August 2013

30.08.13 - Sólfar

Solfar ReykjavikSólfar [Sun Voyager] a dreamboat, an ode to the sun by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931 – 1989)

In an interview published in Þjóðviljinn on June 11, 1987, Jón Gunnar describes the genesis of this work as being part of the Scandinavian art project, Experimental Environment, which conducted various artistic experiments in places like Denmark and Iceland in the 1980s.  The sun ship symbolizes the promise of new, undiscovered territory.  It is located in Sæbraut, central Reykjavík, Lýðveldið Ísland.

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