Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Art of Chess

An exhibit at the Reykajavik Museum, January 24 - April 30, 2009 (Image: Alastair Mackie, Amorphous Organic, 2008) The Art of Chess 24. january – 13. april 2009 Kjarvalssta├░ir. Fifteen unique chess sets and boards made by internationally renowned contemporary artists. Each chess set has its own concept reflecting the artists’ vivid imagination. Artists include Damien Hirst, Maurizio Cattelan, Rachel Whiteread and more. Curators: Mark Sanders, Julia Royse, and Larry List. Artists Article by Larry List EVENTS AND EDUCATION Saturday 24 January 4 pm Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of ChessOpening of the exhibition The Art of Chess and the familyworkshop Creative Move in the North Gallery. Guests can create their own chess sets throughout the exhibition's period. Sunday 25 January Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess 2 pm Artists' Talk. Oliver Clegg, Paul Fryer and Alistair Mackie discuss their works on show. 3 pm Panel Discussion. Curators Mark Sanders and Larry List partake in panel discussions on chess and art along with the director of the Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafth├│r Yngvason. Sunday 8 February 3 pm Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess Check Mate. Chess match with the chess sets on display Sunday 22 February 3 pm Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess Scrutinizing Art. Discussions on the concept of aesthetics and what it has to do with chess. Sunday 29 March 3 pm Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess Lecture of history of chess in collaboration with the Reykjavik Chess Academy and the Icelandic Chess Federation. Sunday 5 April 3 pm Kjarvalsstadir – The Art of Chess Check Mate. Chess match with the chess sets on display.

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