Art Exhibition Project in West Iceland
Kristinn G. Harðarson
Dalir og Hólar is an exhibition project that uses abandoned spaces at six eclectic sites in western Iceland, on the Breiðafjörður bay. The main impetus for the project is the participating artists’ desire to engage in discourse with the people of this remote area, to contribute to local culture, and to imbibe the area’s spectacular scenery. A second impetus is to encourage tourists and other visitors to come enjoy the landscape and culture of the Breiðafjörður region. The exhibition sites are at Króksfjarðarnes; Saurbær; Tjaldanes; Tindar; and, on the Skarðsströnd shore, Nýp; and lastly Röðull in Skarðsströnd, the abandoned meetinghouse of the Skarðsströnd local community. The exhibition invites visitors to travel around the area through the strategical positioning of the work in different locations, and a map of the area; a guidebook and a catalogue for the exhibition. Curators Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir and Kristinn G. Harðarson.
The Valleys and hills-Project 2008 is made possible by the generous contribution of the Artists participating – and by the support of the local people of the area, The Cultural Council of West Iceland, The Cultural Council of the Westfjords, Ólafsdalsfélagið, Nýpurhyrna, Dala-Community and Reykhólar-Community.