Culture around the country this summer II
Summer guide to art around the country – The Icelandic Art center presents events around the country over the summer of 2015.
Toes // Tær – Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri / The Factory in Hjalteyri, Eyjafjörður
August 1 – August 30, 2015
Olof Nimar, Una Margrét Árnadóttir, Unndór Egill Jónsson and Örn Alexander Ámundason exhibit together for the first time in The Factory in Hjalteyri, Iceland. The artists who all studied in Sweden, met for the first time in a small studio apartment in Malmö where the idea for the exhibition originated. Though they all work in different ways, they share an interest in the characteristics and possibilities of the factory: it’s size, rawness and natural surroundings. At the same time they see this as the space’s biggest impossibilities and restrictions. In the Factory in Hjalteyri the artists will present new works created specially for the space.
The opening is at 2pm on August 1st, during the opening there will be live music and a party hosted by local people. The exhibition will be open tuesdays – sundays, 2pm 5pm, until August 30th.
Coming Soon // Væntanlegt – Núllið, Bankastræti 0
July 30 – August 30, 2015
The exhibition Coming Soon // Væntanlegt is opening in Núllið, Bankastræti 0, Thursday 30th July at 5 pm. The artists who are exhibiting in the newly renovated space are Brynjar Helgason, Ivar Glói Gunnarsson, Logi Leó Gunnarsson and Una Björg Magnúsdóttir.
The exhibition is open Thursdays – Sundays between 14:00 to 18:00 and will run until 30th August.
Man in the Anthropocene by Rustan Söderling – Harbinger, Freyjugata 1
Harbinger welcomes you to the opening of the exhibition Man in the Anthropocene by Rustan Söderling, this Thursday (30.7) from 18.00 – 21.00.
Rustan Söderling (Göteborg, 1984) Studied Graphic Design at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, graduating in 2009. Söderling works with video, print, writing, editing and designing.
Kyrralíf // Still life – Kunstschlager, Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata 17
July 25 – August 9, 2015
The fourth exhibition in the Kunstschlager series shows a group of 19 artists working with the term Still-Life. The exhibition is meant to give insight in to many different techniques and methods contemporary artists use to approach this classic style. Participants were asked to create new work based on a specific object of their own choice. What you see upon entering the space is a gentle nuance of the original term; which usually consists of many objects, arranged in a delicate, pleasing manner. This exhibition takes on the every day and all of it’s poetical beauty. The Still-Life makes us re-appreciate what is around us and encourages us to take a closer look to what’s in front of us.
Cycle Music and Art Festival – Kópavogur
August 13 – 16, 2015
Pioneering international artists in the fields of new music, performance art, visual arts, sound art and architecture will collaborate and create across city-wide site with music as a central focus in Kópavogur, only a stone’s throw away from the capital Reykajvík.
Performances will take place in public spaces and alternative found locations in addition to the traditional venues. Many of the performances are free and we encourage everyone to check out the festival programme and drop by!
The programme: http://www.cycle.is/
Tickets are available at: https://tix.is/is/event/