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New Installation Displayed at Reykjavík Art Museum

The installation artwork “Maeri” by promising Icelandic artist Pétur Már Gunnarsson is currently on display at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús and today at 3 pm the artist will talk about his project with visitors to the museum.

The installation started with a simple computer program, which takes apart words and then reorganizes letters so that they form the code of a country, such as ISL for Iceland, MYS for Malaysia and SLV for El Salvador.

At the exhibition, Gunnarsson plans to feed text into the program, either his thoughts about the exhibition or the Nordic version of the legend of Excalibur, and display the code that is created from that text.

The installation is on display in the museum’s exhibition space D, which is intended for up-and-coming artists who haven’t displayed their work in Iceland’s larger galleries before.

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