Artists - on - loan

2nd - 7th April

22. Mar 2013

For one week only, starting 2nd April and running until 7th April 2013, three artists will be made available for loan via the Reykjavík City Libraries.

Commissioned by Live Art Research and Development Agency The Festival, Ásrún Magnúsdóttir, Örn Alexander Ámundason and Unnar Örn will be borrowed from the library just in the same way a library user might borrow a book or a dvd.

The artists will be borrowed with specific projects prepared, and will draw upon their own unique artist toolboxes to excavate the daily sites, situations and bodies of the borrower’s daily life.


Artists available for loan:

Ásrún Magnúsdóttir // Reykjavík Folk Dance Festival Seeking assistance from borrowers, Ásrún will place the borrowers’ dances on her body with the ambition of choreographing a new folk dance for the nation.

Örn Alexander // Chews
Örn will create sculptures of the people he meets in the home of the borrower.

Unnar Örn // Placeholder
Unnar Örn gives city dwellers a chance to share with him and the librarian Ingibjörg Ösp Óttarsdóttir, the problems and questions that relate to collecting, sorting and disposing of the things that pile up in every home.

To loan:

Artist-On-Loan is organised by The Festival in collaboration with the Reykjavik City Libraries and curated by Alexander Roberts. The artworks all take place in the home of the borrowers and are all free of charge. To confirm a booking, one can visit the Reykjavík City Library, call 00354-6933385 or email a booking to

More information on the projects can be found at

This project is supported by the City of Reykjavik, Reykjavík City Libriaries, Kulturkontakt Nord and Youth in Action.

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