Guided tour “Outside the Parenthese: Queer Art and Samtökin 78”

Dr. Ynda Gestsson will quide a tour in English of The art-historical exhibition “Out of the Parentheses: Art and Samtökin ’78”. The exhibition is a collaboration of art historian Dr. Ynda Gestsson and the Reykjavík City Archive, which preserves the archive of Samtökin ’78 – The National Queer Organisation of Iceland.

The artworks and documents on display here invite viewers on a journey where proper due is at last given to these artists and their work, who for many years were considered parenthetical to a social equation that sought to make queer people’s art invisible or to dismiss it as tasteless or pornographic.The exhibition reveals how cultural value has been created in the queer community and highlights the importance of making them visible.