ICELAND road trip and culture this summer!
Summer guide to art around the country
The Icelandic Art center presents all events around the country over the summer so that you can combine road trips and culture.
AKUREYRI ART MUSEUM
June 13 – August 16
The main event at the Akureyri Art Museum for summer 2015 is Mireya Samper’s solo exhibition, Reflection. The exhibition reflects the processes and influences, which Mireya has worked with and experienced, both in Iceland and Japan, in the past months. The exhibition seeks to reach the viewer’s subjective reflection. The inner and outer cosmos, eternity and the cycle of life, water and light – inner and outer cycle, in a double meaning – are featured.
On July 25th the exhibition NOT – North Icelandic Product Design opens in Akureyri Art Museum, Ketilhús. This is a group exhibition with several product designers who live in North Iceland, participating.
The Akureyri Art Museum is opening hours: 10am – 5pm, June – August.
SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL in Akureyri
June 12 – September 6
The Summer Arts Festival in Akureyri is a good promotional venue for artists. It has now been revived, after having been dormant for a few years, with over 70 events already planned. Adding events is still a possibility and will be until the end of the season.
More information and complete program on www.listasumar.is
SKAFTFELL ART CENTER
Opening July 11 at 16.00
Artwork by Icelandic artists Ingólfur Arnarsson and Þuríður Rós Sigurþórsdóttir, curated by Gavin Morrison.
Electronial musician Auxpan performs at the opening
Arnarsson and Sigurþórsdóttir are somewhat different artists, yet in this exhibition their work can be seen to relate to painting without it being painting.
The exhibition invites consideration of material and surface, and what constitutes a painting. Moreover the exhibition concerns how these art works inhabit the space of the gallery, of how they relate to the architecture and how the horizontal and vertical planar surfaces are employed by each artist.
ROLLING SNOWBALL/6 – RÚLLANDI SNJÓBOLTI/6
July 11 – August 22
Rolling Snowball/6, Djúpivogur is a Chinese-European exhibition initiated and supported by the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), Xiamen, China and the municipality of Djúpivogur, Iceland.
The exhibition is curated by CEAC.
3 – 27 July
The exhibition, Nowhere else, curated by Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, artists participating in the exhibitions are Hannes Lárusson, Guido van der Werve, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Mathias Kessler, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir, Ragnar Már Nikulásarson, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Árni Einarsson and Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir,
June 24 – July 6
Since 2012, REITIR has annually invited a number of people from around the world to Siglufjördur to participate in an experimental approach to the traditional art workshop. REITIR includes young professionals from all around the world with all sorts of expertise to the northern part of Iceland to collaborate on innovative works that address the town of Siglufjördur, in one way or another. The aim of REITIR is to be an active and critical part of Siglufjörður’s development by creating a platform for innovation and critical thinking through interdisciplinary cooperation.
REITIR is hosted by Alþýðuhúsið, the art studio/gallery/home of artist Aðalheiður S. Eysteinsdóttir, who is also the cook.