Curver invites to hullabaloo and tasting clouds
Visiting Nýló, the Living Art Museum, has been quite an unusual experience the past couple of weeks, where Curver Thoroddsen´s work Family-Fun has attracted much more than the usual suspects of the art scene in Iceland, and exploded the usual visitors numbers. The show has namely solved the problem of the stereotype urban (and suburbian-) family – finding something fun to do with the kids.
Image : the Living Art Museum
At the same time as the exhibition is plain fun and a total blast for all generations – indeed a spot where they are joined, it has a melancholic undertone, not unfamiliar in Curver´s previous works. Or maybe it is just a gentle awakening. Or a celebration of opportunities. I guess it is up to you, isn´t happiness a choice? and misery as well?
Layers are one of the keywords that come to mind, a dialogue. But isn´t life simple? And this was fun.
Part of the Family-Fun are challenges that all ages seem to courageously take on.
The Girl and Boy Scouts sold cotton candy, hotdogs, balloons and other candy stuff – and of course we enjoyed the opportunity to taste the clouds.
We ended the tour of the day at the city pond, where we met yet another urban phenomenon, the locally made bread soup, mostly available on sunny days.
The exhibition is on view until April 29.