Pavilion Nordico



PAVILION NORDICO is back from summer break and happy to announce our tour of talks and workshops in the Nordic region, kicking off with a talk at the Reykjavik Art Museum on August 15. 

Bringing the project back to Iceland for the first time, the team of PAVILION NORDICO will share some of their impressions and experiences with the audience and discuss first outcomes and future objectives of their initiative at The Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús (Harbour House). 

The first edition of the PAVILION NORDICO included over 70 international creators and 13 public program events such as talks, exhibitions and performances. The group exhibition and performance program “Reacción a Islandia”, curated by Guðny Guðmundsdóttir of Icelandic Cycle Art & Music festival, provided some of the many highlights of the newly established art and culture center.

The talk will be introduced by Birta Guðjónsdóttir, curator of the Icelandic Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale and one of the advisors of the project. The project, its roots, objectives and future plans will be presented by PAVILION NORDICO co-founder Sara Løve Daðadóttir alongside the visual design team of the project, Josefin Askfelt and Emil Willumsen of Copenhagen-based Kiosk Studio. The team will give context on the historical and cultural background of PAVILION NORDICO’s first location in Buenos Aires, discuss the nuts and bolts of setting up an international artist residency, and relate the united Nordic approach of their project to the specifics of Icelandic art and cultural production. Whether you’re an artist interested in applying for the residency, a cultural practitioner curious about the logistics of international art projects, or a visual designer looking for inspiration on how to merge the content and aesthetics of a project, the PAVILION NORDICO team will take you through all stages and considerations that went into setting up the first pan-Nordic residency and art center outside of Europe, and elaborate on the role that Iceland can play in promoting Nordic art and culture around the globe. 

The presentation is followed by an audience Q&A.

Thursday, August 15th
17:00 Talk with Birta Guðjónsdóttir, Sara Løve Daðadóttir, Josefin Askfelt & Emil Willumsen
18:00 Q&A