The Living Art Museum cordially welcomes you to the opening of Rolling Line, an exhibition spanning more than a decade of work and documentation by artist Ólafur Lárusson (1951 – 2014).
The exhibition will open Saturday March 18th between 2 – 6 o´clock, with the inauguration of The Living Art Museum’s new space at the harbour, in The Marshall House on Grandagarður 20, 101 Reykjavík.
This is the first time that Ólafur Lárusson´s works are being exhibited together in an effort to provide a comprehensive view into the artist’s most productive years. Alongside the exhibition a momentous book will be published on the occasion of the generous gift the museum has received from Ólafur´s family, of considerable material from the artist´s studio. In this collection from his practice, over 1200 pieces can be found ranging from the artist´s film archive, negatives and documentation of performances, photographs and VHS recordings. The exhibition Rolling Line will present, among other things, the recently surfaced recording of Ólafur´s memorable performance in Gallery SÚM in the year 1978.
A release date for the publication will be announced at a later date, but that is no less reason not to celebrate!
Ólafur´s artwork invites us into a sense of adventure and storytelling, upon the heath and out in the moors. He was forthright in his art and sought to break through the traditional framework of his chosen mediums; enabling the works to secure their own wings.
It is with great pleasure that the board of The Living Art Museum invites you to attend the opening of The Marshall House at the harbour, where the museum along with Kling & Bang and Ólafur Elíasson will open a new art centre. A restaurant and bar managed by Leifur Kolbeinsson will also operate in the house on street level.
Curated by Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir & Becky Forsythe with exhibition design in collaboration with Thomas Pausz.