Monday, April 6, 2015 - 4:00pm
The Convergence of Art and Everything Else
As one of three top candidates for the position of the Western Gallery Director, Hafthor Yngvason presents his views on the Art world to the public in his talk: The Convergence of Art and Everything Else. All are welcome to listen and ask questions.
Hafthor has been the Director of the Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland's largest art institution, since 2005. The Reykjavik Art Museum operates in three locations (Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and the sculpture museum and park Ásmundarsafn) and attracts over 150,000 visitors a year. The exhibition program includes works from the city's permanent collection, as well as exhibitions of contemporary Icelandic artists and art from abroad. As the director, Hafthor provides creative and strategic vision for the museum and is responsible for all of its operations, including fiscal management and fundraising.
Hafthor Yngvason has served as speaker, panelist and art juror for various universities and public organizations in the United States and Europe. Hafthor has been published in several art journals including: Public Art Review, A Journal of Public Art and Design, The Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter, Art New England, and others. A few of his published books include: "The New Public Art: As Opposed to What?", "Perspectives, At the Convergence of Art and Philosophy", and "Conservation and Maintenance of Contemporary Public Art".
This is a unique opportunity to meet a candidate for the next Western Gallery Director. The other candidates will also give free public presentations at a later date.
Hafthor_Yngvason_CV.pdf - requires access permission to view
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