates are used to making localized artwork for specific spaces and make use of conditions which would prove a hindrance for others,” Hafþór stated, adding that the exhibition space is likely to spark new ideas and provoke young artists to experiment.

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