Summer Country Exhibition Guide – Part 2
Part 2 of our Summer Countryside exhibition guide. More reasons to get out of rainy Reykjavik and find the sunshine.
In 2010 the LungA festival saw the light of day for the first time. This was a festival that celebrated creativity, art, collaboration and culture in general, through a week of workshops, lectures and other activities, ending off in a weekend of celebration, exhibitions and concerts. A powerful mix of art, creativity, expression, and beautiful nature.
Since the beginning, LungA has been part of creating a creative and artistic environment in Seyðisfjörður, and has gained a strong reputation, in both Iceland and abroad, for it’s ability to create and facilitate an amazing atmosphere and high quality workshops and activities. Furthermore it brings joy, self realization, new friends, lovers and good memories to those who visit.
This year there are fantastic exhibitions from Björk Viggósdóttir, Þorvaldur Jónsson, Marine Arragain and others as well as a huge concert on the 19th featuring Retro Stefson, Sin Fang and Moses Hightower. Running all week are workshops in video art, dance, performance and creative fields of all kinds.
Sunday July 6 at 15.00 a singing event will be held in the sound sculpture Tvísöngur by artists Lukas Kühne and is located in the mountainside just above Seyðisfjörður town.
This is the third time the event has been held. The sculpture was open to the public in September 2012.
Location: Bræðslan, Víkurland 6, 765 Djúpivogur
Rolling Snowball /5, Djúpivogur presents work of thirty-three artists from China and Europe who nearly all exhibited for or worked as artists in residency at CEAC in China. The exhibition consists of photographs, paintings, sculptures, videos, and drawings. An exhibition catalogue will be available.
CEAC also opened an artist residency in Djúpivogur where artists can work. This summer two Dutch artists will live in the village during the summer months.
Curators: Ineke Guðmundsson, May Lee, and Annelie Musters.
Reykhólar and Dalabyggð Commune
Gerd Tinglum, Norway
Curators: Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir and Þóra Sigurðardóttir, Iceland.
Dalir og hólar 2014 is an exhibition project which uses abandoned houses and / or open spaces at eclectic sites in western Iceland, Reykhólar Commune and Dalir Commune. The theme of the 2014 exhibition is LITUR (Color).
The impetus for the project is the desire to engage in a discourse with the people of this remote area, to contribute to local culture, and to imbibe the area’s spectacular scenery.
Furthermore the project wishes to encourage tourists and other visitors to come enjoy the landscape and culture of the Breiðafjörður region. The exhibition sites are spread along the area Reykhola- Commune (Reykhólasveit) – Dala-Commune (Dalabyggð) and the project is in collaboration with individuals and institutions within the area. The exhibition thus invites visitors to travel around the area through the positioning of the work in different locations. The catalogue for the exhibition is at the same time a site map of the area and a guidebook for the exhibition.
The exhibition lasts from the 5th July until the 10th August 2014.
The Exhibition Project is made possible by the generous contribution of the artists and the local owners of the sites occupied by the artworks. Also by the support of Icelandic Visual Arts Fund , The Association of Ólafsdalur, The Dala Commune/The Museum in Sælingsdal and the Reykhóla Commune.
Hekla Björt Helgadóttir
June 28th –
Summer We Go Public is an art program in Skagaströnd held by Nes Artist Residency that aims to enrich the public spaces around Skagaströnd with vibrant new contemporary art works, performances or live art events. Artists will come to Skagaströnd for two months from all over the world to make Skagaströnd a creative and diverse place to be this summer.
It is held from July to August 2014 at Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
Reitir is an international collaborative project in Siglufjörður, Iceland
2. – 14. July 2014 (Arrival on 2.july)