The Summer at Gerðarsafn / Art, science and writing

The Summer exhibition at Gerðarsafn is The In, With and Between Us where Gerður Helgadóttir is invited into dialogue with contemporary art. In August the Culture Houses in Kópavogur offer two summer courses for children that connect visual art to creative writing and natural sciences. 

The In, With and Between Us


The exhibition The In, With and Between Us invites Gerður Helgadóttir (IS, 1928-75) into an ongoing conversation between Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir (IS), Theresa Himmer (DK/IS) and Emily Weiner (US), that started when the three artists were fellow MFA students at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2011. Their research-based conversation around non-linear readings of place and time, language and translation took on a practical dimension in the fall of 2015, when they reunited to transform their shared research into the exhibition Speak Nearby at Soloway in Brooklyn, New York. 

For the exhibition at Gerðarsafn they've opened up their conversation to include pioneering Icelandic sculptor Gerður Helgadóttir for which the museum is named after. Questions of contexts, temporality and history-writing materialize, when Gerður is met as a peer and pulled across time and space and they all meet somewhere in-between, — together.

Summer workshops at the Culture Houses in Kópavogur


The Culture Houses in Kópavogur offer summer workshops for children lead by writers, artists and scientists. An Angel visits is a course on creative writing and art lead by writer Gerður Kristný and artist Guðrún Benónýsdóttir and will be held 8.-11. August for 8-13 year olds. A workshop in science, art and creative writing will be held 14.-18. August for 6-9 year olds at the Natural History Museum, Kópavogur Library and Gerðarsafn. 

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