Exhibition “Hafið – Reflections of the Sea” at Felleshus
The exhibition “Hafið – Reflections of the Sea” is dedicated to the ocean. It seeks to provide insights into the ocean’s cultural influence and encourage us to listen and pay attention to its delicate existence.
Exhibition ongoing from 14th of February – 18th of April 2020
The Felleshus – or pan-nordic building – is the cultural centre and event venue of the five Nordic embassies (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).
Iceland lies on the edge of the Arctic and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The proximity to the sea has shaped the Icelanders since the settlement. Over the centuries, they have defied the seas to bring food home or travel to distant waters. Despite the dangers and sometimes cruel fate that awaits those who venture out to sea, its appeal is enormous. The force, the immeasurable vastness, the constantly changing face and the sounds of the sea captivate the human spirit and find clear resonance in culture. The inspiration that creatives draw from the ocean is reflected in their works and makes the closeness to the sea far away from the coast and sea wind tangible.
So dive in – in works by:
Fine arts: Finnbogi Pétursson, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Icelandic Love Corporation / Film: Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir, Elín Hansdóttir, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir / Literature: Andri Snær Magnason, Auður Jónsdóttir, Hallgrímurman Helgasonán, Jóns Hagalín Björnsdóttir, Sjón, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir / Music: Ásgeir, Björk, Bubbi Morthens, Daniel Björnsson, Emiliana Torrini, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Högni, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Mammút, Maria Hulddóstersirans ú ls Monfiros Arn Samaris, Víkingur Ólafsson. / Design: Arkibúllan, Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, Hugdetta, María K. Magnúsdóttir, Þórunn Árnadóttir
Presentation of innovations, new approaches and ideas for the sustainable use of marine resources : Innovators : Andrá, Atson, Benecta, Dropi, Elinora’s Royal Natural Snack, Feel Iceland, Genki, Kerecis, Primex / Design : Ari Jónsson, Birta Brynjólfsdóttir, Ólöf Sigþórsdóttir
Curated by Eva Þengilsdóttir
More information here