Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Chess Art - The Art of Chess Exhibition, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009)


Amorphous Organic, 2008,
Alastair Mackie (official site)

This Iceland art exhibition – The Art of Chess - at Reykjavik Art Museum (24 January – 13 April 2009) is giving an artistic take on the design of the game of chess. There are 15 chess sets in the exhibition, designed by contemporary artists from around the world, and curated by Larry List, Julia Royse & Mark Sanders.

Official Reykjavik Art Museum exhibition web site ... here
Wallpaper Magazine web article site ... here
Some of the sets on display ... here

Artists in the exhibition include (biographies):
  • Alastair Mackie
  • Barbara Kruger
  • Chapman brothers (Jake & Dinos)
  • Damien Hirst
  • Gavin Turk
  • Matthew Ronay
  • Maurizio Cattelan
  • Oliver Clegg
  • Paul Fryer
  • Paul McCarthy
  • Rachel Whiteread
  • Tom Friedman
  • Tracey Emin
  • Tunga
  • Yayoi Kusama

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